The 2024 World Aquatic Championships were a thrilling event, with the United States rising to the top of the medal standings after securing two golds on night two. Kate Douglass earned gold in the women’s 200 IM and Nic Fink won the men’s 100 breast gold, bringing the US total to five medals. Claire Curzan and Michael Andrew also contributed to the US medal count by picking up two silver medals each.
Germany secured their first gold medal and their first women’s world title in 15 years as Angelina Kohler won the women’s 100 fly. Portugal made history by having Diogo Ribeiro become their country’s first World Champion by winning the men’s 50 butterfly.
As of now, Australia is still leading the medal table with 13 gold medals and 25 total, but they are aiming for their first gold on night three after falling short so far. The medal standings at the end of night two were as follows: USA had 2 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze; China had 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze; Germany had 1 gold, no silver, and 2 bronze; South Korea had