As the second night of competition at the 2024 World Aquatic Championships drew to a close, the United States had emerged as the clear leaders on the medal standings. Nic Fink and Kate Douglass had both secured golds in their respective events, bringing the US total to five medals. Claire Curzan and Michael Andrew added two more silver medals to the country’s tally.
Germany had also made a strong showing, with Angelina Kohler winning gold in the women’s 100 fly and securing Germany’s first world title in 15 years. Portugal had also made history by having Diogo Ribeiro become their first ever World Champion with his win in the men’s 50 butterfly event.
As of now, Australia is still leading the way on the medal table with 13 gold medals and 25 total, but they are yet to win a gold medal after falling short so far. The race for supremacy at this year’s championships is likely to continue until it reaches its final night.