Hoosiers Cap Final Day of World University Games with Three Medals

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The Indiana University swimming contingent at the 2019 World University Games wrapped up competition on Wednesday by winning three more medals.

Over the course of the 2019 World University Games, Hoosier swimmers – both current and postgraduate – combined to win seven gold medals, two bronze medals and qualify for 16 Championship Finals.

In the Championship Final of the men’s 4×100 medley relay, both IU postgraduates Ian Finnerty and Zach Apple won gold with Team USA, helping the Americans post a winning time of 3:33.02.

Apple posted a tremendous anchor freestyle leg, brining Team USA back from a 0.53 deficit from Russia. The IU postgrad split a 47.55 in his 100 free leg, 0.57 seconds faster than any other time in the field. Finnerty, the 100 breaststroke champion from earlier in the week, split a 1:00.36 for the Americans.

The swim capped a wonderful performance from Apple at the 2019 World University Games. The former Hoosier won five gold medals over the course of the week – 4×100 freestyle relay, 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 4×200 freestyle relay and the 4×100 medley relay.

Also, in the Championship Final of the men’s 50 freestyle, Apple placed sixth overall with a time of 22.50.

Swimming for Team Brazil in the men’s 4×100 medley relay, current Hoosier Gabriel Fantoni won bronze with a time of 3:35.33. Fantoni led off with the third-fastest backstroke leg with a mark of 54.15.

Team Canada and IU postgrad Kennedy Goss capped her week at the World University Games with a fifth-place finish in the Championship Final of the women’s 400 freestyle, touching the wall with a time of 4:13.23.

The Indiana University swimming contingent at the 2019 World University Games wrapped up competition on Wednesday by winning three more medals.

Over the course of the 2019 World University Games, Hoosier swimmers – both current and postgraduate – combined to win seven gold medals, two bronze medals and qualify for 16 Championship Finals.

In the Championship Final of the men’s 4×100 medley relay, both IU postgraduates Ian Finnerty and Zach Apple won gold with Team USA, helping the Americans post a winning time of 3:33.02.

Apple posted a tremendous anchor freestyle leg, brining Team USA back from a 0.53 deficit from Russia. The IU postgrad split a 47.55 in his 100 free leg, 0.57 seconds faster than any other time in the field. Finnerty, the 100 breaststroke champion from earlier in the week, split a 1:00.36 for the Americans.

The swim capped a wonderful performance from Apple at the 2019 World University Games. The former Hoosier won five gold medals over the course of the week – 4×100 freestyle relay, 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 4×200 freestyle relay and the 4×100 medley relay.

Also, in the Championship Final of the men’s 50 freestyle, Apple placed sixth overall with a time of 22.50.

Swimming for Team Brazil in the men’s 4×100 medley relay, current Hoosier Gabriel Fantoni won bronze with a time of 3:35.33. Fantoni led off with the third-fastest backstroke leg with a mark of 54.15.

Team Canada and IU postgrad Kennedy Goss capped her week at the World University Games with a fifth-place finish in the Championship Final of the women’s 400 freestyle, touching the wall with a time of 4:13.23.

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