Apple, Finnerty Win Medals on Tuesday at the World University Games


Indiana University postgraduate swimmers Zach Apple and Ian Finnerty both added medals to their haul on Tuesday at the World University Games in Napoli, Italy.

Apple won his fourth gold medal of the week on Tuesday, anchoring Team USA in the 4×200 freestyle relay. The Americans won with a time of 7:09.77, with Apple posting the fastest split in the event in 1:46.16. Apple also won gold medals in the 4×100 freestyle relay, 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle.

Earlier, Apple qualified in a tie for sixth overall for Wednesday’s 50 freestyle Championship Final with a mark of 22.38.

In the Championship Final of the men’s 50 breaststroke, Team USA and IU postgrad Ian Finnerty won the bronze medal, taking third with a time of 27.25. Earlier in the week, Finnerty won gold in the 100 breaststroke with a meet record time of 59.49.

In the Championship Final of the women’s 200 freestyle, IU postgrad and Team Canada swimmer Kennedy Goss placed eighth with a time of 2:01.08.


Incoming Hoosier freshman Emily Weiss finished 14th overall in the semifinals of the women’s 50 breaststroke for Team USA, touching the wall with a time of 31.80.




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