The 2024 World Aquatic Championships have seen the United States rise to the top of the medal standings after securing two golds on night two. Kate Douglass earned gold in the women’s 200 IM, while Nic Fink won the men’s 100 breast gold. This brought the US total to five medals. Claire Curzan and Michael Andrew also contributed to the US medal count by picking up two silver medals.
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 also made history with Diogo Ribeiro becoming the country’s first World Champion by winning the men’s 50 butterfly.
As of the end of night two, Australia is leading the way atop the medal table with five golds and a total of eight medals. They are aiming for their first gold on night three after falling short so far. Germany is currently in second place with four golds, while Italy sits in third with three golds.