In the 2024 World Aquatic Championships, the United States rose to the top of the medal standings after securing two golds on night two. Nic Fink won the men’s 100 breast gold, and Kate Douglass earned gold in the women’s 200 IM. 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 was at the top of the medal table with six gold medals and a total of eight. They are aiming for their second gold on night three after falling short so far.