Daily Preview: Day 2, 15 July
Most important facts about the event of Day 2.
Open water swimming - 5km Men
- Germany (11) could equal Russia (12) for a record number of world titles in open water swimming.
- Defending champion Chad Ho (RSA) can become the third swimmer to win the world title in the men's 5km event multiple times, after Thomas Lurz (GER, 7) and Luca Baldini (ITA, 2).
- Mark Papp (HUN) or Kristof Rasovsky (HUN) hope to give Hungary its first world title in an open water event.
Synchro swimming - Solo Technical
- Russia is one gold medal short of claiming their 50th gold medal in synchro swimming at the world championships. All other nations combined have won 28 gold medals.
- Svetlana Kolesnichenko (RUS) has already claimed 12 gold medals in synchro swimming at the world championships, but never in an individual event.
- Ona Carbonell (ESP) can win her 21st medal in synchro swimming at the world championships. Her compatriot Gemma Mengual (ESP) has 20. Russia's Svetlana Romashina (RUS, 22) and Natalia Ishchenko (RUS, 22) are the only swimmers with more.
Diving - 10m Platform Synchro Mixed
- At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, China's Si Yajie (CHN) and Tai Xiaohu (CHN) won the inaugural edition of the mixed 10m platform synchro at the world championships.
- China will now be represented by Ren Qian/Lian Junjie (CHN).
- Lian (3 November 2000) could become the first man born after 1 January 2000 to win a medal in diving at the world championships. His current diving partner Ren (20 February 2001) became the first woman born in this century to win a medal when she took silver in 10m platform women in 2015.
- Australia's Melissa Wu/Domonic Bedggood (AUS) took bronze in mixed 10m platform synchro in Kazan and could become the first partnership to win two medals in this event.
- Meaghan Benfeito (CAN) claimed silver in 2015 in this event and she can join Jennifer Abel (CAN) as most decorated Canadian woman in diving on five medals.
- Benfeito's diving partner Nathan Zsombor-Murray (28 April 2003) is the youngest competitor in diving at the 2017 world championships.
- Zsombor-Murray will be 14 years and 78 days old on 15 July and could become the youngest man to win a medal in diving in world championship history and the second-youngest overall, after Fu Mingxia (CHN, 12-150, gold 10m platform women ) in 1991.
Diving - 1m Springboard Women
- Defending champion Tania Cagnotto (ITA) will not defend her crown as he is retired.
- Chinese divers have won a record five world titles in the women's 1m springboard.
- At each of the last four world championships, two of the three medals were claimed by Chinese divers.
Diving - 3m Springboard Synchro Men
- 2016 Olympic gold medal winners Jack Laugher (GBR) and Chris Mears (GBR) can become the second duo to add the world title to their Olympic gold in this event, after Wang Fen/Qin Kai (CHN) in 2008 & 2009.
- China has won eight of the nine editions of the 3m springboard synchro at the world championships (exception 2003).
- Ilya Zakharov (RUS)/Evgeniy Kuznetsov (RUS) could become the first divers to claim a silver medal in a specific event at four consecutive world championships.