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Tuesday July 30, 2013Conor Dwyer Earns First Career Individual World Championships Medal

Gainesville, Fla.

Conor Dwyer delivered a come from behind silver medal finish in the 200-meter freestyle to surprise the field and pick up his first career individual World Championship medal during the third day of competition at the 15th FINA World Aquatic Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

 

Dwyer, who was a part of the 2012 Olympic Gold and 2011 World Championship gold 4X200 freestyle relay teams, entered the 200 free final seeded sixth after posting a swim of 1:47.05 in the semi-final round. Dwyer, finding himself in fifth with 50 meters to go, turned on his jets out of lane seven to finish with a career best time of 1:45.32.

 

Ryan Lochte, who finished fourth in the 200 free at the 2012 Olympics and first in the 200 free at the 2011 World Championships, placed fourth in the event with a time of 1:45.64. Lochte entered the 200 free with the second fastest semi-final time of 1:46.06 and still has the 200 individual medley, 200 backstroke and 100 butterfly left on his slate.

 

Melani Costa-Schmid (Spain), fresh off of a silver medal in the 400 free during the first day of competition, heads into tomorrow’s 200 free final seeded third after swimming a Spanish long course record mark of 1:56.19 in the semi-finals. She entered the semi-final heat seeded sixth after posting a time of 1:57.01 in prelims.

 

In addition to Costa-Schmid in tomorrow night’s competition, freshman Sinead Russell (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) will swim the 50 back and Lochte and Dwyer will swim the 200 IM in the morning session.

 

Morning heats begin at 10 a.m. (Central European Time) or 4 a.m. (ET). Semi-finals and finals will start at 6 p.m. (CET) or 12 p.m. (ET).

 

Universal Sports Network and NBC are currently airing 70 hours of premier pool action during the course of the week.

 

For updates and recaps of the Gators at the World Championships, please visit GatorZone.com or follow @GatorZoneSwimDv on Twitter. Full schedule of events, American and World records, online live results and live video is linked below. The TV schedule is listed below. 

 

Schedule of Events

 

Link to Omega Timing for live results

 

Link for American and World records

 

Link for live video

 

Universal Sports Network and NBC 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships Broadcast Schedule:

All times ET – Schedule subject to change

Day

TV Time (ET)

Event

Network

Thurs., Aug. 1

12-2:30 p.m. LIVE

Swimming Finals

Universal Sports

Fri., Aug. 2

12-2:30 p.m. LIVE

Swimming Finals

Universal Sports

Sat., Aug. 3

1-3 p.m.

Swimming

NBC

Sat., Aug. 3

9-11 p.m.

Swimming (Re-air)

Universal Sports

Sun., Aug. 4

4-6 p.m.

Swimming

NBC

Sun., Aug. 4

9-11 p.m.

Swimming (Re-air)

Universal Sports

 

EVENING SESSION RESULTS

 

Men’s 200-meter freestyle (Finals):

Conor Dwyer, 2nd, 1:45.32

Ryan Lochte, 4th, 1:45.64

 

Women’s 200-meter freestyle (Semi-finals):

Melani Costa-Schmid, 3rd, 1:56.19 (advances to finals)

 

MORNING SESSION RESULTS

 

Women’s 200-meter freestyle:

Melani Costa Schmid, 6th, 1:57.01 (advances to semi-finals)

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