By USA Swimming | Saturday, August 26, 2017
TAIPEI – Team USA was golden on the final night of the 2017 World University Games, as American swimmers earned four gold medals – and seven total medals – to conclude competition at the National Taiwan Sport University Arena.
Topping the podium for the United States on Saturday were:
- Caroline Baldwin (Westfield, N.J./North Carolina) in the women’s 50m freestyle in 25.02
- Andrea Cottrell (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Cardinal Aquatics) in the women’s 50m breaststroke in 30.77
- Ella Eastin (Irvine, Calif./Stanford Swimming) in the women’s 200m butterfly in 2:08.21
- The men’s 400m medley relay – Justin Ress (Cary, N.C./NC State), Andrew Wilson (Bethesda, Md./Longhorn Aquatics), Justin Lynch (Vallejo, Calif./California Aquatics) and Ryan Held (Springfield, Ill./NC State) – in 3:33.27
The women’s 400m medley relay took silver in 4:00.49 with Hannah Stevens (Lexington, Ohio/University of Missouri), Cottrell, Hellen Moffitt (Alexandria, Va./North Carolina) and Baldwin representing Team USA.
Katrina Konopka (Greenville, S.C./Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics) added bronze in the women’s 50m free in 25.21, with Sierra Schmidt (Erdenheim, Pa./Club Wolverine) winning bronze in the women’s 400m free in 4:09.82.
Ress paced all swimmers with four medals in Taipei, including three gold. In addition to the 400m medley relay, he earned gold in the 100m back, 400m free relay and silver in the 50m back.
United States led all nations with 28 medals – 11 gold, nine silver and eight bronze. Full results can be found at www.2017.taipei.