June 22, 2022

#FinaBudapest2022 Updates


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eight members of the Ohio State swimming and diving program will compete at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest this month. Among the group are five swimmers, two divers and one coach.

Follow along for day-by-day updates from Budapest:


Day 7 // Friday, June 24

  • Ruslan Gaziev was a member of the Canadian 4×100 mixed relay team in the prelims, helping the team qualify for the finals. Gaziev led off the relay in a time of 49.16 to help the team to a second-place overall finish in the heats. In the finals, the relay earned a silver medal.
  • Charlie Clark took the blocks for the 1500 freestyle, finishing in a time of 15:00.33 for 10th overall in the heats.
  • In the 50 backstroke, Hunter Armstrong, who holds the world record in the event, advanced to the finals with a second-place finish in the semifinals on Friday.

 Day 6 // Thursday, June 23

  • Gaziev swam in the heats of the 4×200 free relay on Thursday. He finished in a time of 1:48.57 as the Canadian team finished 11th overall.
  • Romano also raced in the 200 backstroke.

Day 4 // Tuesday, June 21

  • Hunter Armstrong (United States) picked up his second medal at the 2022 Fina World Championships with a gold medal finish in the 4x100m mixed medley relay. Armstrong led off the relay and finished in a time of 52.14 to help propel the relay to finish in 3:38.79, 2.55 seconds ahead of second-place Australia. The win is the United States’ first gold in the 4x100m mixed medley since 2017.
  • Ruslan Gaziev (Canada) started off the day for the Buckeyes in the 100m freestyle, finishing seventh in his heat and tied for 14th overall (48.49) for a spot in the semifinals. He went on to finish in a time of 49.00 in the first semifinal heat.


Day 3 // Monday, June 20

  • Armstrong earned his first world championship medal of his career on Monday, finishing in 51.98 in the 100 backstroke for the bronze medal. The time is a personal-best for the Dover, Ohio native.
  • Charlie Clark made his world championship debut, racing the 800 freestyle. He finished in a time of 7:51.59 for 12th overall.


Day 2 // Sunday, June 19

  • Armstrong posted the best time (52.81) in the heats of the 100 backstroke to advance to Sunday’s semifinals. He went on to finish third (52.37) to punch his ticket to Monday’s finals.
  • Gaziev’s first race in Budapest was the 200 freestyle, finishing in a time of 1:48.10 for 25th overall in heats.


Day 1 // Saturday, June

  • Kristen Romano (Puerto Rico) was the first Buckeye to race in Budapest, competing in the 200 medley. She finished 29th overall in 2:18.89.
  • Armstrong raced in the 4×100 freestyle relay heats to qualify the United States team for the finals. The American relay went on to win gold.