UofL Swimming | Cardinals win nine gold medals, set records at World Championships

07/31/2017 10:38 AM

The University of Louisville swim and dive team wrapped up the final day of the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest with a gold, a bronze and a world record.

Over the course of the eight-day competition, the Cardinals collected nine gold medals in all, as well as two bronze.

Olympic swimmer and former Card Kelsi Worrell not only earned one of those gold medals, she also set a new American and world record for the women’s relay.

The Cardinals had three women and five men competing with four coaches assisting four different countries.

In a press release, Arthur Albiero, UofL head coach and assistant women’s coach for Team USA, said the following:

“It is difficult to put the entire experience with Team USA for the past few weeks into words. As a coach I am already planning on all the small things we will work on is order to continue to get better. But immense pride is what I feel at this moment. I have pride in the way all of our swimmers competed the past eight days. I have pride in how our coaching staff, support staff, and administration have worked together to create a world-class swimming environment at UofL and pride in being part of the UofL Athletic Department. Project Tokyo, here we go.”

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