BUDAPEST, Hungary – A trio of current and former University of Alabama swimmers completed a week of competition at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday, including a championship final finish by three-time NCAA champion Kristian Gkolomeev.
Gkolomeev, a former Alabama swimmer, Zane Waddell, who will be a sophomore this fall, and incoming freshman Flora Molnar all swam on relays and in individual events at the World Championships.
Gkolomeev placed seventh in the 50-meter freestyle after posting a 21.73 in the championship final, 20th in the 50-meter butterfly (23.85) and 20th in the 100-meter freestyle (48.88. He swam on Greece’s 11th place 400-meter freestyle relay team and 14th place 400-medley relay.
Waddell placed 45th in the 50-meter freestyle (22.86) and 48th in the 100-m freestyle (49.99) and 12th on South Africa’s 400-meter freestyle relay and its mixed 400-meter freestyle relay. Molnar finished 19th in the 50-meter butterfly (26.51), 28th in the 50-meter freestyle (25.61) 9th in the 400-meter freestyle relay team for Hungary and 10th in the 400-meter medley relay.