USC's swimming contingent combined to win 17 medals at the just completed 2018 World Championships in Hangzhou, China, including six by Russian Vladimir Morozov, five by Hungarian Katinka Hosszu and four by American Kendyl Stewart.
Russian star and Trojan great Vladimir Morozov claimed one of the glamour races at the 2018 FINA World Championships on Friday (Dec. 14), holding off American star Caleb Dressel to win the 50m free while his former teammate Katinka Hosszu won her third gold, capturing the 100m IM.
Just two days into the 2018 FINA World Championships in Hangzhou, China, and the Trojans have already amassed an impressive medal count, led by Hungary's Katinka Hosszu with two golds and a silver, a pair of relay medals for Russia's Vladimir Morozov and another relay medal for American Kendyl Stewart.
Former USC Swimming Coach Don LaMont, who guided the Trojan women's team for 10 years following a highly successful club coaching career and prior to a long stint of service for the university, died last week, months after suffering a severe stroke. He was 82.