Top swimmers from all around the world have gathered in Russia as they are fighting it out for the prestigious medals in the ongoing 2015 FINA World Championships. The swimmers at the Kazan Arena have already showcased some amazing display in the first two days of the competition and the third day on Tuesday is also expected to be on the same lines.
The medals tally as of now lists France as the best team in the competition with two gold medals, while Great Britain have the maximum number of medals with 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.
On Day 2, Great Britain's Adam Peaty was at his brilliant best as he won a gold medal in the 100m breaststroke defeating Olympic winner from South Africa Cameron van der Burgh. Hence, there is a sense of expectation from Peaty as van der Burgh will also feature on Day 3 of the 2015 FINA World Championships during the men's 50m breaststroke heat.
The final of the event is scheduled for Wednesday.
If everything goes off well, the 100m champion Peaty should win the gold in the 50m breaststroke. Andrea Toniato of Italy and Brazil's Felipe Franca could even pop up as a surprise in the competition.
Apart from the men's 50m breaststroke heat, the 200m butterfly and 800m freestyle heats will also take place on Tuesday.
But the focus will primarily lie on the men's 100m backstroke and 200m freestlye as the finals will be held on Day 3 for both the events. Australia's Mitch Larkin and France's Camille Lacourt are the favoutires for the gold in the backstroke event, while Ryan Lochte from the US and James Guy, who were both superb in the semi finals, are going to be the favourites in the 200m freestlye.
In the women's section, the focus will completely lie on the three finals – 100m breaststroke, 100m backstroke and 1500m freestyle. Russia's Yuliya Yefimova and Lithunia's Ruta Meilutyte finished their respective semifinals in top positions; hence they are the top two contenders in the 100m breaststroke.
In the 100m backstroke, Australia's Madison Wilson and Emily Seebohm, after their impressive performance in the semifinals, should finish on the podium.
Where to Watch Live
Day 3 of the 2015 FINA World Championships is scheduled for 9:30am local time (12pm IST, 2:30am ET, 7:30am BST) start. There is no live coverage in India.
US viewers can watch the 2015 FINA World Championships on Universal Sports with live streaming on USN TV.
Viewers in Europe can catch the action of the mega event on EuroSport and via a live stream on Eurosport Player.