After a teenage fight, 15-year-old Canadian Summer McIntosh defeated American Katie Grimes, 16, to become the world champion in the 400m medley on the final day of the competition.
After winning the 200m butterfly on Wednesday, the summer Macintosh exited Budapest with two world titles.
“Katie is a great competitor and I love swimming against her because we are in the same age class,” the 16-year-old Canadian replied in August.
“I set my own goals, usually they are not ranking goals, but I think I met them more and more about how I want to run my race,” the embarrassed Canadian added.
Aside from McIntosh and Grimes, many young people have revealed themselves in Budapest this week. David Bobovici, a Romanian who wrote the 100-200m freestyle doubles at the age of 17, was crowned the 100m breaststroke at the 17th, along with the Italian Benedetto Plato, the leader of this new generation. 100m freestyle queen.
Sarah Sjostrom was 15 when she won her first world title in 2010. Twelve years later, he finished these worlds with two gold medals.
Sweden won the world title in the 50m freestyle on Saturday, the day after winning the 50m butterfly final.
She has now won twenty world medals, two units from the record of American Katie Ledecky.
“It may be my mood and a lot of hard work, but mostly I like what I do,” he said of his longevity.
In Budapest, he won silver in the 100-meter freestyle competition.
“It’s super, every time I hit the opposite wall, it means so much to me, I mean, three medals, it’s awesome,” she reacted.
In the weekend pool races, the Tuna Arena came close to setting a fourth world record when 27-year-old Italian Gregorio Baltrinieri won the 1500-meter freestyle title.
“It was amazing”
Prior to world record hours in the last corner, he was fast bowling in the last meters, finally reaching the second best world performance of all time (14 minutes 32.80). Only the controversial Chinese Sun Yang did better (14 min 31.50).
“It was amazing, the next day I took a disappointing 800m, so I wanted to prove that I could still do something good,” the Italian explained.
“I knew they would come back, but I had a big lead. That’s really my strategy, to go fast and try to get a big lead,” he continued.
Lithuanian Ruta Mylotide won her first world gold medal since 2013, beating Benedetto Plato and Laura van Niekerk of South Africa in the 50m breaststroke final.
Meilutyte has not won a medal in a major competition since 2015.
“It’s fun to be a world champion,” she laughed.
At the end of the evening, a new stage was set up to present the gold medal to the first disqualified American, Justin Res, as the stage ceremony for the men’s 50m backstroke had already taken place.
This article was automatically published. Sources: ats / afp
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