Canada says goodbye to World Swimming Championships with 11 medals

Canada’s Summer McIntosh, 15, won another gold medal as Italy beat the United States in the men’s 4x100m medley relay on Saturday on the final night of the World Championships. swimming.

The Americans offered the United States the 45th medal of the week, to extend the record already held by the country, by winning the 4x100m medley relay on Saturday. Regan Smith, Lilly King, Torri Huske and Claire Curzan finished 0.47 seconds ahead of Australia and 1.23 over Canada.

“Yeah, I’m very tired,” admitted Huske after winning her sixth medal in the busy week.

Canada said goodbye with 11 metals in its most successful World Cup.

Veteran Gregorio Paltrinieri also won an electrifying 1,500m freestyle event as Italy finished with five gold medals.

Paltrinieri stayed well short of the new world record by taking a wide lead over his rivals before eventually setting a championship mark of 14 minutes, 32.80 seconds.

“I knew they were coming, but I had a big lead and that was enough for me,” Paltrinieri said.

McIntosh capped off a successful week for Canadian swimming with her second world title. She clocked 4:32.04 in the women’s 400m medley.

McIntosh then said she wasn’t focused on the position, but was more concerned with how she performed in competition.

“I got there and met my expectations in terms of time and goals. I mean, I swam the distance and pushed my body as hard as I could. So overall , I’m happy,” McIntosh said.

After some confusion, American Justin Ress was confirmed as the 50m backstroke champion.

Ress’ joy of winning the race in 24.12 seconds was cut short after he was disqualified for being overwhelmed at the finish. His teammate Hunter Armstorng, who finished two hundredths of a second behind, took the win, while 17-year-old Ksawey Masiuk of Poland took silver and Italy’s Thomas Ceccon bronze.

FINA then overturned the disqualification.

“That might be the worst way a career can go,” Ress acknowledged.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström won the 50 freestyle, her tenth gold medal at the World Championships.

Italy didn’t take it all after Lithuania’s Rūta Meilutytė stunned world record holder Benedetta Pilato by a tenth of a second to win the 50m breaststroke in 29.70 seconds.

The Italians celebrated again as Ceccon, Nicolo Martinenghi, Federico Burdisso and Alessandro Miressi set a European record 3:27.51 to win the 4×100 medley, 0.28 seconds ahead of the United States.

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