Canada’s Summer McIntosh sets 2nd world record in 5 days

TORONTO (AP)– Summer McIntosh set her 2nd world record in 5 days, winning the 400-meter private collection at the Canadian swimming trials on Saturday night.

The 16-year-old from Toronto won in 4 minutes, 25.87 seconds, improving the old mark of 4:26.36 set by Katinka Hosszu of Hungary at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

“It’s fantastic to have all my friends and family in the stands, cheering me on,” she stated. “It truly assisted me in the last hundred meters.”

McIntosh broke the world record in the 400 freestyle on Tuesday, the opening night of the trials at the Pan Am Sports Centre in Toronto. Her time of 3:56.08 eclipsed the mark of 3:56.40 embeded in May by Ariarne Titmus of Australia.

McIntosh is the very first individual to hold long-course world records in both the 400 IM and 400 complimentary. She’s the very first Canadian because 1984 (Alex Baumann) and very first Canadian female because 1967 (Elaine Tanner) to set 2 long-course world records.

The teen, who trains in Florida, simply missed out on setting the world record in the 200 IM on Thursday. She won in 2:06.89, simply off the mark of 2:06.12.

McIntosh likewise won the 200 butterfly on Friday in 2:04.70.

The trials are Canada’s certifying satisfy for the world champions in July in Japan.


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