Swimming, artistic swimming waves goodbye on day 8 in the worlds of Budapest

Swimming, artistic swimming waves goodbye on day 8 in the worlds of Budapest

BUDAPEST, June 25 (Xinhua) – The eighth day of competition of the 19th FINA World Cup said goodbye to two disciplines: swimming and figure swimming, with nine finals competed here on Saturday.

Today’s first final was mixed duet free, where ’s duo Shi Haoyu and Zhang Yiyao got 88,4000 points to take the bronze, while Italian Giorgio Minisini and Lucrezia Ruggiero won the gold in 90.9667 and the Japanese Sato Tomoka and Sato Yotaro took silver. at 89.7333.

The women’s team’s highlight routine was the last final for artistic swimmers, and it ended with the victory for Ukraine (95.0333), which beat two Mediterranean nations, (92.2667) and (91.9333).

The American swimmer Justin Ress won the ’s 50 m backstroke with a time of 24.12 seconds and beat his compatriot Hunter Armstrong at 24.14 and Polish Ksawery Masiuk at 24.49.

Masiuk, just 17 years old, is the youngest medalist in this event at the big water tournament, breaking Kliment Kolesnikov’s record of 19 years and 19 days set in 2019 with a bronze.

Lithuanian Ruta Meilutyte won the women’s 50m breaststroke by 29.70 seconds, her second world title nine years after taking the gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke in 2013.

Italy’s Benedetta Pilato (29.80) and Lara Van Niekerk from (29.90) took silver and bronze respectively, while Tang Qianting from China finished fourth (30.21).

The men’s 1500m freestyle final ended with a new meeting record of 14: 32.80 thanks to Italian swimmer Gregorio Paltrinieri, who beat American swimmer Bobby Finke (14: 36.70) and Florian Wellbroke from (14: 36.94).

Sarah Sjoestroem from Sweden was fastest in the women’s 50 m freestyle final with a time of 23.98 seconds, and surpassed Katarzyna Wasick from (24.18) and Meg Harris from Australia (24.38).

It has been Sjoestroem’s tenth world title. She is the fifth swimmer to win at least 10 individual gold medals at the worlds after Michael Phelps (USA, 15), Katie Ledecky (USA, 14), Sun Yang (China, 11) and Ryan Lochte (USA, 10).

Hungarian fans gathered eagerly to cheer on Katinka Hosszu in the ladies’ 400m medley, but the local heroine ended up short on the podium and finished fourth.

The women’s 400m medley final was won by Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh in 4: 32.04, followed by American Katie Grimes (4: 32.67) and Emma Weyant (4: 36.00). China’s Ge Chutong finished sixth in 4: 38.37).

McIntosh, 15 years and 311 days old, is the second youngest winner of the world title after Tracy Caulkins (USA, 15 years and 224 days) in 1978, and the first Canadian to take four medals in a single world.

Italy won the men’s 4×100 m medley relay in 3: 27.51, their very first medal in the world competition, beating the (3: 27.79) and Great Britain (3: 31.31) to second and third place respectively. China finished eighth in 3: 34.62.

The last final of the day was the women’s relay 4×100 m medley, and the USA won the gold in 3: 53.78 for the eighth record time at the world championships. The silver went to Australia (3: 54.25) while the bronze went to (3: 55.01) and China finished sixth in 3: 57.73.

From Sunday, diving and swimming in open water will join the water polo to compete in the worlds.

Source: sn.dk

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