Canadian swimmers shatter national record with 9th medal at worlds

Canadian swimmers broke the national record of winning two more medals on Friday and winning the podium in one world championship.

And 19-year-old Josh Riend was at the center of both.

After winning individual bronze medals in the Men’s 100m Butterfly, Reend led a 4×100 mixed freestyle relay team that won the silver medal, giving Canada the ninth medal in Hungary.

The previous 8 marks were set in the 2019 world.

Already Canada’s most decorated Olympic athlete, Penny Oleksiak also broke the world’s national personal record with his eighth podium after racing the relay’s anchor leg.

All eight Toronto-born medals arrived relayed, and she once again demonstrated her prowess.

After Reend started the Canadians in 3rd place, Javier Asebed and Kayla Sanchez assured the team to stay there for approach at non-Olympic events.

The 22-year-old Oleksiak then offered a trademark finish kick, overtaking American counterpart Claire Carzan and pushing Canada to the silver medal with a national record time of 3: 20.61 seconds.

Australia won the gold medal at a world record time of 3: 19.38, while the United States won the bronze medal at 3: 21.09.

Reend, who also won the bronze medal in 100 freestyles, will be on the podium for the third time in the tournament.

He took a page from Oleksiak’s book on his way to his latest bronze medal. Markham, Ontario, touched the 50-meter mark in 4th place, but did his best to the end.

His split time in the second half of the race was only as good as Hungarian gold medalist Kristof Milák and Japanese silver medalist Naoki Mizunuma.

The 50.97 second time of the reend was also three hundredths of Mizunuma. Mirak dominated the entire race and flirted with the world record before winning the gold medal in 50.14 seconds.

See | Reend bursts into bronze with a 100 meter butterfly:

Josh Reend claims to have won the 100-meter bronze medal in his second medal at the FINA World Championships.

Josh Reend of Markham, Ontario, won the bronze medal in the men’s 100-meter butterfly at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest on Friday. This is only two days after winning the bronze medal in the 100-meter freestyle and winning his first career world championship medal.

Just over 30 minutes before the 100 Butterfly, Liendo missed another potential medal in just 0.04 seconds and finished fifth in the 50 Freestyle.

The Canadian passed the qualifying in 21.73 seconds, the third fastest time, improving to 21.61 seconds in the final.

However, Britain’s Benjamin Proud won the gold medal in 21.32 seconds, American Michael Andrew won the silver medal in 21.41 seconds, and France’s Maxime Grousset won the bronze medal in 21.57 seconds, so he looked out. It remained crowded.

See | Live coverage of the swimming finals from Budapest:

Missing masse

Meanwhile, Kylie Masse failed to bid for a third medal in Hungary, eventually winning eight medals in his career with Oleksiak.

Masse, who won the silver medal in the 200 backstroke at the Tokyo Olympics, finished fifth with a time of 2 minutes and 8 seconds, and was far off the podium.

A 26-year-old from Lasal, Ontario, started among leaders and finished the first 50 meters in 3rd place. But she constantly slowed down from there and even fell fourth to fifth during her last length in her pool.

Australia’s Kaylee McKeown won the gold medal at 2: 05.08, and Americans Phoebe Bacon and Rhyan White won silver and bronze at 2: 05.12 and 2: 06.96, respectively.

For Masse, who won her first career gold medal in 50 backstrokes and a silver medal in 100 backstrokes, it will still be a successful world.

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Alvarez is out of competition

Anita Alvarez, an American artistic swimmer who was helped by a coach after fainting in the pool on Thursday, did not attend the team event on Friday.

FINA, the governing body of sports, said in the light of the incident, “she should not compete.”

“Athletes’ health and safety must always be a top priority. FINA understands why this decision disappoints athletes, but it was made with her best interests in mind. “

An American team doctor said Alvarez was “very confident.”

See | Swimmer saved by a US coach after fainting in the pool:

U.S. coach faints and jumps after a swimmer who sank to the bottom of the pool

Andrea Fuentes jumped after artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez after the Americans fainted during the performance and sank to the bottom of the pool.

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