SWIMMING

Summer McIntosh, the new star of swimming

The 16-year-old is collecting world records, such as the one in the 400 medley, thanks to which she overtook Katinka Hossu's seven-year old record in the 400 freestyle, with which she also overtook Ariane Titmus.

After the record she said: "Obviously this is really fantastic and I'm really happy to get another world record!"

It doesn't end there: during the week she also set other national and junior records and became the first female swimmer to hold world records in the 400 freestyle and 400 mixed at the same time. During the weekend, she also won the 200 butterfly and tried the 200 freestyle as well.

Her presence comes as no surprise to swimming fans. The formidable swimmer, at 14, had been the youngest of the entire North American delegation at Tokyo 2020 and also became the first Canadian since 1984 and 1967 to take two world records in the long pool.

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Summer McIntosh, the new star of swimming
The 16-year-old is collecting world records, such as the one in the 400 mixed medley, thanks to which she has surpassed Katinka Hossu's seven-year old record, as well as the one in the 400 freestyle with which she had surpassed Ariane Titmus.
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Her words after the record
After the record she said, "Of course it's really great and I'm really happy to get another world record!"
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More records
It doesn't end there: she also set other national and junior records during the week and became the first swimmer to hold world records in the 400 freestyle and 400 medley at the same time.
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Another success 
She also won the 200 butterfly over the weekend and tried out for the 200 style as well. Her presence is no surprise to swimming fans.
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Record after record
The formidable swimmer, at the age of 14, had been the youngest member of the entire North American delegation to Tokyo 2020 and also became the first Canadian since 1984 and 1967 to take two world records in the long tank.
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19/04/2024
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