Gold for teenage stars McIntosh, Popovici at swimming worlds – AP Information

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The youngsters are all proper.

Canadian teenager Summer McIntosh received the ladies’s 200 butterfly for her first title on the world swimming championships on Wednesday earlier than 17-year-old Romanian David Popovici claimed his second.

Popovici received the boys‘s 100 freestyle to add to the 200 freestyle he won on Monday. He is just the second man to achieve the double at a worlds, after Jim Montgomery of the United States in 1973.

The 15-year-old McIntosh clocked 2:05.20 – a world junior record – in the 200 butterfly to pip the three Olympic medallists to the title.

McIntosh finished 0.88 seconds ahead of American Hali Flickinger and 1.12 ahead of China’s Zhang Yufei. American Regan Smith was 1.59 behind in fourth.

Popovici, who set a world junior file of 47.13 in qualifying for the 100, needed to combat arduous to edge France’s Maxime Grousset by 0.06 seconds within the closing with a time of 47.58.

Canada’s Joshua Liendo Edwards, who was main on the midway stage, took the bronze.

Two-time defending champion Caeleb Dressel didn’t race after withdrawing from the rest of the competition with an unspecified medical condition earlier Wednesday.

Kylie Masse claimed Canada’s second gold and third medal from three finals on the fifth evening of racing on the worlds by profitable the ladies’s 50 backstroke in 27.31 – 0.08 forward of American Katharine Berkoff and 0.09 forward of French swimmer Analia Pigree.

Masse grew to become the primary swimmer from Canada, male or feminine, to win three golds at a worlds.

The 20-year-old Léon Marchand then continued his outstanding competitors by profitable the boys’s 200 particular person medley in 1:55.22, decreasing the French file he set within the semifinals.

Marchand completed 0.49 forward of American Carson Foster, 1.00 forward of Japan’s Daiya Seto and 1.21 forward of Chase Kalisz.

It was Marchand’s second gold at this worlds after the men’s 400 medley on Saturday, when he nearly took Michael Phelps’ world file, and his third medal after silver within the 200 butterfly on Tuesday.

“I was a little tired this morning,” Marchand informed journalists.

The ladies’s 4×200 freestyle closing was scheduled for later Wednesday.

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