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Italy pips US men to relay gold in the swimming world Finale | WGN Radio 720

Budapest, Hungary (AP) — Canada’s 15-year-old summer Macintosh wins another gold medal, and Italy titles the United States in the men’s 4×100 medley relay on the final night of the race at the FINA World Championships.

An American woman won the 4×100 medley final and won the US record 45th medal. Regan Smith, Lilly King, Torri Huske and Claire Curzan were 0.47 seconds ahead of Australia and 1.23 seconds ahead of Canada.

Canadian swimmers have won 11 medals in the most successful world.

Veteran Gregorio Paltrinieri also won a thrilling men’s 1,500 freestyle on Saturday as Italy finished this week’s swimming event with five gold.

Paltrinieri was far below the pace of the world record as he set a big lead over his rivals before finally achieving the championship record of 14 minutes 32.80 seconds.

Only Sun Yang’s world record at 14: 31.02 from the 2012 Olympics is faster. Chinese swimmers have been suspended for doping violations.

Bobby Finke, who created the art to finish powerfully to overtake his rivals, was unable to catch Paltrinieri because he finished 3.90 behind American record 14: 36.70. Finke’s silver medal is the 39th record this week in the United States, surpassing the 2017 total from Budapest.

Florian Wellbrock of Germany was third.

McIntosh concludes his highly successful Canadian swimming week with a second world title, scoring 4: 32.04 in a personal medley of 400 women. It was yet another world junior record for teens.

Katie Grimes, just seven months older than Macintosh, pushed her rivals to the end and won silver 0.63 seconds later. Another American, Emma Weyant, was third, 3.96 behind.

After some turmoil, Justin Ress of the United States was identified as the men’s 50-backstroke champion.

Les’s uplifting feeling for winning the 24.12 race ended shortly after he was disqualified for being submerged in the finish. Teammate Hunter Armstrong, who finished 200/200 seconds behind, won the championship, 17-year-old Polish Ksawery Masiuk won the silver medal, and Italian star Thomas Chekon won the bronze medal.

However, after the award ceremony, FINA overturned the disqualification. In short, Les won Gold, Armstrong Silver and Mashiuk Bronze.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjoström won the world’s 10th gold medal and won the Women’s 50 Freestyle at all individual events. Following Budapest in 2017, she was the second to complete a 50 Free / Butterfly Double in a single world.

Italy didn’t have it all when Lithuanian swimmer Rūta Meilutytė confused world record holder Benedetta Pilat in a tenth of a second and won the women’s 50m breaststroke at 29.70.

However, Italian journalists, team officials and support staff applauded as Paltrinieri passed the mixzone after devoting himself to the world record. Chekon also interrupted Paltrinieri’s interview and hugged his teammates.

The Italians are celebrating again when Chekon, Nicolo Martinengi, Federico Burdisso and Alessandro Millessi set a 3: 27.51 European record to win the men’s 4×100 medley 0.28 seconds earlier than the Americans. I did.

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Italy pips US men to relay gold in the swimming world Finale | WGN Radio 720

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