MacNeil shatters 100m fly file as two extra relay bests set at brief course championships

Published:Mar 9, 202412:46
MacNeil shatters 100m fly file as two extra relay bests set at brief course championships

Canada’s Maggie MacNeil destroyed the 100m butterfly world file Sunday and the USA shattered the ladies’s 4x100m medley relay mark to wrap up the six-day World Quick Course Championships.

A 3rd file tumbled within the ultimate race at Melbourne with Australia and the USA ending in a useless warmth to collectively set a brand new greatest time within the males’s 4x100m medley.

Australia’s Kaylee Mckeown additionally wrote a slice of historical past by successful the 200m backstroke to turn into the primary feminine ever to carry the brief course, lengthy course, Olympic and Commonwealth titles in the identical occasion concurrently.

Defending champion MacNeil was behind Torri Huske as they turned for the ultimate 25m lap, however powered residence in 54.05 seconds to demolish the earlier mark of American Kelsi Dahlia by over half a second.

The USA’s Huske took silver forward of Sweden’s Louise Hansson.

It was MacNeil’s second world file of the meet after breaking her personal 50m backstroke greatest on Friday.

“I undoubtedly can’t imagine it ... I'm actually, actually happy in regards to the consequence,” she stated.

“I knew that Torri and Louise could be out quick and my objective was to stay with them and use my again half.”

South African veteran Chad Le Clos made it a butterfly double by taking out the lads’s 100m title in 48.59 to go along with his 200m crown.

It was his fifth world crown over 100m to go along with those he gained in 2012-14-16-18.

Backstroke queen Mckeown led from the begin to clock 1:59.26, shy of her personal world file however forward of American Claire Curzan and Canada’s Kylie Masse.

Within the males’s race, Ryan Murphy additionally led all the best way to take it out in 1:47.41 and cement his standing as an incredible after additionally claiming the 50m and 100m titles.

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte, who broke the world file within the semi-finals, was too sturdy within the ladies’s 50m breaststroke, coming residence in 28.50. South Africa’s Lara van Niekerk gained silver and American Lilly King bronze.

“I've gained a lot from this expertise,” stated Meilutyte. “Though there are horrible issues taking place on this world it has been a very good 12 months for me personally and I'm very grateful.”

Among the many males, Nic Fink edged Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi in 25.38, including to the American’s 100m breaststroke title. However Britain’s Adam Peaty solely managed sixth.

World file holder Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong efficiently defended her 200m freestyle crown in 1:51.65, whereas Sunwoo Hwang surprised a high area to clinch the lads’s gold in 1:39.72.

The South Korean, swimming in lane eight, held off Romanian sensation David Popovici and British Olympic champion Tom Dean, doing so with a damaged finger.

“Within the morning semi-finals, I broke my finger (on the end),” he stated.

“I used to be actually, actually in ache in the present day but it surely wasn’t an issue within the race tonight.”

Culminating the six-day meet, the American staff of Curzan, King, Huske and Kate Douglass smashed its personal 4x100m medley relay file when it surged residence in 3:44.35 forward of Australia and Canada.

The feat was matched by the lads with Australia and the USA cracking a file that had stood since 2009 to collectively win gold in 3:18.98.

The USA completed high of the medal desk with 17 gold, 13 silver and 6 bronze forward of arch-rivals Australia with 13-8-5.

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Publish date: 2022-12-18 17:50:06
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