Swimming World Cup: Young and Fast: Mackintosh and Popovici shine at World Cup

Jung und extrem schnell: Summer McIntosh aus Kanada. Foto: Petr David Josek/AP/dpa

Young and extremely fast: Summer Macintosh from Canada. Photo: Petr David Josek/AP/DPA

Only 15-year-old Summer Mackintosh has been crowned world champion in the 200m butterfly in Budapest. The Canadian swimmer also set a junior world record in 2:05.20 thanks to a strong final sprint.

BUDAPEST – Only 15-year-old Summer Mackintosh has been crowned world champion over the 200m butterfly in Budapest. The Canadian swimmer also set a junior world record in 2:05.20 thanks to a strong final sprint.

It was his second medal in title fights in the Hungarian capital. About two hours later, she also secured her third medal with a relay bronze in the 4x200m freestyle. He won a silver medal in the 400m freestyle. She finished second and third in the butterfly race, overtaking American Hali Flickinger and Zhang Yufei from China.

The lead heroine in the men’s 100 m freestyle was also young and very fast. 17-year-old David Popovici of Romania won 47.58 seconds over France’s Maxime Grouset and Canada’s Joshua Leando Edwards. Popovici had already won the title from double the distance. The German swimmers did not participate in the evening session with the final.



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