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Budapest – Wednesday, 06/22/2022, 19:57

Only 15-year-old Summer McIntosh is crowned world champion in the 200 m dolphin at the swimming world championships in Budapest.

The Canadian swimmer also sets a junior world record thanks to a strong final sprint of 2:05.20 minutes. It is her second medal in the title fights in the Hungarian capital. She won silver in the 400m freestyle.

On Wednesday evening, McIntosh followed up with her third medal with relay bronze in the 4 x 200 m crawl.

In the freestyle 100m, the main protagonist is also young and very fast. 17-year-old David Popovici of Romania won in 47.58 seconds ahead of Frenchman Maxime Grousset and Joshua Liendo Edwards of Canada.

Popovici had already secured the title over double the distance on Monday, while Felix Auböck finished fifth.

Competitor Caeleb Dressel has already finished the World Cup. The seven-time Olympic champion from the USA withdrew from Wednesday’s competition for “medical reasons”. So far he had won gold twice in Budapest – in the 4x100m freestyle relay and in the 50m butterfly.

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