Budapest: Katie Ledecky achieved a record five consecutive victories on Friday. She was just over an hour shortly after Sarah Sjoström achieved her fourth straight victory in the Women’s 50m Butterfly. Local hero Kristof Milák caused delirium when he won the gold medal in his second 100-meter butterfly at the Donna Arena in Budapest.
Australia’s mixed 100m freestyle team ended the night by setting a world record at an event that was added only to the 2015 World Championships. The time of 3 minutes 19.38 seconds exceeded the record set by the United States at the last World Championships in 2019 by 0.02 seconds. Canada was second and Americans third. Ben Proud claimed to have won the gold medal of the first championship in Britain when he won the 50-meter freestyle.
Australia’s Cary Makiown won the women’s 200m backstroke and won the first world title to win three gold medals at the Olympics. Ledecky raised her world championship medal to 22 and led the women’s record by 800 meters. She finished in 8 minutes 8.04 seconds, defeating Australia’s Kiah Melverton in 10.73 seconds and Italy’s Simona Quadarella in 10.96 seconds. “Every year, it’s a really tough job,” said a 25-year-old American who won her first major title at the 2012 Olympics.
“In London, I won my first gold medal 10 years ago. At that time, they said I was a one-hit wonder. Ten years later, I won another gold medal.” I also won the future. This was the 7th fastest time in the last few years, but after a long week money will be important. “Everyone is pushing me and I’m working on a stroke These world championships were very exciting for me. “
Shostrom won the race in 24.95 seconds, beating French woman Melanie Hennick by 0.36 seconds, and China’s Zhang Yufei came in third with 0.37. “I felt a lot of pressure on myself because of my past success,” Sjostrom said. Sjostrom has 19 World Championship medals, three of which lag behind Ledecky and are also following the record of Michael Phelps, the 10 World Championship Butterfly medals set between 2001 and 2011. increase. She has nine. “Yes, you can,” she said.
“I find it unrealistic to be at this level for a long time. I won my first title in 2009. Michael Phelps was still swimming at the time and really respected him. Phelps fell on the ice in Sweden in February 2021 and broke his elbow, but won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics last July. “It feels great to be here, still around and winning medals. It’s not a matter of course.”
“I wanted to meet him”
Having already won the 200-meter butterfly title, Mirac finally won the gold medal at 100 meters, delighting the home spectators with what he calls “my pool.” Current world Olympic champion Caeleb Dressel withdrew from the tournament on Wednesday. “I love good races, which was one, but I certainly missed him,” Millac said.
Mirac won in 50.14 seconds, 0.80 seconds ahead of Japan’s Naoki Mizunuma, and Canada’s Joshua Reend retreated to third place by another 1/300 second. “I’m very proud to be a Hungarian, and I’m glad that 4,000 people have supported me here in the arena,” Mirak said. “I hope all 15 million Hungarians have helped me in front of the TV and around the world.” I’m so tired now that I can’t wait to rest. Hmm.”
In another event where Dressel was the dominant champion, Proud exploded from the block and was held to win in 21.32 hours. American Michael Andrew was second with 21.41. Frenchman Maxime Grousset came in third. “It’s a great race, a great field, a great fan, and a great job!” Proud said. McKean chased American Phoebe Bacon on the last lap and won with a touch in just 0.04 seconds. “In the end, everything turned out to be positive,” said McKeown.
Fainted in the pool
Meanwhile, US artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez, who was dramatically rescued from the bottom of the pool after fainting in a solo routine, was excluded from the team event on Friday at the request of FINA. “It was a decision made by FINA,” said Serena Shah, a team doctor for artistic swimming in the United States. “In my opinion, she should have been able to compete. I’m very confident,” Shah said. FINA said on Friday morning that it had organized a health checkup that included three representatives of the medical committee, an executive director, Dr. Shah, and staff from the US team.
“Following these discussions, FINA has decided that Anita Alvarez should not compete today,” FINA said in a statement. “Athlete’s health and safety must always be a top priority. FINA understands why this decision disappoints athletes, but it was made with her best interests in mind. The Governing Body said it was “happy” that Alvarez had “such a strong recovery” and was looking forward to her re-entering the competition soon.
Shah said FINA did not know how he reached the conclusion that Alvarez should not compete. “I don’t know their decision-making process.” Alvarez fainted at the end of her individual routine on Wednesday and fell to the bottom, and was saved by her quick coach Andrea Fuentes. ..
Alvarez attended the team event on Friday and was on all official start lists until just before the event began. She was replaced by Eugene Chan in a team of eight women. Standing in the warm-up area before the event, Shah said he was confident that Alvarez would support the team when a US swimmer made the final preparations behind her. “I think she’s very excited about the team competing. She’s a great athlete and she’ll be there to support them.” – AFP