Canadian swimmer Summer McIntosh breaks the world record in the 400-meter medley

Young swimming star Summer McIntosh, 16, broke the world record for the 400-meter medley on Saturday in Toronto (Canada), five days after he broke it in the 400-meter freestyle.

The Canadian jewel set a new best time in the 400m at four minutes and 25.87 seconds during the national team’s trials for the upcoming World Championships in Fukuoka (July 14-30).

The previous distance record was set at 4:26.36 by Hungarian Katinka Hoszów at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

In his hometown of Toronto, McIntosh had already impressed in the Canadian Trials on Tuesday, improving the 400m freestyle world record set by Australia’s Ariarn Titmus (3:56.40) to 3:56.08.

At that distance, the Canadian was the silver medalist at last year’s World Championships, only behind American Katie Ledecky.

“It’s really incredible and I’m so happy to set another world record,” McIntosh said on Saturday.

“At the moment I only think about my legs,” she said, plunging her knees into the pool. “They hurt so much.”

McIntosh is one of the greatest figures in the sport since she emerged at the age of 14 at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics as the youngest of the entire Canadian team and stayed just one step away from the podium in the 400m freestyle.

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