Summer Macintosh

Canadian Summer McIntosh broke the junior world record in the 200m butterfly and took the gold medal at the World Championships. She also surpassed her mother Jill Horstead’s junior record set at the 1984 Olympics.

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Summer Macintosh

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Summer McIntosh, who represents Canada, won gold in the 200m butterfly at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.

The 15-year-old Canadian swam the distance in 2:05.20. Second place was taken by 27-year-old American Hayley Flickinger (2:06.08), while 24-year-old 2020 Olympic champion Zhang Yufei from China was third (2:06.32).

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McIntosh swam the distance with the junior world record held by Japan’s Suzuka Hasegawa (2:06.29), set in 2017 at the national competition. The Canadian also surpassed the junior record of her mother Jill Horstead, who at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles showed a time of 2:13.49.

McIntosh competed at the Tokyo Olympics. She was the youngest member of the Canadian Olympic team at age 14. In the 400m freestyle final, she placed fourth, breaking the Canadian national record of 4:02.42. She placed ninth in the 200m freestyle semi-finals. In the 800 m freestyle, McIntosh placed 11th and failed to qualify for the final. She also competed in the 4x200m freestyle team relay where Canada finished fourth, setting a new national record.

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