Canadian swimmers Benny Oleksiak and Kelsey Woog finished fourth, while their compatriot Joshua Lindo qualified for Thursday’s finals at the FINA World Championships.
In the women’s 100-meter freestyle, Australian Molly Ocalagan won with a time of 52.67 seconds, followed by Sweden’s Sarah Choestrom (52.80) and American Tori Husky (52.92). Oleksiak and Canadian Kayla Sanchez finished fourth and sixth, respectively, with a time of 52.98 and 53.59.
“It’s a bit disappointing that he finished fourth again,” Oleksiak said in a statement, referring to his results at the Tokyo Olympics last summer. I missed my turn, it’s very annoying. But I’m still giving it my all, so I can’t really feel bad.”
Meanwhile, Olympic silver medalist Lily King of America won the gold in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:22.41, Australian Gina Strauch came in second with a time of 2:23.04, and another American, Kate Douglas, completed the podium with a time of 2:23.04. 2: 23.20.
Woj was pleased with her performance of 2:23.86 and her improvement from sixth at the last World Championships in 2019. She was sixth in the final round of Thursday’s final.
“The fourth is the fourth, but I’m really proud of myself,” Woog said. I really worked on finishing hard and increasing my pace in the last 50 metres.
Finally, Liendo had a busy day with two events in the morning and evening. After his bronze medal in the 100 freestyle race on Wednesday, Lindo qualified for the final in third place in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle.
More medals for Masse?
Kylie Maas, who has won gold in the 50m backstroke and silver in the 100m backstroke so far at these tournaments, will be looking for a third medal in the 200m backstroke after qualifying for her sixth in the heats and semi-finals.
“I hope I can sneak in and do a better job tomorrow [vendredi] The swimmer said to the final. It’s a long competition swim in the three backstroke events, but I try to run well and reset everything the next day.
Catherine Savard also swam in the semi-finals, placing 13th in the 50m butterfly at 26.14 and not going to the final.
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