Never seen swimming Canada before

After just two out of six days of competition in Abu Dhabi, Canada took home five medals, including three golds, which already represent the country’s best performance at any edition of the FINA World Swimming Championships.

On Friday, Maggie McNeil lunged toward the wall to give Canada the gold in the 4x50m mixed freestyle relay. Joshua Lindo, Yuri Kessel, and Kayla Sanchez swam in front of her. McNeil grabbed two swimmers in the latter part of the race, and his touchdown to the wall in lane 1 allowed Canada to set a Canadian record of 1 minute 28.55 seconds over first place.

“Being the last to swim is always stressful,” McNeill agreed in a statement sent to Swimming Canada.

The win broke the Canadian record of 1:29.83 that awarded the bronze medal at the 2016 worlds held in Windsor, Ontario, of which Kessel was also on the team. Quebec’s Catherine Savard of Montreal CAMO will also receive a medal for her participation in the morning relay qualifiers, as will Rebecca Smith.

On Thursday, Savard and his buddies McNeill, Sanchez and Smith tied for the first time with the United States in the 4×100 freestyle relay.

Masse . new record

Kylie Maas added a silver medal in the 100 backstroke on Friday, breaking the Canadian record in the process.

It was Sweden’s Louise Hanson who took the gold by swimming the distance in 55.20 seconds, directly ahead of Mas. The latter hit the wall at 55.22 and beat the 55.61 national mark set by Ingrid Willem in September.

See also  2022 World Cup Qualifiers

Nine women and three men, all members of the Canadian team for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, compete in the six-day competition. The event runs through Tuesday.

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