Tucson’s start was excellent, but it sank a bit afterwards and couldn’t catch up with the best riders. I also swam a little slower than on Sunday in the semi-finals. However, it has improved slightly compared to last summer. She took seventh place in this distance at the Olympics.
American Smith was the supreme and took her second world title. Canada’s Kylie Maas took the silver, while American Claire Kerzan took the bronze.
Toussaint has been training in the States for the past few months. She actually focused on the European Championships in Rome in August, but she surprised herself a little on Sunday for the fourth time in the World Cup semi-finals in the Hungarian capital (59.16).
Corbo does not reach the World Cup final with a 50-metre chest-kick
Caspar Corbo failed to qualify for the 50m breaststroke final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Budapest. The American-born player who plays for the Netherlands finished after 27.44 seconds. That was the twelfth time from the semi-finals.
Niccolo Martinini was the fastest in the semi-finals (26.57). The Italian actually won the gold in the 100m breaststroke on Sunday. Arno Kamenga took the silver in the 100m breaststroke. He does not compete in the 50 meters and focuses entirely on the 200 meters breaststroke.
Infinite also for Steinbergen
Marit Steenbergen failed to reach the final in the 200 meters freestyle. The 22-year-old made a great start and finished second after the 100 metres. But in the last 100 metres, she couldn’t keep up with the rest of the field. In the end
Australian Molly O’Callaghan (1.56.34) won the semi-final with Steenbergen active, but the fastest time he had already in the semi-final was set by Briton Freya Anderson with 1.56.05.
Ceccno . world record
Thomas Sekon swam in style to the world title in the 100m backstroke. The Italian triumphed in a world record (51.60). Americans Ryan Murphy (51.97) and Hunter Armstrong (51.98) took silver and bronze in Budapest.
Murphy held the world record until Monday. He reached the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro six years ago in 51.85 seconds. Ceccon celebrated his second medal at this World Cup, after taking a bronze with his country in the 4 x 100m freestyle.
Katie Ledecky captured the world title in the 1500m freestyle with an impressive display of power (15.30.15). The American was more than 14 seconds faster than compatriot Katie Grimes (15.44.89). And Australian Lanny Pallister came in third (15.48.96).
David Popovici is the new world champion in the 200 meters freestyle. He touched the 17-year-old Romanian after 1.43.21 seconds. Son Woo Hwang of South Korea took the silver (1.44.47). Britain’s Tom Dean won the bronze (1.44.98).
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