Italy won twice again at the 2022 World Swimming Championships on Saturday and increased their gold account to 5. In addition to the men’s relay over 4 x 100 m medley, Gregorio Paltrinieri also shone. The 27-year-old Olympic champion from Rio secured his 3rd world championship gold in the 1500 m freestyle after 2015 and 2017. In 2013 and 2019 the man from Carpi also won bronze in the longest pool distance.
In Budapest, Paltrinieri missed Sun Yang’s 2012 world record of 14:32.80 by just under 2 seconds. The Italian, who swam a lonely race, was still on course for a record with 50 meters to go.
Other decisions from the last day of competition:
- 400 m individual medley, women: The only 15-year-old Canadian Summer McIntosh was crowned double world champion in the pool in Budapest. After winning the 200m butterfly, silver in the 400m freestyle and bronze in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay, McIntosh won her 4th medal in the Hungarian capital.
- 50 m freestyle, women: already secured her 10th gold medal at world championships Sarah Sjostrom. The Swede also managed the double freestyle/butterfly over 50 m after 2017.
- 50 m breaststroke, women: In 2019, the Lithuanian entered Ruta Meluttyte retired from swimming after missing doping controls 3 times. A successful World Cup comeback was celebrated in Budapest. In addition to the title over 50 m breaststroke, she had already won bronze over double the distance.
- 50 m backstroke, men: emotional roller coaster ride for Justin Ress. The American was initially disqualified and the gold medal was handed over to his compatriot Hunter Armstrong. Ress’ disqualification was later reversed.
- 4 x 100 m medley, men: Italy
- 4 x 100 m individual medley, women: United States
SRF Zwei, sportlive from 06/25/22, 6:00 p.m.; bi
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