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Une jeune femme s'asperge d'eau dans une piscine. Elle va nager dans une compétition olympique.

Margaret McNeill gives Canada its first gold in Tokyo

She finished the distance in 55.59 / 100 to defeat China’s Yufei Zhang (55.64) and Australia’s Emma McKeown (55.72). The Canadian exploded in the final stage of the race, having finished the first 50m in seventh place.

I wasn’t nervous before the competition. I just wanted to have fun. It is unusual for me. I was surprised to hear my name and see number one following it on the boardThe new Olympic champion said simply, when I left the pool.

Mac Neil won this event at the World Championships in 2019.

An athlete from the University of Michigan won a second medal in two days, After the money in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay, on Sunday. It’s crazy, I still realize what we accomplished yesterday, and I still have for a whileThe young hero shouted.

This gold medal won on day three of competition, the fastest in Canada since the 2000 Sydney Games, when Simon Wesfield won the triathlon.

Summer Mackintosh near medallion

An hour later, young Canadian Macintosh, only 14, raced to the finish hoping for a medal in the 400th freestyle. I finished fourth in the end.

She was in the top three for the entire race, but a loss of speed in the last 100m knocked her off the podium.

I was just telling myself to keep fighting and hit the wall as fast as I could.

Quote from:Summer Macintosh, 4th at 400m free

14-year-old swimmer Summer McIntosh finished the 400th freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics.

Photo: The Canadian Press / Frank Gunn

Australian Ariarne Titmus won the championship with a time of 3:56.69 seconds, less than a second ahead of American Kathleen Ledecky, but with a good difference from China’s Bingji Li, who ranked third. The latter beat the Macintosh in the last corner of the race.

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I am just happy to run and am grateful to have had this opportunity to compete in an event with some of the most amazing athletes in the world.The young swimmer said the stars in her eyes.

The fourth Canadian torchbearer

In the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay final, Canada set a national record, but that wasn’t enough to finish off the podium. Brent Hayden, Joshua Lindo Edwards, Yuri Kessel and Marcus Thurmayer finished fourth with a time of 3:10.82.

The United States (3:08.97) won the event ahead of Italy (3:10.11) and Australia (3:10.22).

Kylie Maas in the 100m sprint final

In addition, Canadian Kayleigh Massey will be the finalist in the 100m backstroke. The 25-year-old swimmer won the semi-finals, scoring for the second time overall, putting her in good standing for the final.

His teammate Taylor Rock, who was from the same semi-finalist, will not be able to accompany him. It took fifth place. Only the top four got their ticket to the final.