Canadian junior swimmer Summer McIntosh broke two world records in a week. After the new best time over 400 m freestyle, the 16-year-old also set a new world record over 400 m individual medley on Saturday (April 01, 2023, local time) in Toronto.
With a time of 4:25.87 minutes, McIntosh beat the previous best time of the Hungarian Katinka Hosszu (4:26.36) by half a second.
“It’s really amazing and I’m really excited about another world record“, said McIntosh, but was completely exhausted: “At the moment I’m just thinking about my legs. they hurt so much”
First freestyle, now medley – second world record in five days
McIntosh set a new world record in the 400m freestyle at the Toronto event last Tuesday. In 3:56.08 minutes, she improved the previous record of Australian Ariarne Titmus by 32 hundredths during the selection meeting for the upcoming World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan (July 14th to 30th).
Summer McIntosh with World Championship Silver
McIntosh first drew attention to itself in 2021 at the Tokyo Olympics with strong performances. At last year’s World Championships in Budapest, she won silver in the 400m freestyle behind superstar Katie Ledecky and also secured gold in the 200m butterfly and 400m individual medley.