It was another successful swim for London’s Maggie MacNeil at the World Swimming Championships. Canada qualified for the new 4 × 100 meter medley relay swim at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, finishing fifth this Wednesday at the World Water Sports Championships in South Korea.
The team also included Kylie Masse from LaSalle, near Windsor, and Richard Funk and Yuri Kisil, both of Edmonton. They finished in three minutes 43.06 seconds, more than two seconds behind Great Britain (3: 40.68) for bronze. Olympic fans from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympic Aquatics fans can book Olympic Aquatics Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.
MacNeil started the week winning the gold medal in the women’s 100 butterfly.
“I do not remember everything that happened. It’s just amazing to swim with the fastest flyers in the world. My goal in the competition was just to qualify for the final, but winning the gold was really amazing and unexpected. “
She also won the bronze medal in the women’s 4 × 100 freestyle relay. MacNeil told 980 CFPL that it was great to be among the swimmers she admired. In fact, most competitors are at least six feet tall, which is really funny, just because I’m just under 5’7″, so it’s literally a giant.
But I’ll be sitting in the dining room and I’ll look at some of the swimmers I’ve been watching since I remember, and I’ll say, ‘Oh my God, they’re here!’ I am with them, which is still surreal. MacNeil still has two more races at the World Aquatic Championships: an individual event on Friday and another relay event on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Masse gave Canada its fourth medal of the competition by winning the gold medal in the 100 backstrokes for the second consecutive world. Penny Oleksiak of Toronto was sixth in the women’s 200 freestyle. In the second stage of the FINA Grand Prix in Canada, British divers won a total of seven medals.
The first leg, which took place in Rostock, Germany, saw Britain win the medal. Robyn Birch of Dive London won the bronze medal in the 10m Platform. In Calgary, Matthew Dixon and Scarlett Mew Jensen each won two medals.
Dixon won the first British medal, scoring 427.15 points to win the bronze medal on the men’s 10m platform, while the second was successful when he teamed up with Jensen to win the silver medal on 3 mixed m Synchronized. The pair finished second on 275.10 to take second place behind François Imbeau-Dulac and Jennifer Abel (304.59), while they were 6.06 ahead of Ireland’s Clare Cryan and Oliver Dingley.