MacNeil shatters 100m fly document

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Canada’s Maggie MacNeil destroyed the 100m butterfly world document Sunday and the United States shattered the ladies’s 4x100m medley relay mark to wrap up the six-day World Short Course Championships.

A 3rd document tumbled within the remaining race at Melbourne with Australia and the United States ending in a lifeless warmth to collectively set a brand new finest time within the males’s 4x100m medley.

Australia’s Kaylee Mckeown additionally wrote a slice of historical past by successful the 200m backstroke to grow to be the primary feminine ever to carry the brief course, lengthy course, Olympic and Commonwealth titles in the identical occasion concurrently.

Defending champion MacNeil was behind Torri Huske as they turned for the ultimate 25m lap, however powered home in 54.05 seconds to demolish the earlier mark of American Kelsi Dahlia by over half a second.

The USA’s Huske took silver forward of Sweden’s Louise Hansson.

It was MacNeil’s second world document of the meet after breaking her personal 50m backstroke finest on Friday.

South African veteran Chad Le Clos made it a butterfly double by taking out the boys’s 100m title in 48.59 to go along with his 200m crown.

It was his fifth world crown over 100m to go together with those he gained in 2012-14-16-18.

Backstroke queen Mckeown led from the begin to clock 1:59.26, shy of her personal world document however forward of American Claire Curzan and Canada’s Kylie Masse.

In the boys’s race, Ryan Murphy additionally led all the best way to take it out in 1:47.41 and cement his standing as an excellent after additionally claiming the 50m and 100m titles.

Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte, who broke the world document within the semi-finals, was too sturdy within the girls’s 50m breaststroke, coming home in 28.50. South Africa’s Lara van Niekerk gained silver and American Lilly King bronze.

Among the boys, Nic Fink edged Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi in 25.38, including to the American’s 100m breaststroke title. But Britain’s Adam Peaty solely managed sixth.

World document holder Siobhan Haughey of Hong Kong efficiently defended her 200m freestyle crown in 1:51.65, whereas Sunwoo Hwang shocked a prime subject to clinch the boys’s gold in 1:39.72.

The South Korean, swimming in lane eight, held off Romanian sensation David Popovici and British Olympic champion Tom Dean.

Culminating the six-day meet, the American group of Curzan, King, Huske and Kate Douglass smashed their very own 4x100m medley relay document after they surged home in 3:44.35 forward of Australia and Canada.

The feat was matched by the boys with Australia and the United States cracking a document that had stood since 2009 to collectively win gold in 3:18.98.

The United States completed prime of the medal desk with 17 gold, 13 silver and 6 bronze forward of arch-rivals Australia with 13-8-5.