2022 FINA WORLD CUP – TORONTO
- Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30, 2022
- Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC), Toronto, Canada
- SCM (25 meters)
- Start Times
- Prelims: 9:30 am local (ET)
- Finals: 6:00 pm local (ET)
- Meet Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results (Omega)
- Live Stream (FINA YouTube)
Canadian phenom Summer McIntosh showed off her closing speed in a thrilling 400-meter freestyle victory over American star Katie Ledecky at the Toronto stop of the 2022 FINA World Cup on Friday.
The 16-year-old McIntosh blazed a 13.91 on her final 25-meter length of the pool — by far her fastest split since her opening lap — to edge Ledecky by just .08 seconds with a 3:52.80, the second-fastest time in history. It marked a new world junior record and World Cup record, both of which had been held by China’s Wang Jianjiahe, who was a second slower in 2018 with a time of 3:53.97. It’s her fifth world junior record in total, second only to Claire Curzan‘s six.
WOMEN’S 400 FREE – FINALS
- World Record: 3:51.30, Li Bingjie (CHN) – 2022
World Junior Record: 3:53.97, Wang Jianjiahe (CHN) – 2018 World Cup Record: 3:53.97, Wang Jianjiahe (CHN) – 2018
- Summer McIntosh (CAN) – 3:52.80 WJ WC
- Katie Ledecky (USA) – 3:52.88 AR
- Siobhan Haughey (HKG) – 3:58.50
McIntosh only got better as the back-and-forth race wore on, shaving nearly five seconds off her previous-best time of 3:57.75 from the International Swimming League (ISL) playoffs last November.
🇨🇦Summer Mcintosh VS 🇺🇸@katieledecky
Head to head from start to finish for a great battle in the 400m Freestyle #Swimming World Cup Final.
Mcintosh👉3:52.80 (WJR, Wcup Record)
Ledecky👉 3:52.88 (AM) pic.twitter.com/usXopBS12J
— FINA (@fina1908) October 29, 2022
“I’m very, very happy with the time,” McIntosh said after her first World Cup win. “I did not think I’d ever go that, to be honest. I didn’t really know where I stood in the 400 free right now for short course. But I’m just really happy with how the race felt, how I was able to hold my stroke, and my turns, and things like that. I felt very conditioned in the race so I’m looking forward to the rest of the races coming up.”
Titmus not swimming world short course December got no idea why . Robbed of a Ledecky Summer Titmus duel
Summer and Ledecky are also not going to SC worlds.
When was the last time a Canadian women’s national record was faster than an American women’s national record? This doesn’t happen that often.
When Annamay Pierse held the SCM world record in the 200 breaststroke back in 2009??
Women’s 400 IM has Macintosh at 4:29 and Hoff at 4:31
Summer 4Im, Maggie has the Wr in 50 bk, and Im pretty sure her 100 fly is. Kylie had the Wr in 100 bk. It’s not that rare.
100 fly LCM?
50 back SCM
Kylie Masse held the WR in the 100 back.
Got roasted by the looks
This is just everything I’d hoped for – well Siobhan maybe swimming a ‘54/‘55 would have been icing on the cake – but so excited for this event going forward
I love the animation!
Great race and Summer is an amazing talent but I wouldn’t count Katie out just yet.. She looked like she enjoyed the competition. Too bad we couldn’t hear her post race interview
will never count katie out but also… can’t we chill on expectations? she’s one of the greatest swimmers of all time with nothing left to prove. It almost feels like expecting her to continue the same trajectory is damaging to her legacy. you can’t keep one-upping forever
Agreed and the fact that she has a chance to break a world record this week and next week proves that she is not slowing down and still fast.
Of course I agree 100% but it wasn’t that long ago that many were saying she was washed up, aging (at 25) etc. Besides she is so darn nice that I can’t help rooting for her to continue to amaze us with her swims and part of her legacy is the new crop of impossibly fast young swimmers
Incredibly excited to see what the future holds for this young star. She will be here for years to come, and it shocks me how incredibly versatile she is. She’s a digger and a fighter to the end, and just upset the legend of distance swimming. Realistically, she could win the 200/400 FR, 200 FL, and 200/400 IM at the Paris Olympics, and I wouldn’t put it past her to say that she’s got a great chance in making the team in the 100 free, 100 fly, and even the 200 back. We could see one of the best swimmers in history at the Paris Olympics, swimming the 100/200/400 free, 200 back, 100/200 fly, and 200/400 IM.
she’s literally a mastermind!!! it’s almost scary what the future holds
Plus the relays
I don’t see quite 8 gold medals like Phelps, but maybe 8 medals of any color
Yeah I don’t know about that and she could win a medal but a win is not gonna be easy for Canadian team on the relays
Let’s see what she does in 2023 first. But that’s a bold program. The 200 FR / 400 IM double would the toughest one, but there is enough space between them. I think she could go a safer route ala McKeown in Tokyo and swim less individual events, though.
She’s definitely a special talent, but she’s not going to be swimming that many individual events in Paris as she will also be swimming relays as well.