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)
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
On Friday at the Toronto stop of the FINA World Cup, there was a battle between sixteen-year-old Canadian sensation Summer McIntosh and American distance legend Katie Ledecky in the women’s 400 free. Ledecky took the lead early on, but the race was close throughout. However, with 100 meters left, McIntosh passed Ledecky by a slim margin of 0.17 seconds. Ledecky regained control at the final turn, but McIntosh surged ahead of her on the last 25 to win the race by 0.08 seconds. McIntosh’s final time of 3:52.80 overtook Wang Jianjiahe‘s World Cup and World Junior Record time of 3:53.97, while Ledecky’s final time of 3:52.88 broke her own American record time of 3;54.06 from 2019.
McIntosh and Ledecky’s swims are now the second and third fastest performances of all time in the 400 free, just behind Li Bingjie‘s recently set World Record time of 3:51.30. Both McIntosh and Ledecky are under Ariarne Titmus‘s best time of 3:53.92, which had been the world record in the event prior to this week.
You can seen both McIntosh and Ledecky’s splits throughout the race down below.
Splits Comparison, McIntosh vs. Ledecky:
|Summer McIntosh||Katie Ledecky|
Her versatility is nuts. 100/200/400/800 FR; 200 BK, 100/200 FL; 200/400 IM. And she even does breaststroke and the 100 back??? Can’t wait to see what the future holds!
When will it be announced that Summer is going to be going to UF and training with Ledecky?
Great race! Let’s see what happens when they are both rested!
Fun race to watch.
Katie got “Finked”!
Katie set a WR the night before in the 1500….
400 was on Friday, 1500 WR was the night after on Saturday
Race was way too close to qualify as “Finking” – Summer was only like .1 second behind, Finke likes to come from at least a full second down.
Summer is the bomb.