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2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS, June 18-25, 2022 (pool swimming) in Budapest, Hungary:

Katie Ledecky "has reclaimed her gold medal in the 400 freestyle. Despite not taking back her World Record from Australian Ariane Titmus [3:56.40 at the 2022 Australian Swimming Championships on May 22], she did break the Championship Record in the event with her time of 3:58.15. Her time took down her own mark of 3:58.34 from the 2017 World Championships."

Canada's Summer McIntosh (younger sister of pair skater Brooke) won her first World silver medal in the 400 freestyle:

Clip of the finish: https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/1538207023430606850
CBC Olympics' clip (for McIntosh's silver): https://twitter.com/CBCOlympics/status/1538203709284524032
 
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I'm glad I didn't miss the whole thing. I will be watching but not recording this year.

Was there a reason Titmus was not in the 400m freestyle with Ledecky? I obviously have not kept up. How it the US team looking this year?
 

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Was there a reason Titmus was not in the 400m freestyle with Ledecky? I obviously have not kept up.
June 4th article:
Just a couple of weeks removed from setting the world record in the 400-meter freestyle at the Australian Championships, Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus is dealing with COVID-19. The middle-distance star recently felt ill during a photo shoot with several fellow National Team members and was forced to leave the event early.
Titmus has decided to skip this month’s World Championships in Budapest and is isolating while she deals with the effects of COVID. Titmus is planning to compete in the Commonwealth Games in late July and early August, with the competition scheduled for Birmingham, England.
 

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Was there a reason Titmus was not in the 400m freestyle with Ledecky? I obviously have not kept up.
June 4th article:
Just a couple of weeks removed from setting the world record in the 400-meter freestyle at the Australian Championships, Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus is dealing with COVID-19. The middle-distance star recently felt ill during a photo shoot with several fellow National Team members and was forced to leave the event early.
Titmus has decided to skip this month’s World Championships in Budapest and is isolating while she deals with the effects of COVID. Titmus is planning to compete in the Commonwealth Games in late July and early August, with the competition scheduled for Birmingham, England.
Bobby Finke (🇺🇸 - 800m free) is a boss. That is all. 💪
Peacock is livestreaming the medal ceremony now.
 

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New WR for Hungary's Kristof Milak in the 200m butterfly (he broke his own WR) as the Budapest crowd cheers wildly! :)

ETA the clip of the finish from NBC Sports: https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/1539294310188863494

Also:

Clip of Bobby Finke as he "surges on the last lap to break his OWN American record to claim the world title in the men's 800m.": https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/1539282533887660033

Ledecky "wins her 17th World Championships gold in the women's 1500m freestyle as 16-year-old Katie Grimes wins silver": https://twitter.com/NBCOlympics/status/1538924776575705088
 
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Coach Rescues Synchronized Swimmer after She Passes out during her Routine
Two-time Olympics swimmer Anita Alvarez fainted and sank to the bottom of the pool during Wednesday’s World Aquatics Championships in Budapest. Her coach on Team USA, Andrea Fuentes, dived in to save her, scooping her limp body up and rushing her back to the water’s surface.

Following the incident. Fuentes accused lifeguards at the venue of not acting fast enough in the face of danger.
“It was a big scare,” Fuentes told Spain’s Marca newspaper. “I had to jump in because the lifeguards weren’t doing it.”

I sometime wonder what’s the use of “emergency service personnel “ at these and other events. They seem not to act quickly to help those in distress. 😥
 

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Pretty scary for it to happen a second time to Alvarez - I remember the Tokyo qualifiers where she fainted as well. :(
 

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Quite honestly, I think sometimes the medical personnel are not sure for a second whether an emergency is really an emergency. There are a lot of intricate choreographic moves in synchronized swimming that they are not familiar with. There is that split second of "Is that a problem or part of the routine?"

Andrea Fuentes would have immediately known something was wrong, knowing the swimmers and the routine intimately. Great job on her part to jump in.
 

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Quite honestly, I think sometimes the medical personnel are not sure for a second whether an emergency is really an emergency. There are a lot of intricate choreographic moves in synchronized swimming that they are not familiar with. There is that split second of "Is that a problem or part of the routine?"

Andrea Fuentes would have immediately known something was wrong, knowing the swimmers and the routine intimately. Great job on her part to jump in.
I can understand that, but when an ice skater falls 6 feet to the ice and doesn’t get up…it’s usually the coaches getting to them first instead of EMTs
 

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Summer McIntosh's impressive accomplishments in Budapest!
Etobicoke teen swim star Summer McIntosh became the first Canadian to win two gold medals at a world swimming championship with a victory in the 400-metre individual medley (IM) relay event in Hungary on Saturday.
The 15-year-old, who grew up learning to swim competitively with the Etobicoke Swim Club at the Etobicoke Olympium and now trains out of Swimming Canada’s High Performance Centre at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre in Scarborough, also won gold earlier this week in the 200-metre butterfly event on June 22.
Her impressive debut collection of medals also included a silver in the 400-metre freestyle and a shared bronze in the women’s 4X200m freestyle relay.
Her three individual medals were all world junior records.
At 15 years and 311 days, McIntosh is the second youngest winner of the women’s 400 IM behind Tracy Caulkins of the U.S., who was 15-224 in her victory nearly 45 years ago in 1978.
‘’This is a dream come true,’’ she told the crowd in the post swim on-deck interview.
 

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Quite honestly, I think sometimes the medical personnel are not sure for a second whether an emergency is really an emergency. There are a lot of intricate choreographic moves in synchronized swimming that they are not familiar with. There is that split second of "Is that a problem or part of the routine?"

Andrea Fuentes would have immediately known something was wrong, knowing the swimmers and the routine intimately. Great job on her part to jump in.
That was the explanation given. That during synchro events the lifeguards have to wait for a signal from officials before reacting. The coach on the other hand knew her routine and that she has a history of this so reacted immediately.
 

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