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Summer McIntosh wins 100-metre butterfly at Canadian Swimming Open

By The Canadian Press on April 12, 2024.

Summer McIntosh, of Canada, celebrates after winning the women's 400m medley final at the World Swimming Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, Sunday, July 30, 2023. Teen swimming sensation Summer McIntosh added another first place result to her resume Friday, winning the women's 100-metre butterfly at the Canadian Swimming Open. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lee Jin-man

TORONTO – Teen swimming sensation Summer McIntosh added another first place result to her resume Friday, winning the women’s 100-metre butterfly at the Canadian Swimming Open.

The 17-year-old from Toronto swam a personal best 57.19 seconds at the Pan Am Sports Centre.

She touched 0.05 seconds ahead of defending Olympic champion Maggie Mac Neil of London, Ont.

Mary-Sophie Harvey of Trois-Rivières, Que., came third with a time of 58.05.

McIntosh is one of Canada’s top medal hopes for this summer’s Paris Olympics, and posted the world’s fastest 200-metre free time of the year on Wednesday, swimming the race in 1:54.21.

The Canadian Swimming Open continues through Saturday. The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic trials are set for May 13-19 in Toronto.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2024.

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