Mohammed Sayed Ahmed, Mustafa Al Deeb (Abu Dhabi)
The World Championships for short distances “25 meters” hosted by the “Etihad Arena” in the capital Abu Dhabi, continued to break records for a number of races, especially since the fifth day’s competitions witnessed the achievement of a new record for the women’s 50 meters backstroke, after Canadian swimmer Margaret wrote McNeil, her name in the history of world swimming, recorded a record time of 25:27 seconds, to be the Canadian swimming number, the most prominent in yesterday’s races, which witnessed the establishment of seven finals for different distances.
And her Canadian compatriot Kyle Massey was runner-up to the new record holder, while Sweden’s Louis Hanson came third.
The swimmers of the Russian Federation and America equalized the record in the championship for the 4×50 medley race, after the two teams were equal in the racing time, which amounted to 1:30:51 minutes, and each of them won gold, while the Italian team came third.
In the women’s 200-meter medley, Canadian Sidney Bikram won the gold, while the silver went to Chinese young Yiting Yu, who set a new record for the junior swimmers category, with a time of 2:41:29 minutes, and third place went to American Kate Douglas.
As for the men’s 50-meter butterfly race, Brazil won the first gold by Nicholas Santos, who managed to cut the distance in 21:93 seconds, while Dylan Carter from Trinidad and Tobago came second and Italy’s Manio Revolta in third place.
The gold medal in the men’s 400-meter individual medley was won by Japan’s Dias Yito, while the silver went to Russian swimmer Borden Lilia, and thirdly came American Foster Carston.
China’s Tang Keating starred in the women’s 100 meters breaststroke, after winning the gold, followed by Sweden’s Sophia Hanson and Ireland’s Shezi Mona.
Today’s competitions concluded “Monday” with the men’s 4×200 race, which was the height of excitement, until the Canadian swimmers won the gold medal, after they covered the race distance in 7:32:96 minutes, while the US team came second and China third.
In terms of the general arrangement of medals, the competition between America and Canada ignited strongly, after the two teams were equal in the number of golds by 6 golds each, after the US swimmers failed to win any gold in the competitions, while Canada won one gold.
America took the lead in the overall total, winning 23 medals, including 6 gold, 6 silver and 11 bronze, while Canada collected 12 medals, 6 gold, 5 silver and one bronze, and the Russian Federation came in third place, after its swimmers collected 13 medals, including 4 gold, And 6 silver and 3 bronze, and China entered the competition, after winning 4 gold, silver and bronze, and Italy fell to fifth place, winning 3 gold, 4 silver, and 6 bronze.