Finlay Knox wins gold in the men’s 200m IM at 2024 World Aquatics Championships

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Finlay Knox of Toronto, Ontario won the gold medal on Thursday at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The 23-year-old posted a Canadian national record time of 1:56.64 in winning the men’s 200 metre individual medley event.

Knox reached the podium by nine tenths of a second. Daiya Sato of Japan finished in fourth place with a time of 1:57.54. Carson Foster of the United States won the silver medal with a time of 1:56.97. Alberto Razzetti of Italy won the bronze medal with a time of 1:57.42.

It was an impressive finish for Knox in the men’s medley. The Americans of Foster and Shaine Casas were poised to win gold and silver, but really struggled down the stretch. Casas struggled so much, he did not even earn a medal as he finished in fifth place.

Knox was one of two Canadians to win a medal in swimming on Thursday. The other was Ingrid Wilm of Calgary, Alberta, who won bronze in the women’s 50 metre backstroke. However it should be noted that the men’s 200 metre individual medley is part of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, while the women’s 50 metre backstroke is not.

Meanwhile in women’s water polo, Canada has a gigantic game at midnight MT. A win against Italy, and they qualify for the Olympic Games.

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