Joshua Liendo and Ilya Kharun win seven gold medals at 2024 NCAA Swimming Championships

Joshua Liendo (Swim Ontario, Facebook)

The 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming Championships took place this past weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana, and two Canadian swimmers combined for seven gold medals. Joshua Liendo of Toronto, Ontario, who was representing the University of Florida, won the gold medal in the men’s 50 yard freestyle, men’s 100 yard freestyle, men’s 100 yard butterfly, men’s 200 yard medley relay, and men’s 200 yard freestyle relay. Meanwhile, Ilya Kharun of Montreal, Quebec, who was representing Arizona State University, won the gold medal in the men’s 200 yard butterfly, and the men’s 400 yard medley relay.

In the men’s 50 yard freestyle, Liendo had a winning time of 18.07 seconds. Jordan Cooks of Cayman Islands won the silver medal with a time of 18.09 seconds. Jack Alexy of the United States won the bronze medal with a time of 18.38 seconds.

In the men’s 100 yard freestyle, Liendo had a winning time of 40.20 seconds. Guilherme Caribe of Brazil won the silver medal with a time of 40.55 seconds. Alexy won the bronze medal with a time of 40.59 seconds.

In the men’s 100 yard butterfly, Liendo had a winning time of 43.07 seconds. Tomer Frankel of Israel won the silver medal with a time of 43.85 seconds. Luke Miller of the United States won the bronze medal with a time of 43.90 seconds.

In the men’s 200 yard butterfly, Kharun had a winning time of 1:38.26. Dare Rose of the United States won the silver medal with a time of 1:38.61. Aiden Hayes of the United States won the bronze medal with a time of 1:39.16.

Liendo had a freestyle time of 18.25 seconds in the men’s 200 yard relay on a Florida team with a winning time of 1:13.49. Florida’s 200 yard medley relay time was 1:20.15, with Liendo posting a time of 18.97. Arizona State’s 400 yard medley time was 2:57.32, with Kharun having a time of 43.44.

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