Summer McIntosh breaks own world record in women’s 400m individual medley

Summer McIntosh (Jack Spitser, Wikimedia Commons)

Summer McIntosh of Toronto, Ontario has broken her own world record in the women’s 400 metre individual medley. She accomplished the feat with a time of 4:24.38 at the 2024 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Trials in Toronto on Thursday.

McIntosh had the old record with a time of 4:25.87 at the 2023 Canadian Swimming Trials on April 1, 2023. In Toronto on Thursday, Ella Jansen of Burlington, Ontario had a silver medal time of 4:38.88. Mabel Zavaros of Burlington, Ontario won the bronze medal with a time of 4:40.66. McIntosh easily reached the podium as she was 17.76 seconds faster than Bailey Andison of Smiths Falls, Ontario, who had a fourth place time of 4:42.14.

Anyway you look at it, this is a very deep Canadian women’s swim team that will be participating at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. With McIntosh leading the way, expectations are definitely high. In addition to the women’s 400 metre individual medley, McIntosh is a medal contender for Canada in the women’s 200 metre freestyle, women’s 400 metre freestyle, women’s 200 metre butterfly and the women’s 200 metre individual medley. Meanwhile, Kylie Masse of Windsor, Ontario will contend in the women’s 100 metre backstroke, Penny Oleksiak of Toronto, Ontario will contend in the women’s 100 metre freestyle, and Maggie MacNeil will contend in the women’s 100 metre butterfly.

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