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MCINTOSH, LIENDO CONCLUDE U.S. OPEN WITH THIRD MEDAL

Josh Liendo

Canadian swimming stars Summer McIntosh and Joshua Liendo concluded the U.S. Open swimming competition with three medals apiece, each earning a silver on Saturday.

In the women’s 200-m backstroke, world champion Regan Smith took the gold in a meet record 2:05.28. McIntosh, followed in 2:07.15, smashing her personal best while Josephine Fuller of the U.S. was third in 2:09.77.

The 16-year-old McIntosh from Toronto also won the 400-m individual medley on Friday and was second in the 400-m freestyle Thursday. She’s been one of the top swimmers in the world in 2022, highlighted by her double gold performance at the world championships this past June.

It’s also been a great season for Liendo, 20, from Markham, Ont. He took the silver Saturday in the 100-m freestyle in 48.97 roaring back from sixth spot at the turn. Andrej Barna of Serbia won the race in 48.45 and Matt King of the U.S. was third in 49.05.

Liendo also took silver medals this week in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle. He was Canada’s standout male swimmer at the worlds with three medals.