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Canadian swimmer Josh Liendo wins males’s 100-yard butterfly NCAA title

Canada’s Josh Liendo cruised to his second nationwide title on the NCAA males’s swimming and diving championships on Friday evening in Indianapolis.

The Scarborough, Ont., native and Florida swimmer received the 100-yard butterfly on Friday, turning into the primary Gator to win the occasion since 2018, and fourth in program historical past.

Liendo additionally received the lads’s 50-yard freestyle title on Thursday, simply earlier than becoming a member of Gator teammates Julian Smith, Macguire McDuff and Adam Chaney to win the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Liendo competed in his first Olympics with Canada on the 2020 Tokyo Video games.

The 21-year-old informed CBC earlier in March that Canada’s male swimming staff is “trying good” and has “good momentum” going into the 2024 Olympics this summer season in Paris.

WATCH | Canada’s Joshua Liendo swims into the historical past guide

Canada’s Joshua Liendo swims into the historical past guide

Joshua Liendo has damaged boundaries as Canada’s first Black swimmer to win gold at a world championship. However Liendo tells The Nationwide’s Ian Hanomansing his sights are set on the highest of the rostrum on the 2024 Summer time Olympics.

In different motion on Friday, Leon Marchand repeated as champion within the 400-yard particular person medley, and led Arizona State to its first nationwide relay title.

Marchand went 3:32.12 within the IM for a pool file and his seventh NCAA title. It was a one-two end for Arizona State with David Schlicht coming in three seconds later.

Marchand later joined Hubert Kos, Ilya Kharun and Jonny Kulow within the 400-medley relay for an NCAA-record time of two:57.32.

Arizona State held onto the highest spot within the staff standings after Day 3 with 343 factors. Cal is second with 286.5 and Florida third at 273.

Luke Hobson of Texas defended his title within the 200 freestyle with an NCAA-record time of 1:28.81. Brendan Burns of Indiana received the 100 backstroke for the second straight yr — this time by simply 0.03 seconds over Kacper Stokowski.

Cal’s Liam Bell shattered the NCAA file within the 100 breaststroke with a time of 49.53.

Indiana repeated on the 3-metre dive, claiming a one-two end with Carson Tyler and Quentin Henninger.

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