Margaret MacNeil AP Photo/Lee Jin-man
AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

Maggie MacNeil wins 100m butterfly title at FINA World Championships

19-year-old Maggie MacNeil beat defending Olympic champion Sarah Sjöström to win the 100m butterfly gold medal at the FINA World Championships on Monday.

She is the second Canadian woman to win a swimming world title, after Kylie Masse won the 100m backstroke title in 2017.

MacNeil set a Canadian record in the process, swimming a time of 55.83 seconds.

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Following MacNeil’s victory, Sydney Pickrem finished third in the women’s 200m medley race. This is her second World Championship medal. In 2017, she won bronze in the 400m medley.

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Competition at the FINA World Championships continues through to July 28.

To catch all the action, you can find a downloadable schedule of CBC’s livestream here.