Four swimmers pose with medalsSwimming Canada/Joseph Kleindl
Swimming Canada/Joseph Kleindl

Canada wraps up FINA Worlds with bronze in women’s 4x100m medley

On the final day of the FINA World Championships, the team of Kylie Masse, Sydney Pickrem, Maggie MacNeil and Penny Oleksiak won the bronze medal in the women’s 4x100m medley relay.

The U.S. won the race in 3:50.40, followed by the Australians with a time of 3:53.42. Canada rounded off the podium with a Canadian record time of 3:53.58.

Masse and Oleksiak now each have five World Championships medals, tying them for the most medals won by a Canadian female swimmer.

The men's 4x100m medley team embraces after the race.

Markus Thormeyer (left) looks on as Richard Funk (center) hugs Joshua Liendo (right). (Swimming Canada/Joseph Kleindl)

Canada now has a quota spot for the women’s 4x100m medley relay since they finished within the top 12 after all the heats were done.

While the men’s 4x100m medley relay didn’t qualify for the final, they did qualify a quota spot for Canada by finishing in tenth place after the preliminary.

The team of Markus Thormeyer, Richard Funk, Joshua Liendo and Yuri Kisil raced a time of 3:34.79.

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Canada finishes the FINA World Championships with a total of eight swimming medals.

This is a record for Canada and bests the six swimming medals won at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships.

Earlier at the FINA Worlds, Canada picked up two diving medals and one open water medal.

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The next edition of the World Championships will be held in Fukuoka, Japan from July 6-August 1 in 2021.