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Canadian swimmer Josh Liendo wins NCAA men’s 100-yard butterfly title | Radio-Canada Sports

Canadian Josh Liendo won his second national title at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships Friday night in Indianapolis.

The Scarborough, Ontario and Florida native won the 100-yard butterfly on Friday, becoming the first Gator to win the event since 2018 and the fourth in program history.

Liendo also won the men’s 50-yard freestyle title Thursday, just before joining Gator teammates Julian Smith, Macguire McDuff and Adam Chaney to win the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Liendo competed in his first Olympic Games with Canada at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

The 21-year-old told CBC earlier in March that Canada’s men’s swim team is “looking good” and has “good momentum” ahead of the 2024 Olympics this summer in Paris.

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Canada’s Joshua Liendo enters the history book

Joshua Liendo broke barriers by becoming the first black swimmer from Canada to win gold at a world championship. But Liendo tells The National’s Ian Hanomansing his aim is to stand on the top step of the podium at the 2024 Summer Olympics.

In other action Friday, Leon Marchand repeated as champion in the 400-yard individual medley and led Arizona State to its first national relay title.

Marchand clocked 3:32.12 in the individual medley for a pool record and his seventh NCAA title. It was a double for Arizona State with David Schlicht coming in three seconds later.

Marchand then joined Hubert Kos, Ilya Kharun and Jonny Kulow in the 400 medley relay for an NCAA record time of 2:57.32.

Arizona State retained first place in the team standings after the third day with 343 points. Cal is second at 286.5 and Florida is third at 273.

Luke Hobson of Texas defended his title in the 200 freestyle with an NCAA record time of 1:28.81. Indiana’s Brendan Burns won the 100 backstroke for the second year in a row – this time by just 0.03 seconds over Kacper Stokowski.

Cal’s Liam Bell broke the NCAA record in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 49.53.

Indiana repeated the 3-yard plunge, scoring a double with Carson Tyler and Quentin Henninger.

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