Canada’s Joshua Liendo takes bronze at swimming world championships

Canada’s Joshua Liendo won a bronze medal in the men’s 100-metre butterfly event at the 2022 FINA World Championships on Friday

The Markham, Ont. native clocked it 50.97 seconds. Hungary’s Kristof Milak took home the gold medal in his home pool with 50.14. Japan’s Naoki Mizunuma won silver at 50.94.

It is Liendo’s second career individual World Championship medal. The 19-year-old took home bronze in the men’s 100-metre freestyle on Wednesday, Canada’s first men’s World Championship medal since Ryan Cochrane’s 400-metre freestyle bronze in 2015.

Earlier Friday, Linedo was fifth in the 50-metre freestyle with a Canadian record time of 21.61 seconds.

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