Canada’s Summer McIntosh finished fourth in the women’s 400m freestyle final on Sunday at the FINA World Aquatic Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.
Australia’s Ariarne Titmus won gold and reclaimed the world record from McIntosh with a time of three minutes, 55.38 seconds.
United States swimming legend Katie Ledecky (3:58.73) overcame a slow start to take silver. Ledecky is looking to match compatriot Michael Phelps’ record of 15 gold medals at the aquatics worlds and is also competing in the 800m and 1500m freestyle events.
New Zealand’s Erika Fairweather (3:59.59) surged in the final 50 meters to pass McIntosh (3:59.94) for the final spot on the podium.
McIntosh, 16, previously broke the world record at the Canadian Swimming Trials in March with a time of 3:56.08.