Oleksiak finishes sixth in 100 metre freestyle at world championships
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Star Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak won’t have a world championship medal to go with her Olympic gold in the 100-metre freestyle.
The Toronto teen finished sixth in the event Friday at the FINA world championships, posting a time of 52.94 seconds.
Simone Manuel of the United States, who tied Oleksiak for Olympic gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, captured the world title with a time 52.27.
Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom was second in 52.31 and Pernille Blume was third in 52.69.