Aussie Winnington takes 400m world gold

Australian swimmer Elijah Winnington has powered to gold in emphatic vogue within the first ultimate on the world swimming championships in Budapest.

The 22-year-old Gold Coast freestyler took the 400m crown within the opening ultimate on Saturday to launch the highly effective Australian problem in very good and barely surprising vogue.

Second quickest on the planet this yr, the Commonwealth relay gold medallist clocked a giant lifetime finest and the quickest time on the planet this yr – 3 minutes 41.22 seconds – to scatter the sphere on the Duna Area within the Hungarian capital.

He completed over a second-and-a-half away from German Lukas Martens (3:42.85), who’d began because the quickest within the discipline on 2022 type, with Brazilian Guilherme Costa taking third in 3:43.31.

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