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World Aquatics: 8 gold medal matches took place on the last day, Milutitte retained her title

Doha, 19 February (HS). A total of eight gold medal matches were held on the last day of the World Aquatics Championships in Doha on Sunday.

Australia's Isaac Cooper won his first individual world title in the men's 50 meter backstroke with a time of 24.13 seconds. American Hunter Armstrong finished second, 0.2 seconds behind, and Poland's Kaveri Masiuk took bronze.

In the women's 50m breaststroke, Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte successfully defended her title with a timing of 29.40 seconds. China's Tang Qianting, who had set a new Asian record in the semi-finals, once again broke that record and finished second with a timing of 29.51 seconds. Italy's Benedetta Pilato won the bronze medal.

Ireland's Daniel Wiffen dominated the men's 1,500 meters freestyle to win his second gold medal in Doha with a time of 14 minutes and 34.07 seconds, with Germany's Florian Wellbrock second at 10.54 seconds. David Aubry of France finished third.

Sweden's Sara Sjöström won her 14th individual world championship title in the women's 50 meter freestyle with a timing of 23.69 seconds. Kate Douglas of the United States took silver, earning her fifth medal in Doha, while Katarzyna Wasik of Poland took bronze.

New Zealand's Lewis Clairbert won the men's 400m medley in 4:9.72. Britain's Max Litchfield finished second, 0.63 seconds behind, and Japan's Daiya Seto rounded out the top three, finishing third.

Britain's Freya Colbert won the women's 400 m medley in 4:37.14, followed by Israel's Anastasia Gorbenko and Italy's Sara Franceschi.

The United States, with Hunter Armstrong, Nick Fink, Zach Harting and Matt King, dominated the men's 4×100 meter medley relay in 3:29.8 seconds, followed by the Netherlands and Italy.

In the women's event, the Australian team of Iona Anderson, Abby Harkin, Brianna Throssell and Shayna Jack won in 3 minutes and 55.98 seconds, followed by Sweden and Canada.