Kalisz doubles up with men's 40m IM world title

Chase Kalisz (AP)
Chase Kalisz (AP)

Budapest - Chase Kalisz of the United States won the men's 400m individual medley gold at the world championships on Sunday to complete the IM double in Budapest.

Kalisz, won also won the 200m IM title on Thursday, clocked a new championships record time of four minutes, 05.90 seconds with Hungary's David Verraszto taking silver at 2.48 back and Daiya Seto of Japan earning bronze at 3.24.

"It's a huge step for me," said the 23-year-old Kalisz, the first American to win the title since Ryan Lochte in 2011.

"This is what I came here for, I am really excited about this race."

Verraszto was delighted with his second straight world silver in the event after finishing second to Seto two years ago in Kazan.

"I'm really happy to win a world medal, and with my second best ever time, that was my main goal to be honest, as I knew I couldn't win," said the 28-year-old.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
42% - 9984 votes
Cricket
11% - 2679 votes
Football
19% - 4524 votes
Athletics
2% - 592 votes
Boxing
1% - 223 votes
Cycling
2% - 552 votes
Golf
5% - 1176 votes
Motorsport
8% - 1993 votes
Tennis
3% - 805 votes
Water sports
1% - 212 votes
American sports
1% - 297 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 765 votes
Vote