Swimming: Park and Hosszu dazzle at short course worlds

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South Korea's Park Tae-hwan banished memories of a dismal run at the Rio Olympics by winning his third gold medal at the FINA short course world swimming championships in the men's 1,500 meters freestyle on Sunday in Windsor, Ontario.

Having already triumphed in the 200 and 400 freestyle, Park swam neck-and-neck with world record holder Gregorio Paltrinieri in the early stages of the 1,500 before pulling away to take the title in a championship record time of 14 minutes 15.51 seconds, more than six seconds clear of Italian Paltrinieri.

Park, the first Korean to claim an Olympic swimming medal when he won the 400 freestyle in Beijing in 2008, had completed an 18-month ban imposed by world governing body FINA in March after testing positive for testosterone ahead of the 2014 Asian Games.

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