On the fourth day of competition six more athletes qualified for nomination for the 2016 Olympic Games bringing the total to 20 athletes who have met Swimming Canada’s selection criteria.
The first to make the team tonight was Audrey Lacroix who rocked a 2:08.58 in the 200m butterfly final to solidify her spot on her third Olympic Games team. Lacroix was out with Katerine Savard, but came home strong on the final 50 to get her hands on the wall first.
Right after Lacroix shook the building everyone got prepared for the most anticipated final of the night: the 100m freestyle. Santo Condorelli dropped a huge 48.09 this morning putting himself in a great position to make the team tonight.
Out like a rocket it was all Condorelli coming home as he touched in at 48.16 to take gold. Yuri Kisil was right behind him in 48.58 to also get under the FINA ‘A’ standard and make sure he was on the Canadian Olympic Squad as well. Markus Thormeyer and Evan Van Moerkerke touched in for third and fourth grabbing relay swims at the Rio Olympics.
With plenty of qualifiers already, Erika Seltrenreich-Hodgson touched in for silver behind Sydney Pickrem in the 200m IM to make her first Olympic team.
Canada now has a total roster of 20 athletes who have made the team including 13 female and 7 male athletes.