2016 Canadian Paralympic Trials: Day 3 Finals Live Recap


Here on night three of the Canadian Paralympic Trials we’ll see the 200 IM and the 150 IM events contested. The 200 is for athletes categorized SM5-14 and the 150 is for athletes categorized SM1-4. Aurelie Rivard is the top seed in the women’s 200 IM after a time of 2:37.95 this morning. She competes in the SM10 category. Abi Tripp set a Canadian record this morning in the Sm8 category (3:00.98), so look for her to challenge that tonight. Gordie Michie (Sm14) is the top seed for the men after recording a time of 2:19.46 this morning.

The 200 IM will be the first event of the session, while the 150 IM will be at the end. Tammy Cunnington will be the only woman contesting the 150 IM tonight after Victoria Grzincic was disqualified this morning. The men’s side will feature Jonathan Dieleman (Sm4) and Riley Maclean (SM4) tonight.

Women’s 200m IM PARA SM5-14 Multi-Class Finals

  1. Aurlie Rivard, 2:35.99, SM10
  2. Katarina Roxon, 2:41.66, Sm9
  3. Justine Morrier, 2:43.26, S14

2015 World Championship silver medalist Aurelie Rivard defended her top seed from this morning, winning in a time of 2:35.99. That time puts her 3rd in the world for 2016 in the SM10 category. Katarina Roxon, competing in the Sm9 category, finished 2nd in 2:41.66, taking over 7 seconds off from the morning. The time moves her into 6th in the world. Justine Morrier, S14, was 3rd in 2:43.26, moving her into 8th in the world. Abi Tripp improved her Sm8 Canadian record from this morning, clocking 2:58.77 after going 3:00.98 this morning.

Men’s 200m IM PARA SM5-14 Multi-Class Finals

  1. Gordie Michie, 2:17.80, Sm14
  2. Benoit Huot, 2:14.07, SM10
  3. Maxime Rousselle, 2:22.04, S14

Gordie Michie improved his time from this morning, winning in 2:17.80. That time moves him into 2nd in the world in the Sm14 category. Benoit Huot touched 1st in 2:14.07, but has to settle for 2nd overall. Huot, the silver medalist at the 2015 Worlds in this event, now sits 1st in the world for 2016 in the SM10 category. Maxime Rousselle (S14) was 3rd in 2:22.04, taking over 13th in the world.

Women’s 150m IM PARA SM1-4 Multi-Class Finals

  1. Tammy Cunnington, 3:36.85, SM4

Tammy Cunnington took over four seconds off her prelim swim this morning, recording a time of 3:36.85.

Men’s 150m IM PARA SM1-4 Multi-Class Finals

  1. Jonathan Dieleman, 3:21.27, Sm4
  2. Riley McLean, 3:47.45, SM4

Jonathan Dieleman took the win in the men’s 150 IM, touching in 3:21.27. He took over a second and a half off his morning swim, but just missed the Canadian record by less than a second. Dieleman’s time keeps him at 9th in the world, while McLean’s time keeps him at 13th.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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