2022 Canadian Trials: Day 3 Finals Live Recap

2022 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS

THURSDAY FINALS HEAT SHEET

Tonight’s finals session will include the 50 fly, 100 breast, 200 free, and para 500 fly and 100 free.

The women’s 200 free is perhaps the most anticipated events of these Trials, as Canada has produced a significant amount of depth in the race in recent years. 15-year-old Summer McIntosh led prelims with a 1:57.61. If we’re picking favorites, I would probably go with McIntosh tonight, especially after her 4:01 Canadian Record 400 free on Tuesday night.

That’s not to say McIntosh won’t be pushed, however, as both Penny Oleksiak and Taylor Ruck are in this field, and both women have been 1:54 before. Ruck holds the Canadian Record at 1:54.44.

Another event to keep an eye on is the women’s 100 breast, where Rachel Nicol led this morning. For the most part, swimmers were off their personal bests in prelims this morning, so we could see outside lanes taking charge of the race.

After strong performances in the men’s 200 free this morning, Ruslan Gaziev and Finlay Knox will be looking to improve their times in order to get down to the FINA ‘A’ cut.

WOMEN’S 50 FLY PARA – FINALS:

PODIUM:

  1. Danny Doris (CNBO), SB7 – 33.64
  2. Tess Routliffe (UL), SB7 – 36.55
  3. Myriam Soliman (MUST), SB6 – 42.05

Every woman in the field dropped time from this morning. It was Danny Dorris who led the way, clocking a 33.64.

WOMEN’S 50 FLY – FINALS:

  • World Record – 24.43, Sarah Sjostrom, 2014
  • Canadian Record – 25.62, Penny Oleksiak, 2017
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 26.32

PODIUM:

  1. Kylie Masse (TSC) – 26.96
  2. Kamryn Cannings (UCSC) – 27.06
  3. Ingrid Wilm (CASC) – 27.37

In a display of her own versatility, Kylie Masse took the women’s 50 fly tonight in 26.96. She was the only swimmers in the field to crack 27 seconds, narrowly touching out Kamryn Cannings. Reminder: the 50s of butterfly, backstroke, and breaststroke are not selection events at this meet.

MEN’S 50 FLY – FINALS:

  • World Record – 22.27, Andriy Govorov,2018
  • Canadian Record – 23.30, Santo Condorelli, 2015
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 23.63

PODIUM:

  1. Alexandre Perreault (OTTSC) – 24.35
  2. Dmitriy Lim (UBCT) – 24.54
  3. Padric McKervill (UVPCS) – 24.84

Josh Liendo, who cracked the Canadian Record in the men’s 100 fly last night, posted the fastest time in prelims this morning, but scratched finals tonight. That may have been simply because the 50s aren’t selection events at this meet, and he decided to save his energy for other races.

In his absence, Alexandre Perreault bettered his morning time by 0.35 seconds, roaring to a 24.35 to claim victory.

WOMEN’S 100 BREAST – FINALS:

  • World Record – 1:04.13, Lilly King, 2017
  • Canadian Record – 1:05.74, Annamay Pierse, 2009
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 1:07.43

PODIUM:

  1. Sophie Angus (UNCAN) – 1:07.60
  2. Rachel Nicol (UCSC) – 1:08.15
  3. Kelsey Wog (UM) – 1:08.34

Sophie Angus took over on the back half of the race, pulling ahead of the field to speed into the finish at 1:07.60. The swim marks a personal best for Angus and her first time under 1:08 in the event. Unfortunately, she was just off the FINA ‘A’ cut of 1:07.43, but she did achieve the ‘B’, meaning she could potentially be added to the roster in the secondary selection procedures.

Avery Wiseman was out first, swimming a 31.91 on the first 50, but was overtaken on the 2nd 50, ultimately finishing 4th in 1:08.43.

MEN’S 100 BREAST – FINALS:

  • World Record – 56.88, Adam Peaty, 2019
  • Canadian Record – 59.85, Scott Dickens, 2012
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 59.75

PODIUM:

  1. James Dergousoff (UL) – 1:01.30
  2. Gabe Mastromatteo (KSS) – 1:01.75
  3. Justice Migneault (UBCT) – 1:01.75

James Dergousoff dropped time from this morning to earn the men’s 100 breast title in 1:01.30. There was a tie for 2nd between Gabe Mastromatteo and Justice Migneault. Unfortunately, no one achieved the FINA ‘A’ cut of 59.75, but Dergousoff, Mastromatteo and Migneault all dropped time from prelims.

WOMEN’S 200 FREE – FINALS:

  • World Record – 1:52.98, Federica Pelligrini, 2009
  • Canadian Record – 1:54.44, Taylor Ruck, 2018
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 1:58.66

PODIUM:

  1. Summer McIntosh (ESWIM) – 1:55.39
  2. Penny Oleksiak (TSC) – 1:57.01
  3. Taylor Ruck (SCAR) – 1:57.60

In a field featuring 7 international medalists in the 200 free, 15-year-old Summer McIntosh led wire-to-wire, continuously building her lead through the swim. Her time of 1:55.39 marks a new personal best, and puts her 5th in the world this year. She was great on her splitting, swimming 29.31, 29.73, and 29.31 on the final 3 50s of the race.

2021-2022 LCM Women 200 Free

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Titmus
05/20
1:53.31
2Tang
Muhan
CHN1:54.2609/22
3Yang
Junxuan
CHN1:54.4809/22
4Katie
Ledecky
USA1:54.6602/11
5Summer
McIntosh
CAN1:54.79 (WJR)06/22
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Penny Oleksiak was in 2nd for most of the race, but coming off the final turn, it looked like Canadian Record holder Taylor Ruck might overtake her. Oleksiak was able to restablish the lead, however, closing well enough to touch 2nd in 1:57.01. Oleksiak was also under the FINA ‘A’ cut, meaning she’ll pick up the 2nd roster spot for World Championships in the event.

MEN’S 200 FREE – FINALS:

  • World Record – 1:42.00, Paul Biedermann, 2009
  • Canadian Record – 1:46.40, Brent Hayden, 2008
  • FINA ‘A’ Standard – 1:47.06

PODIUM:

  1. Ruslan Gaziev (ESWIM) – 1:47.44
  2. Finlay Knox (SCAR) – 1:47.92
  3. Jeremy Bagshaw (ISC) – 1:49.25

Ruslan Gaziev swam a massive new personal best of 1:47.44 to win the men’s 200 free tonight. He was locked in a tight race with Finlay Knox the entire way, but was able to pull away on the final 50. The pair flipped just 0.02 seconds apart at the 150m mark, but while Knox faded, splitting 28.19 on the final 50, Gaziev held strong, coming home in 27.73, which ultimately made the difference.

Neither swimmer was under the FINA ‘A’ cut, although Gaziev was close to the mark of 1:47.06.

WOMEN’S 100 FREE PARA – FINALS

PODIUM:

  1. Aurelie Rivard (CNQ), SB9 – 1:00.72
  2. Shelby Newkirk (LASER), SB5 – 1:15.54
  3. Katarine Roxon (AASC), SB8 – 1:07.01

Aurelie Rivard chipped 0.80 seconds off her prelims time to finish first. Not only did Rivard post the fastest time in the field, she was the overall winner in the event. Reminder: para events aren’t ranked by time, instead there is a points system based off how close the swimmer was to the World Record in their class.

MEN’S 100 FREE PARA – FINALS:

PODIUM:

  1. Philippe Vachon (MEGO), SB8 – 1:01.88
  2. Felix Cowan (SAMAK), SB8 – 1:02.24
  3. Matthew Cabraja (COBRA), SB11 – 1:03.78

Philippe Vachon took nearly a second off his prelims time to finish with the 4th-fastest time overall. After the results were completed with the aforementioned point system, Vachon won the title in the para men’s 100 free.

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CanSwim13
2 months ago

Was great to see those girls on the 200free podium and the fun they were having

Yozhik
2 months ago

Tang Muhan was 1:57 mid swimmer in Tokyo Olympics and less than in 2 months she suddenly swims 1:54.26. Doesn’t it surprise you?

Troyy
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

She went 1:55.00 on the relay in Tokyo.

Canuswim
Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

Yes and 1:54 was posted Sept/21, shortly after Tokyo. No surprise.

Virtus
Reply to  Yozhik
2 months ago

Dude like half the best swimmers broke out this way 💀

Tracy Kosinski
2 months ago

Perfect swim by SM! On route to breaking the WR in 2024, no matter who holds it.

I love Titmus but ultimately see McIntosh holding it along with that gold medal.

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Tracy Kosinski
2 months ago

Titmus can’t afford to cede ground to McIntosh. That style may have worked in Tokyo but she can’t depend on it long term. Elite speed holds, in any sport.

Pacific Whirl
Reply to  Tracy Kosinski
2 months ago

McIntosh will break WRs before 2024 Olympics.

Troyy
Reply to  Pacific Whirl
2 months ago

No wonder the Canadian women are having trouble dealing with pressure.

Swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  Pacific Whirl
2 months ago

Easy to say

Yozhik
2 months ago

Why aren’t results of two Chinese swimmers shown in September last year (see the list of best results in this article) in the list of all time performances in the W200FR event (USSwimming website). Are they unofficial?

NU Swim Fan
2 months ago

Day 3 thoughts: Canada can’t find themselves a breaststroke in either gender, Summer McIntosh might be my new God, Gaziev is in Knox and Liendo’s shadow but a 1:47.4 is huge and he needs more recognition. That men’s 100 free is looking super fun now

Tracy Kosinski
Reply to  NU Swim Fan
2 months ago

Yeah, I think Sophie may be it, here’s hoping.

Time to invest in the men’s team – get them qualified in all events. That definitely was our best men’s 200 FR final in a long time.

MTK
Reply to  NU Swim Fan
2 months ago

I have no idea what’s up with Wog, she was looking great for a while (1:06s in 2020 and at 2021 Trials) but only 1:07.7 at the Olympics and now 1:08 today.

Pacific Whirl
2 months ago

From 2015 to 2019, people wondered who is the winner in the fight in 200 free between Oleksiak and Ruck. The two showed promising prospect of being the world champion in this event. Now who would have thought that they both lost to Summer before they’re crowned.

Swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  Pacific Whirl
2 months ago

Ruck still holds the record so no problem in the end, thought not sure how long it’ll last

NU Swim Fan
2 months ago

2 1:47s in the men’s 200 free. When was the last time that happened? There’s hope yet

Gen D
Reply to  NU Swim Fan
2 months ago

not bad at all!

Bill G
2 months ago

A happy W200m FR podium