2016 CANADIAN OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC TRIALS
- April 5-10
- Prelims: 10 a.m EST
- Finals: 7 p.m EST
- Live Results
- Psych sheets
- Live stream
- Olympic Qualifying Times
- Selection Criteria
- World Rankings
Just like last night in the 800 free relay the Canadian men took a run at the 400 medley relay tonight in order to improve their time in hopes of qualifying for Rio. Canada finished 13th at the World Championships, missing a spot in the top-12 where teams automatically qualify for Rio. The top-4 teams among those who haven’t qualified will qualify for the Olympics as of May 31st.
Canada sits 1st among teams who haven’t qualified with their time of 3:34.40 from the Pan American Games. That time looks like it will stand up and qualify for Rio, so the race tonight was also a way to develop some team chemistry. Canada came close, but just missed their time clocking 3:34.55. The splits are as follows:
- Javier Acevedo (BK) – 53.78
- Jason Block (BR) – 1:00.92
- Santo Condorelli (FLY) – 51.60
- Yuri Kisil (FR) – 48.25
Javier Acevedo was just off his time from the individual 100 back in 53.78, and Jason Block was a few tenths off his time from the 100 breast finals, but both Santo Condorelli and Yuri Kisil had fast splits. Condorelli, who was DQed in the 100 fly, split 51.60, well under his best time of 52.41. Kisil’s split of 48.25 was under his 100m time of 48.58. 100 fly winner Mack Darragh was left off the team due to Condorelli having a much faster lifetime best and clearly being the faster option for the relay.
Their time from Pan Ams of 3:34.40 will stand up as their time, and it’s very likely that will qualify them for the Olympics. However, they won’t know for sure until the end of May.