Four Big Things From Day Five Of The 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials

#1 PENNY OLEKSIAK BREAKS WORLD JUNIOR RECORD

Penny Oleksiak has emerged as one of the best young talents in the world this week after several top performances, but one performance that arguably tops them all is her 100m freestyle.

Oleksiak threw down a 53.31 to take over half-a-second off the world junior record and half-a-second off the Canadian record. Oleksiak won by a sizable amount and came back strong on that second 50.

The time makes her the 15th best 100m freestyle performer of all time.

#2 ALL FOUR HPC – ONTARIO GIRLS QUALIFY FOR 4×100 FREE RELAY

While Oleksiak’s swim stole the show, three of her teammates also qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the same race. Chantal Van Landeghem grabbed an individual Olympic swim after finishing second to Oleksiak.

Following both Oleksiak and Van Landeghem were Sandrine Mainville and Michelle Williams who will make up the remaining two on the relay this summer

#3 KIERRA SMITH AND MARTHA MCCABE BOTH QUALIFY FOR RIO

Kierra Smith added a second event to her Olympic schedule after winning the 200m breaststroke. Smith already won the 100m breaststroke earlier in the meet, however the 200 is arguably her best event.

Smith won the race in 2:23.91 to take down Martha McCabe. McCabe finished second in 2:25.13, punching in her ticket to head to her second Olympic Games.

#4 BRITTANY MACLEAN SWIMS 3rd FASTEST 800 FREE THIS SEASON

Brittany MacLean has been unstoppable in the freestyle events at these Olympic Trials. After a Canadian record in both the 200 and 400m freestyles, MacLean put a scare on her 8:20.02 Canadian record in the 800 but ultimately fell short.

MacLean won the event in 8:21.40.

In This Story

Leave a Reply

About Mitch Bowmile

Mitch Bowmile

Mitch Bowmile is a former Canadian age group swimmer who was forced to end his career early due to a labrum tear in his hip and a torn rotator cuff after being recognized as one of the top 50 breaststrokers his age in Canada. He competed successfully at both age …

Read More »

Don't want to miss anything?

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive our latest updates!