Minnes Adds 4th Gold To Her Haul At Canadian Juniors


On the fourth of five nights at the RBC Canadian Junior Championships Asia Minnes continued to shine, winning her fourth gold and fifth medal of the competition.

Adding to her titles already in the 100 breast, 200 back and 400 IM, Minnes took down the Girls 13-14 100 back in a time of 1:03.44. Regan Rathwell of the GO Kingfish took silver in 1:04.38, and Brooklyn Douthwright of BEAST won bronze in 1:04.61.

That capped an impressive double from Douthwright, who also won the 200 freestyle in a time of 2:04.76 over Edmonton Keyano’s Emma O’Croinin (2:04.91). Kyla Leibel of Red Deer Catalina won the 15-17 category in 2:02.22.

The girls 15-17 100 back was won by Madison Broad of the Chatham Y Pool Sharks in 1:01.92, with Oakville’s Rosie Zavaros 2nd in 1:03.30.

The boys 200 free saw big wins from Etobicoke’s Justin Konik (1:52.80) and Island’s Mathew Fuller (1:51.68). There were also decisive wins in the boys 100 back, as Sebastian Somerset of Cascade (56.46) and William Marois of CA St-Eustache (56.34) picked up the gold medals.

Aela Janvier led a 1-2 finish for Pointe-Claire in the girls 15-17 200 breast, winning in 2:31.91 for her second gold of the meet. Teammate Katrina Brathwaite won silver in 2:33.22. Olivia Starzomski (2:37.87) of the Sault Surge won the 13-14 title.

Markham’s Owen Huang completed the breaststroke sweep for the 14-16 boys with a 2:20.78 victory in the 200, while Ryan Telford (2:15.12) of Ajax took out 100m winner Frederik Kamminga (2:16.26) in the 17-18 category.

In the 400 free relays, the UCSC girls (3:53.58) and the CAMO boys (3:28.41) came out on top.

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Southern Orca
4 years ago

Is Young Asia Minnes a pro already? Competed at numerous Australian NZ events last summer down under

Southern Orca
4 years ago

Professional in attitude/opportunity not $$$$

4 years ago

She looks older too

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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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