Penny Oleksiak was identified as a potential podium earner when she was just 14 years old.
In another showdown between Sarah Darcel and Mary-Sophie Harvey, Darcel came up ahead with the win in the 200m IM. Her time of 2:07.78 just beat Harvey to the wall as she touched in for second at 2:07.88.
Rebecca Smith has been one of the top age group talents in Canada over the last few years producing several age group national records under former coach Mandi Smith.
At the 2016 Ontario Junior International Mary-Sophie Harvey has been absolutely on fire, taking down two national records in order to earn herself two wins here in Toronto.
It took a senior Canadian national record for 17-year-old Mary-Sophie Harvey to win the women’s 400m freestyle, dropping a total of 13-seconds off her entry time.
Newcastle Swim Team athletes Emily Large (pictured) and Jane Brown wrote their names into the British Junior Recordbooks while competing in Sheffield and Ontario.
Featured in the meet will be both four-time Olympic medallist Penny Oleksiak and her new HPC – Ontario training partner Rebecca Smith. Both have broken several age group records during their careers, the former breaking plenty of senior Canadian records last season.
After becoming the first Canadian to win 4 medals in a single Games, and the youngest Canadian to ever win gold, Penny Oleksiak was named as Canada’s best athlete of 2016 on Tuesday.
The 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships are now in the books, with Team USA leading the final medal table. The Americans came away with 29 total medals, including 8 golds, 14 silvers, and 7 bronzes.
The American women broke the Championship Record and the Canadian women the National Record in the women’s 4×100 medley relay.
The Canadians broke the National Record in the 4×50 free relay, collecting their second relay gold in as many days in Windsor.
Penny Oleksiak (above) and her Canadian teammate smashed the Canadian 4×200 free relay record in 7:33.89, missing the World Record by just over a second.
Day five finals are jam-packed with action, starting with the men’s 4x50m medley relay. After that the women will contest the 200m IM final before Chad le Clos gets a crack at another title in the men’s 50m butterfly.
Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen busted out the only sub-24 of the field to win the event.
Last night Michael Andrew won the 100m IM at the short course world championships in Windsor.