Day two finals proved to be just as exciting as the first night of competition. The host nation, Canada, earned two more medals, the United States women’s 4×50 medley relay broke a world record, and Katinka Hosszu earned two individual titles.
Penny Oleksiak garnered cheers from the crowd after she broke the Canadian national record in the 100m freestyle for the second time today in order to win the seco
Kylie Masse broke her Canadian Record in the 50 back leading off Canada’s medley relay tonight.
Leah Smith put on a clinic in heat four of the 800m freestyle, winning her heat by over an entire 25 in order to claim the top spot heading into finals and drop the fastest 80 ever swum by an American woman.
America’s Kelsi Worrell claimed the women’s 200m butterfly top seed this morning, becoming the 3rd fastest American ever in the event in the process.
All photos courtesy of Mike Lewis
The fields across all events remain in tact headed into day 2 finals of the 2016 Short Course World Championships, but still some familiar faces are missing.
With chants of “Penny, Penny, Penny” coming from the Windsor school children in the crowd, Oleksiak didn’t disappoint, stretching to the wall with a huge last 25 in order to take down the previous Canadian record and put up the fastest time of the heats.
Matias Koski took down the Finnish national record in the men’s 200m freestyle this morning, touching in at 1:43.68 in order to win his heat and set him up for a spot in tonight’s final.
Last night Taylor Ruck made a statement to pick up Canada’s first medal of these home championships with a third place finish in the 200m freestyle.
The Canadian women were forced to relinquish their silver medal after getting disqualified for swimming in the wrong order on the 4×100 free relay.
Taylor Ruck smashed the Canadian record in the 200 free, clocking 1:52.50 for the bronze medal at SC Worlds.
American Josh Prenot will take on a stacked men’s 200 IM field that includes teammate Michael Andrew, Chinese powerhouse Wang Shun and Japan’s Daiya Seto this morning in Windsor.
Katinka Hosszu is gunning for 3 individual world titles this evening in Windsor.
Andrei Seminov (left) arranged for a banner to be hung up at the pool highlighting Kylie Masse’s (right) accomplishments from Rio. He invited all WEST swimmers to meet and celebrate Masse.