2016 SHORT COURSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS December 6th – December 11th, 2016 Windsor, Ontario, Canada WFCU Centre SCM (25m) Prelims: 9:30…
Canadian Katerine Savard swam to a sixth place finish in the final of the 50m butterfly in order to race to a new Canadian record, taking down Noemie Thomas’ 25.60 record that she set at the 2012 SC World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.
American Olympic gold medalist Lilly King will try to fend off reigning world champion and world record holder Alia Atkinson of Jamaica in the women’s 100m breaststroke heats this morning in Windsor.
Great Britain earned the 8th and final spot in tonight’s 4×200 freestyle final (men), but they’ve scratched out of the event, giving Belgium a shot to make a move.
The Japanese men surged to a new national record this morning in the 4x50m freestyle relay in order to take the third seed overall heading into finals, putting them in the mix for a medal with the likes of the United States and Russia.
Javier Acevedo broke the Canadian 50 back record leading off the mixed medley relay in 23.58.
Penny Oleksiak broke the Canadian national record in the 100m freestyle for the third time at these championships as she stretched into the wall in third to take home the bronze medal.
All photos are courtesy of Mike Lewis
The men’s 100 fly final is slated for tonight, which will feature a highly anticipated matchup between South Africa’s Chad Le Clos and Team USA’s Tom Shields.
Kelsi Worrell became the first American woman to break 25-seconds in the short course meters version of the 50m butterfly with a 24.94 performance to take the top seed after this morning’s heats.
Indeed, Park Tae Hwan of South Korea cooked out some outside smoke from lane 1, emerging as the leader after the first 50, and holding on the rest of the way to win a new championship record time of 1:41.03.
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.