2017 CANADIAN SWIMMING TRIALS
- April 6-9
- Victoria, BC
- Saanich Commonwealth Place
- Long Course (50m)
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Four-time Olympic medalist Penny Oleksiak has scratched out of the women’s 200 free on day 1 of the Canadian World Trials in Victoria, choosing to swim the 50 fly instead.
Oleksiak was seeded 2nd behind Katerine Savard with her best time of 1:57.59 from the 2016 Trials, but had to be considered the pre-race favorite after her 1:54.94 split on the 800 free relay in Rio. Savard was also the top seed in the 50 fly, but has scratched that event to focus on the 200 free.
The 50 fly is the first event of day 1 and the 200 free is the second, so it’s not a huge surprise they’ve each scratched an event. With Savard’s scratch Oleksiak is now the 3rd seed in the 50 fly at 27.24, but holds a best time of 25.93 which is just 0.01 off of Savard’s national record.
There were five other scratches from top ten seeds. #3 seed Mary-Sophie Harvey scratched the women’s 200 breast, #10 seed Emma Ball is out of the women’s 50 fly, and Josh Zakala (2nd), Alexander Pratt (3rd) and Brian Palaschuk (4th) all scratched out of the men’s 800 free.
Other day 1 scratches:
- Stephen Calkins (men’s 50 fly, men’s 100 back)
- Noah Choboter (men’s 50 fly)
- Alexander Pratt (men’s 50 fly)
- Tristan Cote (men’s 200 free)
- Luke Reilly (men’s 200 breast)
- Rosie Zavaros (women’s 100 back)
- Jessie Gibson (women’s 100 back)
- Josiah Binnema (men’s 100 back)
- Kate Rendall (women’s 1500 free)
- Alexander Blaskovich (men’s 800 free)
- Etienne Paquin-Foisy (men’s 800 free)
- Nail Kaddache (men’s 800 free)