2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
- LCM (50m)
- Full Competition Schedule
- Meet Info
- Psych Sheets
- Omega Results
- Pick ’em Contest
- Event-by-Event Previews
Just over an hour after a solid 6th place finish in the women’s 100 freestyle, Penny Oleksiak was back in the water in the 50 fly semi-finals.
The 17-year-old Oleksiak had traded the Canadian national record back and forth with Katerine Savard a few times, but established herself as the fastest Canadian in history with a 25.76 swim at the Mare Nostrum stop in Barcelona.
Qualifying 10th out of the prelims in 25.87, Oleksiak threw down a swim of 25.66 in the semis, qualifying 4th overall for tomorrow’s final. She’ll hunt down her first individual World Championship medal on day 7 after winning bronze in the mixed medley relay earlier.
Despite zero individual medals, the 100 freestyle Olympic champion has performed well in Budapest. Her 4th and 6th place finishes in the 100 fly and 100 free weren’t much slower than her medal performances in Rio, impressive given she’s dealt with injuries and a lot more media attention this year.
Along with the 50 fly final, she’ll also swim on Canada’s mixed free and women’s medley relays to close out the meet.