Penny Oleksiak successfully training through injuries (Video)

Reported by Karl Ortegon. 

WOMEN’S 100 FREE FINALS

  1. Mallory Comerford (UNAT) 53.91
  2. Zhu Menghui (China) 53.93
  3. Federica Pellegrini (Italy) 54.47
  4. Penny Oleksiak (Canada) 54.69
  5. Sandrine Mainville (Canada) 54.84
  6. Kelsi Worrell (Cardinal Aquatics) 55.08
  7. Kayla Sanchez (HPC Ontario) 55.14
  8. Freya Anderson (GBR) 55.53

Using a very strong back half, Mallory Comerford popped a 53.91 for the win here. The Louisville sophomore, who just won the ACC title in this event last week, broke 54 for the first time in her career. Comerford came from behind to take down China’s Zhu Menghui (53.93) by two hundredths. Italy’s Federica Pellegrini and Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, the latter of which tied for Olympic gold in this event this summer finished in 3rd and 4th, respectively.

Comerford is now ranked 4th in the world for the season (which started in September), with Zhu’s 53.93 tying her for 5th.

2016-2017 LCM WOMEN 100 FREE

CATEAUS
CAMPBELL

03/03
53.15
2 SARAH
SJOSTROM
SWE 53.21 01/29
3 MENGHUI
ZHU
CHN 53.44 11/17
4 RIKAKO
IKEE
JPN 53.68 02/17
4 MICHELLE
COLEMAN
SWE 53.68 03/03

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Canada’s Michelle Williams took the B final with a 55.33.

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CraigH

She is way too young to be having these types of injuries 🙁

ERVINFORTHEWIN

still , it happens .

Prickle

Shoulders injury for three months already? Unconscious a week ago? Haven’t heard of such problem being reported. Has it happened in the pool or during dry land exercises? Is she in right hands? She became an elite swimmer so quickly that is probably needed a very special and maybe delicate treatment. I hope her coaches are up to such task.

KB1

She is with the High Performance Ontario group, so I am pretty sure she will get the right treatment there. While she has a very laid-back personality, she didnt seem particularly worried in this video. Her coaches/family also seem to be very careful about not over-working her since she is still so young, so hopefully this is just a temporary set–back for her.

Lelada

16 years old with shoulder problems already? Nice

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