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Canadian record holder Ryan Cochrane will compete in the men’s 400m free on day 3 at the Canadian Olympic Trials.
More favourites tonight went down as two new faces will be representing Canada in Rio…
Five new swimmers met the qualification criteria to be selected for the 2016 Canadian Olympic team Wednesday night, as they all punched in their tickets for Rio.
Kylie Masse will look to make her first Olympic team tonight after setting the national record in the women’s 100 backstroke this morning.
World Championship bronze medalist Emily Overholt will swim her first race of the trials this morning in the women’s 400 IM prelims.
Emily Overholt will be looking to take her talents to the top of the podium in the 400m IM today, entering the event as the top seed. Overholt comes in fresh after scratching the 400m freestyle on day one to focus on the 400 IM.
Katerine Savard will compete in the women’s 100 butterfly on day 1 of the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials.
Despite being the top seed in the 400m freestyle at this year’s Canadian Trials, Pan American Games gold medallist Emily Overholt will not be swimming the event.
Youth seems to be the name of the game in the women’s Canadian medley scene as both Emily Overholt and Sydney Pickrem look to make their first Olympic team. While the two stand out above the rest of the athletes, there’s likely a chance for Canada to send two swimmers in each event, meaning that if Overholt and Pickrem are on their game it will be an absolute dog fight for those two spots.
Canada has the potential to put multiple swimmers in both the 100 and 200 fly finals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the question is, who will they be? Katerine Savard, Noemie Thomas, and Penny Oleksiak look to go head-to-head in the 100 whereas the heavy favourite Audrey Lacroix will have to defeat Emily Overholt for her spot on the team.
The 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials will feature one of the best fields of freestylers on the women’s side that the nation has ever seen. From the 50 to the 800 there are competitors who could potentially make Olympic finals and have competed well internationally.
Thormeyer helped Canada to a gold medal in the mixed 4×100 free relay at the 2015 World Jr Champs in Singapore.
Phelps was still wearing a speedo, but he wasn’t in the pool this time.