A ton of controversy surrounded the final of the 200m breaststroke yesterday at the Canadian Trials when Kierra Smith was disqualified for her elbows leaving the water on her recovery.
Smith touched the wall first, but was disqualified after the touch making Martha McCabe of TSC the pending 200 breaststroke national champion. Results were unofficial, and it was said that they’d be announced today at the start of prelims.
It was announced that the disqualification would stand, making McCabe the national champion.
Smith has another chance to make the team tonight in the 100m breaststroke where she’s the top Canadian seed, and second only to Breeja Larson. Smith was a 1:09.02 this morning with Rachel Nicol the second fastest Canadian with a 1:09.04.
Larson leads the charge with a 1:07.76.