WATCH: Audrey Lacroix Makes Third Olympic Team

2016 CANADIAN OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC TRIALS

After a fourth place finish in the 100m fly earlier in the meet, the 200m butterfly final last night was Audrey Lacroix’s final chance to make her third Olympic team.

Having already represented Canada at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, Lacroix was ready for another one as she dove in and flew under the FINA ‘A’ qualifying time, solidifying her spot on Canada’s Olympic squad with a first place finish.

At the touch Lacroix was a 2:08.58 to win gold ahead of Katerine Savard who touched in at 2:10.82 behind her for the silver medal.

Lacroix’s Splits

  • 50m – 28.67 (28.67)
  • 100m – 1:00.77 (32.10)
  • 150m – 1:34.23 (33.46)
  • 200m – 2:08.58 (34.35)

These games will be Lacroix’s last. At 32-years-old, Lacroix knew that this 200m butterfly could have been her last one, and that instead her last 200m butterfly will be at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Lacroix has been one of the most consistant butterfly swimmers for Canada since making her first major international team in 2003, Lacroix has earned a total of 12 international medals. Gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 Pan Pacific Championships in the 200m butterfly were here latest achievements on Team Canada.

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Bravo to Audrey, being so honest about battling an anxiety disorder! It’s really refreshing the way swimmers today can be honest about their mental and physical struggles. I think it’s important for fans to understand that their Olympic idols are not perfect; they have to battle many of the same demons we all face on a daily basis, but hopefully their athletic training gives them the skills to deal with problems in a healthy and effective manner.

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