WATCH: Santo Condorelli Explains 100 Fly DQ

2016 CANADIAN OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC TRIALS

After putting up the top time yesterday morning and coming within four one-hundredths of the Canadian national record in the 100m butterfly it was revealed that Santo Condorelli was disqualified and would not be swimming in tonight’s finals.

Condorelli put up a 52.32 before taking the disqualification. According to Condorelli the reasoning for his disqualifaction was for an uneven touch at the 50-metre wall.

While the disqualification clearly isn’t what Condorelli hoped for, he already made the Canadian Olympic team in the 100m freestyle last night after a 48.16 performance that gave him the win and set him up perfectly to head to his first Olympic Games.

While Condorelli won’t be swimming the 100m butterfly, he has one more event on his schedule: the 50m freestyle where he’s the favourite to once again take home the gold.

Condorelli threw down the fastest time this morning, getting extremely close to the FINA ‘A’ standard with a 22.34 swim. If he wants to add this event to his schedule for Rio, he’s going to need to be faster than a 22.27 tonight.

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Bossanova
6 years ago

Middle fingers up for Condorelli!

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