2016 Canadian Trials: Day Two Finals Live Recap

Jul 18, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Thiago Pereira of Brazil (right) leads Evan White of Canada (top) in the men's swimming 200m individual medley preliminary heats during the 2015 Pan Am Games at Pan Am Aquatics UTS Centre and Field House. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
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Everything you need to follow along with finals of day two of the 2016 Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Swimming Trials. Today’s final events include:

  • Women’s 100 Breast PARA
  • Men’s 100 Breast PARA
  • Men’s 200 Fly
  • Women’s 100 Back
  • Men’s 100 Back
  • Women’s 400 IM
  • Women’s 50 Breast PARA
  • Men’s 50 Breast PARA

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Women’s 100 Breast PARA:

Sarah Girard maintained her spot at the top of the qualifiers list with a time of 1:23.08 in the women’s 100 breaststroke. Girard swims in the S9 division and bettered her prelims time of 1:24.52.

Katarina Roxon grabbed second overall with a time of 1:24.25, while Reilly Bird was third with a time of 1:25.77. Both Roxon and Bird are also part of the S9 division.

Men’s 100 Breast PARA:

James Leroux topped the field in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke with a final time of 1:11.41 in the S9 division.

Maxime Rousselles battled for second, finishing a slim .03 seconds behind Leroux with a time of 1:11.44 in the S14 division.

Isaac Bouckley rounded out the top three with a time of 1:12.53 for the S10 division.

Men’s 200 Fly:

Mack Darragh rose to the top of the leaderboard in the men’s 200-meter fly after posting a 1:58.22 in finals. Darragh bettered upon his prelims time of 2:00.56 to move up from third.

Nicolaas Dekker, this morning’s leader with a 1:59.35, succeeded in shaving about half of a second off his time to stop the clock with a 1:58.87.

Zack Chetrat posted a 1:59.08 to finish third and be the only other athlete under the 2-minute mark.

Women’s 100 Back:

Kylie Masse uncorked an unbelievably quick 59.06 to lower her own Canadian Record in the 100-meter back. Masse re-set the record this morning at a 59.17, before lowering it again tonight. Masse’s time shoots her to second in the world rankings for 2016 behind only Emily Seebohm (59.03).

Dominique Bouchard delivered a 59.96 to finish second overall and was the only other athlete under the one-minute mark.

Hilary Caldwell grabbed third in the event with a time of 1:00.21.

Men’s 100 Back: 

Javier Acevedo flirted with a new Canadian Record in the men’s 100-meter backstroke, stopping the clock at 53.67. The Canadian Record currently sits at a 53.63.

Russell Wood, the top seed after prelims, finished second overall with a time of 54.47. Wood managed to shave .40 seconds off his prelims time of 54.87.

Markus Thormeyer moved up to third in finals with a time of 54.59.

Women’s 400 IM:

Sydney Pickrem and Emily Overholt battled for first in the women’s 400-meter IM, finishing .16 seconds apart. Pickrem topped the competition with a final time of 4:38.54 over Overholt’s 4:38.50. Both Pickrem and Overholt finished under the Olympic Qualifying time of 4:43.46.

Pickrem and Overholt move to eleventh and twelfth in the world rankings respectively.

Erika Sektenreich-Hodgson rounded out the top three with a time of 4:43.87.

Women’s 50 Breast PARA:

Tammy Cunnington, swimming in the S4 division, lowered her time in the 50-meter breaststroke from a 1:16.44 to a 1:16.28. Cunnington is the only athlete to swim this event in the S4 division this year.

Men’s 50 Breast PARA:

Jonathan Dieleman finished first in the men’s 50-meter breaststroke, although he added slightly to his prelims time. Dieleman stopped the clock at a 50.93, adding .66 seconds to his prelims time of 50.39.

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