Canada’s Gord Michie Sets 100 Fly National Record in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS – Gord Michie of St. Thomas, Ont., placed third in his 100-m butterfly race in Canadian record time on Saturday to conclude the second stop on the Para swimming World Series circuit.

Michie, competing in the S14 disability category, clocked 1:01.43. Lawren Sapp of the U.S. was the winner in 1:00.14 and Junho Ko of South Korea second in 1:00.82.

‘’I went into this meet with a lot of confidence,’’ said Michie. ‘’I worked really hard in my swims for sure. The 100 fly was my favorite of the weekend because I went a best time and got the Canadian record.’’

Alec Elliot of Waterloo, Ont., was first in the S10 race in 58.79 and Zach Zona of Waterford, Ont., second in the S8 100 fly.

In the women’s 100-m butterfly, Angela Marina of St-Eustache, Que., won the S14 race 1:10.32. Miori Henault of Quebec City was fourth.

‘’I was very happy with my performance tonight,’’ said Marina, who broke three Canadian records this weekend. ‘’My technique was really good and I was closer to my best time. I had been having trouble with that race lately.’’

In the 100-m freestyle, Zona added a silver in 1:04.42 while Jonathan Dieleman of Vancouver was fourth in the S5 race.

Press release courtesy of Swimming Canada.

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Diana Pimer was a breaststroke/IMer at Keene State College and is the NEISDA Conference record holder in the 200 IM. She is currently an Age Group Coach at AGUA in New York City and has covered major competitions for Swimming World including the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, 2015 and 2017 FINA World Championships, USA Swimming Nationals and more.

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