Santo Condorelli Entered in 100 Butterfly After DQ at Trials

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This morning FINA released the entry lists for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Canada’s Santo Condorelli is a surprise entrant in the 100 butterfly.

At Canadian Olympic Trials in March, Condorelli was disqualified in prelims for a non-simultaneous touch. His time then was a 52.32 and he would have returned to finals as the top seed, but it appeared as though his chance for an Olympic berth in that event was gone.

At last month’s Arena Pro Swim Series Indianapolis the 21 year old posted a 51.98 in the 100 butterfly. That time broke the Canadian National record. At the time, that stood as the 17th fastest time in the world this year. It now sits just outside the top 20. The old national record was a 52.28, and the swim was a personal best time by nearly a half second.

Condorelli was already headed to Rio in the 50 and 100 freestyle and the 400 freestyle and 400 medley relay after finishing second and first in the 50 and the 100, respectively. With no other Canadian man headed to Rio in the 100 butterfly, Conodrelli has been entered, giving him five events in his Olympic debut.


  1. avatar
    Ronald Hehn

    What are Canadian selection standards?? Reminds me of Ian Thorpe’s false start in the 400 Free in 2004.

    • avatar
      Paul sokolovsky

      No other Canadian male made the Olympic A standard in the 100 fly. Seems that if there were others that got the time standard they would have been entered over him, but if he has the cut and he’s already at the meet, it would be silly to not enter anyone.

  2. avatar
    Kristie Wisniewski

    Good for him!

  3. avatar
    Bradley Lewis

    Why have ‘trials’ then?

    • avatar
      Neil Jones

      To make the team in the first place. This is 1 additional entry in an event with no one else qualified of someone who is a legit finals threat and already qualified in other events.

  4. avatar
    Chad E Price

    No others made the cut. Awesome he is getting to swim it.

  5. avatar

    He is ranked out of the top 25 in the event and has a slim chance to do anything. Not sure why this is newsworthy.

  6. avatar
    Marie Bergeron

    How ?

  7. avatar
    Pedro Ferreira

    …aldrabice do Caralho…