Toronto Titans’ Blake Pieroni (Knee) Pulls Out of ISL Semifinals

Blake Pieroni (photo: Mike Lewis)
Blake Pieroni; Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/ISL

Toronto Titans’ Blake Pieroni (Knee) Pulls Out of ISL Semifinals

Blake Pieroni won’t be part of the Toronto Titans ISL playoffs campaign after suffering a knee injury.

Pieroni made the announcement Tuesday via Instagram. He wrote:

“Unfortunately as a result of getting back into lifting and going too hard too fast, I’ve injured my knee and have had to withdraw from the ISL Semifinals. I’ll be cheering for my team at home. Go Titans!”

Pieroni won the 200 freestyle in ISL Match 1. He won the 100 free once last year as a member of the inaugural Titans team. The Titans have won the men’s 400 free relay and the mixed freestyle relay on two occasions each in 2021. Pieroni holds the 14th-fastest time in the men’s 100 freestyle this season at 46.70 seconds. He’s 15th in the 200 free (1:43.89).

Pieroni is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He was part of the finals squad in the men’s 400 free relay in Tokyo that won gold and anchored the prelims squad of the winning 400 medley relay. Pieroni also won a gold medal for swimming prelims of the 400 free relay at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The Titans begin their playoff quest Nov. 13-14 in ISL Playoff Match 2. The Titans swim in Match 2, Match 3 and Match 6.

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