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2024 Olympic and Paralympic Trials – Day 2

May 15, 2024

2024 Olympic and Paralympic Trials, Presented by Bell: Day 2 Highlights

The second day of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Trials, Presented by Bell at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre did not disappoint.

Tristan Jankovics made a splash in the men’s 400m individual medley. He won the event in 4:11.74, dipping under the Olympic Qualifying Time of 4:12.50. Jankovics becomes the first Canadian male swimmer to qualify for the Olympics in this event since 2012. His remarkable swim ranks 11th in the world this season.

In the men’s 100m backstroke, Blake Tierney (HPC Vancouver) secured his first Olympic berth with a winning time of 53.48, also an Olympic Qualifying Time. Javier Acevedo  followed closely in second, clocking 53.55 to make his third Olympic team.

Among the women, Summer McIntosh and Mary-Sophie Harvey achieved Olympic Qualifying Times in the 200m freestyle. McIntosh’s 1:53.69 is the second-fastest time in the world this year, while Harvey’s personal best of 1:55.44 set a new Quebec provincial record.

Julie Brousseau narrowly missed the Olympic Qualifying Time in the 400m freestyle but earned a spot on Canada’s 4x200m freestyle relay with her personal best of 1:57.60. Emma O’Croinin (HPC Vancouver) also secured a relay position.

In the women’s 100m breaststroke, Sophie Angus touched first in 1:06.96, securing spot for the medley relay.

Notably, Shima Taghavi (Hyack Swim Club) broke the girls’ 11-12 long course meters 100m breaststroke Canadian Age Group record, clocking 1:10.78 in the finals, a record that was held by Allison Higson from the Commonweath Games in 1986.

Swim BC Results included:

A Finals

Men’s 400 IM                Bronze  Collyn Gagne, LOSC (4:11.69)

Women’s 200 Free        4th        Emma O’Croionin, HPC VAN (1:57.86)

Men’s 100 Back             4th        Raben Dommann, HPC VAN (54.06)

Men’s Para 100 Breast   Bronze  Fernando Lu, LOSC (1:12.87)


Junior Finals

Men’s 400 IM                3rd        Tuja Dreyer, ISC (4:26.50)

Men’s 400 IM                4th        Aiden Kirk, KAJ (4:32.62)

Men’s 400 IM                10th      Zachary McLeod, WDSC (4:41.32)

Women’s 200 Free        7th        Leilani Fack, LOSC (2:03.20)

Men’s 100 Back             2nd        Paul Orogo, LOSC (57.12)

Men’s 100 Back             4th        Tristan Govier, HST (58.58)

Women’s 100 Breast     3rd        Shima Taghavi, HYACK (1:10.78)


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