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2024 Olympic and Paralympic Trials – Day 4

May 17, 2024

The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Trials, Presented by Bell continued on Thursday, day four of the 7-day competition.

Summer McIntosh shattered her own world record in the women’s 400m individual medley, clocking an incredible 4:24.38. The 17-year-old phenomenon split 59.18 on fly, 1:07.12 on back, 1:17.13 on breast, and 1:00.95 on free, showing most improvement on her breaststroke leg.

Josh Liendo matched his lifetime best of 47.55 to win the men’s 100m freestyle, ranking him 3rd in the world this season. Yuri Kisil (48.19) and Finlay Knox (48.29) also finished under the Olympic ‘A’ cut, earning themselves Olympic nominations.

Kylie Masse punched her ticket to a 3rd Olympic Games by winning the women’s 200m backstroke in 2:06.24, well under the ‘A’ standard. Regan Rathwell qualified for her first Olympics with a personal best 2:09.38.

In Paralympic events, Aurelie Rivard accumulated the most points in the women’s 100m freestyle S10 with her 1:00.19 effort. Shelby Newkirk lowered the S6 Canadian record to 1:13.68 with her runner-up finish.

Sebastian Massabie narrowly missed his own S4 Canadian record of 1:24.85, touching in 1:25.07 in the men’s 100m freestyle Para event, making the Paralympic nomination time. Reid Maxwell set a new S8 Canadian mark of 1:00.23 to place second.

No one cracked the Olympic ‘A’ cut in the men’s 800m freestyle, but 18-year-old Timothe Barbeau won in an encouraging 8:00.61, dropping over 4 seconds off his previous best time.

In the morning swim of the 400 IM, HYACK swimmer Shima Taghavi broke the provincial 11 – 12 year record, swimming a 5:04.66.

A Finals

Women’s 200 Back        4th        Bridget Burton, UBCT/ISC (2:12.14)

Men’s Para 100 Free      Gold     Sebastian Massabie, PSW (1:25.07)

Men’s Para 100 Free      5th        Fernando Lu, LOSC (56.77)

Men’s 800 Free             3rd        Aiden Kirk, KAJ (8:11.93)


Junior Finals

Women’s 400 IM           1st         Naomi Mynott, WDSC (4:56.39)

Women’s 400 IM           2nd        Ashley Ko, LOSC (4:57.61)

Women’s 400 IM           6th        Ziyuh Liu, CDSC (5:04.61)

Men’s 100 Free             10th      River He, RAPID (52.62)

Women’s 200 Back        6th        Calli Saunders, SPART (2:18.72)

Men’s 800 Free             4th        Zachary McLeod, WDSC (3:22.93)

Men’s 800 Free             9th        Danny Park, LOSC (8:40.39)

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