• September 18, 2021

Tag: Swimming

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Canada’s Penny Oleksiak brushes off latest 4th-place finish, looks to set medal record on Sunday

Canada’s Penny Oleksiak brushes off latest 4th-place finish, looks to set medal record on Sunday

Five years ago at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Penny Oleksiak won gold in the women’s 100-metre freestyle with a time of 52.70 seconds.  In Tokyo on Friday morning, she set a Canadian record…

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With Olympic dream on the line, Canada’s best swimmers must hold for applause

With Olympic dream on the line, Canada’s best swimmers must hold for applause

While many sporting events around the world have returned to pre-pandemic normalcy – with packed stadiums and raucous crowds – COVID-19 still looms large over the 2021 Canadian swim trials. Toronto’s cavernous Pan Am Sports Centre,…

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Canadian Olympic swimming trials pushed back to June, may move from Toronto

Canadian Olympic swimming trials pushed back to June, may move from Toronto

Canada’s Olympic swim trials have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Ontario. The primary means of selection for Canada’s team bound for Tokyo this summer has been pushed back almost a month…

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Swimmer Markus Thormeyer feeling fast and free after coming out

Swimmer Markus Thormeyer feeling fast and free after coming out

Fear of the unknown was holding Markus Thormeyer back in the pool. When the Canadian swimmer told teammates he was gay, the walls he’d built up came down and Thormeyer felt liberated to swim fast.…