Olympic Year, Time To Fly: Penny Oleksiak, 15, Sets Pace at 57.3 As Canada Trials Begin

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Olympic year. Time for young guns to show their hand – and that’s what Penny Oleksiak, 15, did on the opening morning of action at is swimming like a veteran at Canada’s Olympic Trials at home in Toronto. Oleksiak wiped a second off her previous high (58.44) in a cracking 57.38 at the helm of three inside the Rio 2016 cut of 58.74

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And she lowered it again to 56.99 in the final.

15 yo…


Second reason of the day why you can’t write a proper Olympic swimming preview in January. I love seening the kids have their big breakthroughs.


Taylor Ruck dropped 3 seconds in her 400free. If they brought some improve to their 100free, Canada 4x100free relay will be looking to be a very strong one.


And if Marittt Steenbergen improves to 53mid or faster, then USA will have their work cut out for a medal of any kind.

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