Swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey qualifies for second Olympic event

Swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey qualifies for second Olympic event
Swimmer Mary-Sophie Harvey qualifies for second Olympic event

Quebecer Mary-Sophie Harvey confirmed her place in a second individual event at the Paris Olympic Games on Tuesday during the Canadian Olympic swimming trials, obtaining her ticket in the 200m freestyle.

Mary-Sophie Harvey was back in the pool on Tuesday in Toronto, after qualifying in the 100m butterfly on Monday.

With Harvey also swam Summer McIntosh, who had quickly left her opponents in the 400m freestyle the day before.

This time, the pair took on the 200m freestyle, in a tough race in which Penny Oleksiak, Rebecca Smith, and Katerine Savard also participated.

Headlining the event for the Canadian delegation, McIntosh won, finishing with a time of 1 min 53 sec 69/100, 4 hundredths off his Canadian record. The Toronto native finished ahead of Harvey (1:55.44), who thus qualified for a second individual event at the Olympic Games.

m libre”,”text”:”Yesterday was my bonus test. I was surprised by the result, and it gave me confidence for the 200m freestyle”}}”>Yesterday was my bonus event. I was surprised by the result, and it gave me confidence for the 200m freestylerejoiced Harvey on Radio-Canada Sports after the race. seconds only once before this evening, and then I lowered this time by one second…It feels really good.”,”text”:”I only broke 57 seconds once before tonight, and now I dropped that time by a second…It feels really good.”}} “>I only broke 57 seconds once before tonight, and now I dropped that time by a second… It feels really good.

I’ve wanted to achieve this result for a long time. This bodes really well for Paris. I couldn’t ask for better: two races, two tickets to the Games!

A quote from Mary-Sophie Harvey

The race was also an opportunity to qualify four swimmers for the Olympic 4 x 200m relay event. Ottawa’s Julie Brousseau (3rd, 1:57.60) and Alberta’s Emma O’Croinin (4th, 1:57.86) will team up with McIntosh and Harvey.

Ecstasy for Harvey, disappointment for Savard

At 24, Harvey is experiencing her best moments in the sport she has always practiced. The Olympic trials are an opportunity to savor the fruits of his efforts, but also of his new approach in the pool. I had to rediscover the joy of swimming. I am a swimmer who loves to play. Today, the results come because I have fun swimmingHarvey philosophized.

Tuesday’s final, however, took a different turn for Smith, Oleksiak and Savard, who finished in 8th, 9th and 10th positions respectively.

The result is particularly disappointing for Savard, who is trying to qualify for his fourth Olympics at the age of 30.


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Mary-Sophie Harvey and Katerine Savard in Tokyo during the Olympic Games.

Photo: Getty Images / Maddie Meyer

Emotions are a little scattered, but I gave everything I haddeclared the Pont-Rouge athlete to Radio-Canada Sports. It’s not the race I would have wanted, but I think that in the circumstances, I managed to put yesterday’s disappointing result aside. I have one race left, and I’m going to give what I have left to give.

I am in a process where I am more accepting of what is happening and what I am. I gave a lot to this sport in the past, I supported swimming in Quebec for years. I’m giving the best of me at the moment, and this is the result.

A quote from Katerine Savard

I committed myself to this qualification process to give everything until the end. I had a place in the final tonight, and regardless of the result I told myself that I would go all the way. For Friday, I’m going to give the best I can and what happens will happenconcluded Savard, serene despite the disappointment.

Jankovics is a game changer

The first final of the evening involved the men’s 400m medley, an event where Canada has not sent an athlete to the Olympics since 2012 – a drought to be forgotten.

Tristan Jankovics (4:11.74) won the event, and reached the Olympic standard of 4:12.50, becoming the first Canadian to qualify for the Olympics in this event since London 2012.

I put a lot of effort into my preparation, I’m really grateful to have the opportunity to go to Paris, said Jankovics after his race, his voice choked with emotion. The swimmer from Guelph, Ontario is 22 years old.

Two swimmers also confirmed their place in France in the 100m backstroke: Blake Tierney (53.48 s) and Javier Acevedo (53.55 s).

In para-swimming, Tess Routliffe set a new Canadian record in the 100m breaststroke in the SB7 category, swimming the distance in 1:30.47. The Canadian Paralympic team will be announced Sunday, at the conclusion of the competition week



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