Canada's Aurelie Rivard wins gold at world para swimming championships – Delta Optimist

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MADEIRA, Portugal — Canada’s Aurelie Rivard gained her second title of the world para swimming championships on Friday, ending first within the girls’s 100-metre freestyle S10 race on the Penteada Olympic Swimming Complex.

MADEIRA, Portugal — Canada’s Aurelie Rivard gained her second title of the world para swimming championships on Friday, ending first within the girls’s 100-metre freestyle S10 race on the Penteada Olympic Swimming Complex.

Rivard, from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., took high spot in 59.43 seconds. Hungary’s Bianka Pap was second in 1:01.19 and Lisa Kruger of the Netherlands was third in 1:01.25. 

“I’m a bit of shocked with my time attributable to my final 72 hours,” said Rivard, who didn’t finish the 400 free final on Tuesday due to a medical concern. “Over the previous three days, I’ve been actually making an attempt to take the stress off the outcomes, simply making an attempt to have as a lot enjoyable within the course of as potential.”

The Canadian gained gold within the 50 free on the opening night time of competitors. Rivard, 26, owns 16 world championship medals (6-6-4) over her profession. 

In the ladies’s 200 free S5, Jessica Tinney of Toronto completed fifth. Camille Berube of Gatineau, Que., was fifth within the girls’s 100 breast SB6 and Danielle Kisser of Delta, B.C., was seventh. 

The Canadian crew of Tyson MacDonald of Tillsonburg, Ont., Nicholas Bennett of Parksville, B.C, Angela Marina of Cambridge, Ont., and Justine Morrier of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., completed  fifth within the combined 4×100 medley relay S14.

In the boys’s 200 particular person medley SM8, Felix Cowan of Brossard, Que., was sixth and Zach Zona of Simcoe, Ont., was seventh. Philippe Vachon of Blainville, Que., was disqualified.

In the boys’s 100 backstroke S11, Matthew Cabraja of Brampton, Ont., was sixth. Myriam Soliman of Saint-Hubert, Que., completed seventh within the girls’s 50 freestyle S7 and Alec Elliot of Kitchener, Ont., was sixth within the males’s 100 free S10.

Competition continues Saturday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed June 17, 2022. 

The Canadian Press


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