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Oleksiak Will Not Race At 2023 Canadian Planet Championships Trials


Mar 18, 2023

According to a CBC report, Olympic champion Penny Oleksiak will not compete at the 2023 Canadian Planet Championships Trials. Oleksiak will not be racing at the meet just mainly because she is nonetheless recovering and rehabilitating from her summer time time 2022 knee surgery.

Oleksiak talked about “I’m functioning challenging to prioritize my recovery proper now. Sadly, I’m not rather ready to race my extremely most effective at trials.”

The meet will run from March 28 – April two, 2023, and will be created use of to choose the teams for the 2023 Planet Championships and the 2023 Planet Para Swimming Championships. It is not clear but regardless of irrespective of whether Oleksiak will have the opportunity to qualify for the meet at a later date if she is back in the competitors pool ahead of Planet Championships in July.

Oleksiak has raced at just about each single essential international meet for Canada contemplating that the 2016 Olympics when she won a gold medal in the one particular hundred freestyle. Most not as well lengthy ago, Oleksiak swam at the 2022 Planet Championships in Budapest precisely exactly where she placed 4th in the one particular hundred freestyle (52.98). She also won a silver medal in the 4×100 freestyle and bronze in the 4×200 freestyle and 4×100 medley relays.

At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Oleksiak became Canada’s most decorated Olympian in history. There, she won 200 freestyle bronze, 4×100 freestyle silver, and 4×100 medley bronze. That brought her two a total of 7 Olympic medals, having won four in Rio five years earlier.

Earlier this year, Oleksiak entered in the Fort Lauderdale Pro Swim Series and the Knoxville Pro Swim Series, but at each and every meets she scratched aall of her races, possibly for the precise identical explanation for her absence at Trials.

In Oleksiak’s absence, there will nonetheless be very a handful of Canadian stars to sustain an eye on at Trials later this month. Planet Championships medalists such as Kylie Masse, Taylor Ruck, Summer time time McIntosh, Josh Liendo, Javier Acevedo, and very a handful of significantly a lot more will all be in pursuit of spots on the group this summer time time.