Savard and Harvey progress, join Masse and Smith tonight
Swimming Canada – BUDAPEST, Hungary – Katerine Savard and Mary-Sophie Harvey will be joining Kylie Masse and Kierra Smith in tonight’s session at the FINA World Championships in Budapest.
Savard and Harvey will race in the 200-metre freestyle semifinals after qualifying in 14th and 15th place. Savard, of Pont-Rouge, Que., swam the race in 1 minute 58.16 seconds, while Harvey was just behind in 1:58.38.
“I wanted to go as fast as I could in the first 100 and see what happens after. I’m just going to try to go faster on the second part tonight,” said Savard. “I was feeling good until the last 50, the last 50 was a little hard. Tonight I’d like to do a best time.”
Masse will be looking for the podium tonight after advancing into the 100-m backstroke finals in first. In Monday’s semifinals, the Windsor, Ont., native lowered her Canadian record to 58.18, just shy of the 58.12 world record.
Smith will be competing in the 100-m breaststroke final. The Kelowna, B.C., native qualified tied for sixth after a 1:06.62 semifinal on Monday.
Richard Funk also raced this morning. The High Performance – Ontario swimmer set a personal best time in the 50-m breaststroke with a 27.59.
“I’m happy with my swim, that’s about as much as I can ask for, I went a best time. It’s tough to compete in a race like that because most people have quite a bit of size on me,” he said. “To come in and do a best time in the morning was all I could hope for.”
The FINA World Championships run through Sunday. Finals begin at 11:30 am ET each day and will be streamed live by CBC in English at http://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/summer/aquatics and in French on Radio-Canada Sports Facebook Live.
Full results are available at http://www.omegatiming.com/Competition?id=000111010AFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF&day=3