Penny Oleksiak missing Canadian swimming trials

Toronto –

Embellished swimmer Penny Olexiak will miss the upcoming Canadian swimming trials as she continues to recover from knee surgery.

Swimming Canada said in a release that Oleksiak’s rehabilitation program had progressed after undergoing surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee last fall.

However, the organization says she is also dealing with complications in her left knee and shoulder.

The 22-year-old Orexiak from Toronto is Canada’s most medaled Olympian, winning a combined seven medals (1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze) at the Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo Games. .

She has also won 9 World Championship medals (2 silver, 7 bronze) and 4 Short Course World Championship medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze).

The Canadian Trials, which begin March 28 at the Pan Am Sports Center in Toronto, will serve as the qualifiers for the national teams for the 2023 World Championships, the 2023 World Para Swimming Championships and other international events.

“I am working hard right now to prioritize recovery. Unfortunately, I am not ready to give my best on trial,” Olexiak said in a release.

“I look forward to competing on other occasions this season and looking forward to giving my best[at the 2024 Paris Olympics].”

This report by the Canadian Press was first published on March 17, 2023.

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