(Sportcom) – Caderyn Savard finished eighth in the 100m butterfly final on Sunday, the final day of the World Short Course Championships in Melbourne, Australia. Quebecer took this opportunity to live in the moment, and he’s happy with the result.
The 29-year-old covered the distance in 56.87 seconds, 2.82 seconds ahead of winner Margaret MacNeill of Ontario who set the world record.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve been to an individual final at a world championship, so it was great to be there. I didn’t know how many finals (at the end of my career) I had left, so I wanted to enjoy the moment as much as possible. I am proud to be in this position even after so many years,” said Savard.
American Tory Huske (+0.70 seconds) and Sweden’s Louis Hansen (+0.82 seconds) were on the Mac Neill podium. The Ontarian was also named the best female athlete of the championships.
During Friday’s contested qualifiers, Savard finished second behind Mac Neal in his heat. On Saturday, in the semi-finals, he finished eighth to earn a ticket to the final.
In the 4 x 100m medley relay, Canadians placed third on the podium (+1.87 seconds). Only the Americans and Australians (+0.57 seconds) beat the quartet of Ingrid Wilm, Sydney Pickrem, Margaret MacNeil and Taylor Rugg.
Thanks to her participation in the relay in the qualifying round, Katerin Savard won her third medal after bronze in the 4 x 100m freestyle and silver in the 4 x 200m freestyle at the World Championships in Melbourne.
With three medals and a personal best, Savard said he was very satisfied with his time in Australia, having made the trip early to take part in several preparatory exercises.
“It was really good at the World Championships! There are some things to improve, obviously, but I’m happy. I spent a month training here to learn new things that I can transfer to long-term competitions,” he concluded.
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