Aurélie Rivard adds a medal to her collection
The athlete from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu finished 3rd in his category (S10) in the 100m backstroke with a time of 1 min 10 s 24/100.
The race went exactly as I expected. I gave it my all in the pool, even though the 100m backstroke is not my favorite event. I’m happy to end the week with another podium. I was better in the 50m return as is often the casementioned Rivard.
Hungarian Bianca Pap, followed by French Anaelle Roulet (1:09.83), was the first to hit the wall (1:08.84),
Rivard had also shone earlier this week in the freestyle events, winning in two distances, the 50 and 100 m.
Rivard, 26, will be one of the stars of the maple leaf at the Commonwealth Games, which take place from July 28 to August 8 in England.
Nikita Ens of Saskatchewan became the runner-up world champion (S3 category) with a strong performance in the 200m freestyle. She stopped the clock at 4:51.75.
Katarina Roxon (100m breaststroke category SB8) and Alexander Elliot (100m backstroke category S10) further bolstered Canada‘s vault of laurels by also winning a bronze medal during this day of competition.
I’m completely exhausted, Elliott said. I had moved away from the 100m backstroke in the past few years, but I’m glad I got in there today and had some success. I am proud of my accomplishments over the past week.