March 21, 2023 11:17 pm

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 simply because she is nevertheless recovering and rehabilitating from her summer time 2022 knee surgery.

Oleksiak mentioned “I’m functioning tough to prioritize my recovery ideal now. Sadly, I’m not fairly prepared to race my ideal at trials.”

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

Oleksiak has raced at practically each and every important international meet for Canada due to the fact the 2016 Olympics when she won a gold medal in the one hundred freestyle. Most not too long ago, Oleksiak swam at the 2022 Planet Championships in Budapest exactly where she placed 4th in the one 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, possessing won 4 in Rio 5 years earlier.

Earlier this year, Oleksiak entered in the Fort Lauderdale Pro Swim Series and the Knoxville Pro Swim Series, but at each meets she scratched aall of her races, probably for the exact same cause for her absence at Trials.

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