Madelyn Moore, the Bermuda swimmer, is knocking on the door to Olympic qualification.
The 15-year-old sprint swimmer came to within less than ½sec of qualifying for this summer’s Olympics in Rio after recording a 26:65 in the 50 metres freestyle, her speciality event, at the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Championships (CCCAN) in Barbados last summer en route to winning the gold medal.
Moore, who attends Warwick Academy, has two meets remaining to qualify for the Olympics and feels good about her chances of reaching the 50 free qualifying standard of 26:17
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Roy-Allan Burch remains upbeat about his chances of competing at this summer’s Olympics in Rio.
The SwimMac Carolina swimmer has made a miraculous recovery from a potential career-ending injury and will resume his quest to qualify for a third straight Olympics at next month’s Canadian Trials in Toronto.
It will be the first time that Burch has swam competitively since rupturing both his patella tendons after falling during a training session nearly a year ago.
The Olympic qualifying mark for the 50-metres freestyle event is 23.05 sec, which Burch feels is still within his reach.
Shelley Pearson was crowned the FISA Americas Olympic Continental Qualification Regatta Women’s One Division Champion after winning the Women’s Final in Curauma, Chile.
Pearson finished first in the Final of the Women’s Single clocking a time of 7:42.0, which was two seconds faster then the second place finisher Fabiana Beltrameabiana from Brazil.
Pearson’s will now await a call from the Bermuda Olympic Association to confirm her spot at the 2016 Olympics.
FISA Americas Olympic Continental Qualification Regatta Women's Singles Final
07:42.0 Michelle Pearson - BERMUDA
07:44.6 Fabiana Beltrameabiana - BRA
07:46.5 Kenia Lechuga Alenis - MEX
07:51.8 Antonia Abraham Schuessler - CHI
07:52.7 Felice Chow - TRI
07:54.5 Yariulvis Cobas Garcia - CUB