Canadians qualify for open water worlds
Canada's team spots for the 10-kilometre races at the upcoming world open water swimming championships are set.
Richard Weinberger of Victoria, Simon Tobin of Ste-Foy, Que., Zsofia Balazs of Toronto and Nadine Williams of Edmonton qualified at team trials Friday in Long Beach, Calif., for the open water swimming race.
In the men's 10-km race, world championship bronze medallist Fran Crippen led American swimmers to a medal sweep clocking one hour 57 minutes 14.728 seconds. Charles Peterson was second in 1:57:15.457 and Andrew Gemmell third in 1:57:15.840.
The race was also a world team trial for the Americans as well as their national championships.
Weinberger took fifth spot in 1:57:19.467 and Tobin was ninth in 1:58:25.729.
The top two Canadians in both the men's and women's races earned a berth on the Canadian team for the world open water swimming championships set for Roberval, Que., July 17-23.