MONTREAL – Olympic team member Katerine Savard of Quebec City broke the Canadian record in the women’s 50-metre butterfly on Saturday at the Canada Cup Montreal.
Savard, tuning up for the FINA World Championships July 19-Aug. 4 in Barcelona, clocked 26.20 seconds to eclipse the previous mark of 26.35 set by Noemie Thomas of Vancouver at the world championships trials this past spring in Victoria.
It was also a solid day for other national team members. Martha McCabe of Toronto, a bronze medallist in the 200-m breaststroke at the 2011 worlds, won the women’s 100-m breaststroke, Richard Funk of Edmonton took the men’s 100-m breast while Samantha Cheverton of Pointe-Claire, Que., and Blake Worsley of Vancouver were the 200-m freestyle winners.
In Para-swimming, two of Canada’s top stars for the IPC World Championships Aug. 12-18 in Montreal were victorious. World record holders and Paralympic Games champions Benoit Huot and Valerie Grand’Maison of Montreal won their respective 200-m individual medley races.
Competition continues Sunday at Parc Jean-Drapeau.