Santo Condorelli got a taste of the podium in Rio, racing to a bronze medal at the Olympic swimming test event on Friday night.
The Canadian finished third in the men’s 100m freestyle, touching the wall in a time of 48.66 seconds. Brazilians Marcelo Chierighini (48.23s) and Nicolas Nilo Oliveira (48.54s) claimed the top podium spots, finishing second and third respectively.
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The Canadian has his eyes set on breaking 48 seconds in the 100m freestyle. Condorelli came close at the Canadian Olympic swimming trials, where he won in 48.09s to secure his spot at Rio 2016, and move into eighth on the 2016 FINA world rankings. Only three swimmers have dipped under 48 seconds this season, making it a time to chase for podium contention at Rio.
Condorelli was the only Canadian swimmer to get a preview of the Olympic Aquatics Centre at the test event. The world’s top swimmers will compete at Rio 2016, from August 8th to 13th.