The Cali Condors are now in first place in the match positions going into day two.
The International Swimming League (ISL) playoffs began on Thursday when Marie-Sophie Harvey of Canada achieved two second-place finishes and a third-place finish. Harvey began swimming with Energy Standard in the women’s 200-meter backstroke event in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
The 22-year-old Harvey raced from behind in the pool to win in two minutes, 5.26 seconds, just beat out teammate Anastasiya Shkurdai, who finished third. Throughout the opening day of the first playoff match, which also involves Team Iron and DC Trident, the battle between the 2019 and 2020 ISL championship-winning teams continued.
The Cali Condors lead the rankings with 287 points heading into day two. Energy Standard is in second place with 270 points, followed by DC Trident (179) and Iron (164.)
Canadians in the pool
Harvey finished third in the women’s 200-meter individual composition with the timing of 2:07.87. Bailey Andison of Canada finished sixth for DC Trident in 2:08.75. Harvey also got a second-place victory in the 4×100-meter composition relay for Energy Standard. Her team crossed the finish line in 3:50.93.
Rachel Nicol, a fellow Canadian who swims with DC Trident, was also competing in this race. Despite completing 7th in 3:55.11, her team managed their points swept away by a jackpot to the winner. However, DC Trident’s luck ran out in the women’s 4×100-meter free relay, as Nicol’s team finished seventh in 3:40.28 and received the jackpot from Energy Standard.
In the related relay event, Canada’s Katerine Savard swam with the Cali Condors team and helped them earn a time of 3:33.93 to finish fifth and avoid this fate. Savard swam to fifth place in the women’s 400-meter freestyle in 4:06.86.
Source: CBC News