Canada’s Santo Condorelli wins 100 metre freestyle at U.S. Nationals

By on December 6, 2015


U.S. Nationals champion, Santo Condorelli (Photo from Swimming Canada website)
U.S. Nationals champion, Santo Condorelli
(Photo from Swimming Canada website)

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. –Canada’s Santo Condorelli beat 2012 Olympic champion Nathan Adrian in the men’s 100-metre freestyle on Saturday at the U.S. Nationals swimming competition.

Condorelli, of Kenora, Ont., clocked 48.05 seconds for the victory, the second fastest time of his career. It was his second medal this week after placing third in the 50 freestyle on Thursday.

Vladimir Morozov of Russia was second in 48.51 while Adrian of the U.S.—the 100 free champion at the London Games—took third spot in 48.60.

The most exciting race of the night may have been the women’s 200 breaststroke in which Kierra Smith of Kelowna, B.C. took second spot. American Lilly King won in two minutes 24.47 seconds.

Smith, the leader heading into the final length, followed in 2:24.60 and Molly Hannis of U.S. came third in 2:25.81.

Hilary Caldwell of Swimming Canada’s High Performance Centre-Victoria added a bronze in the women’s 200 backstroke with a time of 2:10.05—finishing behind two Americans.

World record holder Missy Franklin won in 2:07.87 and Maya Dirado was second in 2:08.28.