Penny Oleksiak misses swimming competition in Canada


Embellished swimmer Penny Oleksiak will miss the upcoming Canadian swimming trials as she continues to recover from knee surgery.

Swimming Canada said in a statement that Oleksiak has made progress in his rehabilitation program after undergoing surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee last fall.

However, the organization says she is also undergoing treatment for complications in her left knee and shoulder.

Oleksiak, 22, from Toronto, is Canada’s most honored Olympic athlete with a total of seven medals (one gold, two silver, four bronze) from the Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo Olympics.

She has also won nine world championship medals (two silver, seven bronze) and four short distance world championship medals (two gold, one silver, one bronze) during her career.

The Canadian trials, which begin March 28 at Toronto’s Pan Am Sports Center, will be the national team selection meeting for the 2023 world championships, world swimming championships world in 2023 and other international events.

“I’m working hard to prioritize my recovery right now. Unfortunately, I’m not ready to run at full strength in the tests,” Oleksiak said in the press release.

“I’m looking forward to other opportunities to compete this season and look forward to achieving my best (at the 2024 Paris Olympics).”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on March 17, 2023.


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