Seventh not lucky for Canadian Lacroix

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:17 PM ET

Audrey Lacroix of Montreal finished a disappointing seventh Wednesday in the women's 200-metre butterfly final at the world short course swimming championship in Dubai.

Lacroix, who produced Canada's best result on the opening day of the event, had a time of two minutes 6.52 seconds, finishing almost three seconds behind the winner, Mireia Belmonte Garcia of Spain (2:03.59). Jemma Lowe of Britain was second and Petra Granlund of Sweden third.

"I don't think it was good," said Lacroix, the Commonwealth Games silver medallist in October. "I knew the other girls were going to go out very fast and I was quickly left behind."

Not advancing in semifinals were: Jake Tapp of Langley, B.C., 11th in the men's 100 backstroke; Paul Kornfeld of Calgary, 12th in the 100 breaststroke; and Amanda Reason of Windsor, Ont., 13th in the women's 50 breaststroke.

"I knew I had to be a half second faster in the semis to advance to the final so I'm not satisfied," said Tapp, a 2008 Olympian.

Kornfeld was only 0.2 seconds from winning his heat.

"I was able to stay very close down the stretch." Kornfeld said. "I'm confident that every time I swim now, I'm going to get faster."

Competition continues through Sunday.


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