Swimmer Ryan Cochrane fastest this year

Ryan Cochrane wins Silver in the 1500m during the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England...

Ryan Cochrane wins Silver in the 1500m during the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, England August 4, 2012. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 2:32 PM ET

Two-time Olympic medallist Ryan Cochrane swam the fastest 1,500-metre freestyle event in the world this year, booking his spot in the FINA World Championships this summer in Barcelona.

Cochrane finished in 14 minutes, 59.73 seconds to win the 1,500m at the Swimming Canada World Championships Trials in Victoria, B.C.

"I'm glad it looked smooth but it didn't feel that way," Cochrane said. "Overall, I've had a good weekend and to swim those three events (400m, 800m, 1,500m freestyle) is difficult. But if we want to be tough that's what we have to do."

Cochrane will be joined by 33 other Canadians for the world championships July 19-Aug. 4.


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