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World champion Benoit Huot wins at Can Am Para swimming championships

03/21/2015 11:30 EDT | Updated 05/21/2015 05:59 EDT
TORONTO - Defending world champion Benoit Huot won the S10 200-metre individual medley on Saturday night at the Can Am Para-swimming championships.

Although he was able to finish his race in two minutes 13.99 seconds, Huot still feels as though his stroke can improve.

"The way I felt today I wasn't expecting a best time but I thought I was going to be much faster," said Huot, a nine-time gold medallist at four Paralympics.

"I'm going to learn from it. We are going to take it and put it in the bag, fix it and make sure we swim faster this summer."

Katarina Roxon of Kippens, N.L., continued to have a strong meet. She won the S9 200 IM in 2:44.37 and the S8 100 breaststroke in 1:24.12. She was fourth in the S9 50 in 31.13 seconds.

Montreal's Aurelie Rivard won the S10 women's 22 IM in 2:37.60 and S10 50 freestyle in 28.36 seconds. Saskatoon's Samantha Ryan placed second with a time of 2:52.81.

Adam Purdy of London, Ont., finished first in the S6 50 butterfly in 38.85 seconds. Nathan Stein of Maple Ridge, B.C., won his signature race, the S10 50 freestyle in 24.39 seconds.

Zack McAllister of Lethbridge, Alta., won the S8 50 freestyle in 28.36 seconds.

Tessa Routliffe of Caledon, Ont., was second in the S7 200 IM in 3:12.93, the S7 100 breaststroke in 1:45.05 and the S7 50 in 36.35.

Alec Elliot of Kitchener, Ont., also had a pair of second place finishes. He clocked 2:21.06 in the S10 200 IM and 1:16.22 in the S9 100 breaststroke.

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