|Isaac impressive in Worlds debut|
Isaac impressive in World’s debut
July 23, 2009 – Chloe Isaac may have finished out of medal contention, but the 18-year-old’s performance at the World Championships was still hugely successful.
Isaac, who competed in her first World Championships as a soloist, finished fourth in the Solo Free Final with a score of 95.000. Italy’s Beatrice Adelizzi won bronze with a final score of 95.500.
Canada has high hopes for Isaac (Brossard, QC) in the future, who at this time is still junior-age eligible. She will play an important role in Canada’s preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games.
“She has such a bright future ahead,” said coach Julie Sauve. “She swam like a queen. Her execution was impeccable.”
Isaac was equally pleased with her performance and enjoyed the opportunity to compete against the world’s best.
“I am thrilled to have competed in my first World Championships,” she said. “I have no regrets regarding my performance. I know I still have many more opportunities ahead of me as I was one of the younger competitors here.”
Russia’s Natalia Ishchenko who won gold is 23, while silver-medallist Gemma Mengual of Spain is 32. Adelizzi is 19.
Isaac’s day didn’t end there as she and partner Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon competed in the Duet Free preliminaries.
This is only the pair’s first season working together, but they were a perfect fit from the start and have shown tremendous promise for Canada. Their dragon-themed routine is intense and fits both swimmers styles extremely well.
The duet sits fourth heading into tomorrow’s final where they will swim 11th out of the 12.
“We’re very happy right now,” said Isaac. “We have a few small corrections to make, but I’m confident we can put together a flawless performance for the final.”
In addition Canada will compete in the Team Free preliminaries Friday where Canada hopes to win another medal. Canada will swim fourth out of the 18 countries competing in the event.
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