EDMONTON, Alberta – Ruslan Gaziev, a member of the incoming Ohio State swimming & diving class, has earned a spot on the Canadian team at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships from an impressive effort in the 100 LCM freestyle at the Canadian Swimming Trials held at the Kinsmen Sports Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
Gaziev opened the 100 free prelim with a time of 49.89 to qualify for the A final, and followed up with a time of 49.56 in the final, dropping a third of a second off of his lifetime best and claiming third place.
Yuri Kisil wins and qualifies for Pan Pacs in the 100m freestlyle in a time of 49.14 🥇 Silver goes to Markus Thormeyer in 49.16 🥈 and bronze to Ruslan Gaziev in 49.56 🥉 They will be joined by Owen Daly to swim the 4x100m free relay at Pan Pacific Championships #Trials2018
— Swimming Canada (@SwimmingCanada) July 20, 2018
The Pan Pacific Swimming Championships is a quadrennial event, held in the even year between Summer Olympics. The meet runs from August 9-14 at the Tokyo Tatsumi International Swimming Center in Tokyo, Japan.
Gaziev returns to action tomorrow 100 fly with the prelim at 12 p.m. ET and final to follow at 8 p.m. ET.