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Tierney swims to the podium in May

Sask Sport Athlete of the Month.
Blake Tierney of the Saskatoon Goldfins Swim Club won two gold medals at the 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Swim Trials in Toronto, earning a spot on Team Canada for the 2024 Olympic Games.

SASKATOON — While attending the 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Swim Trials in Toronto, Blake Tierney set a new Canadian record in the 200-metre backstroke event and was named to Team Canada for the 2024 Olympic Games, earning the nod as Sask Sports May Athlete of the Month.

Tierney swam a Canadian record-breaking time of 1:56.74 in the 200-m backstroke event and set a provincial record in the senior men’s 100-m backstroke event with a time of 53.48 seconds. He earned gold in both events.

While at the trials, Tierney also swam in three other events, including the 200-m individual medley to finish fifth.

Tierney was nominated by Swim Saskatchewan.

Other Nominees:

  • Jordan Carroll, gymnastics, nominated by Taiso Gymnastics Club and supported by Gymnastics Saskatchewan
  • Maitlan Knoke, athletics, nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics
  • Etta Love, weightlifting, nominated by Sask Weightlifting
  • Ryan Rousell, fencing, nominated by Saskatchewan Fencing Association