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Katarina Roxon makes big splash at nationals with four medals

Gold at worlds in Mexico next goal for Roxon  


Published on August 7, 2017

Katarina Roxon of Kippens competing in the 100-m breaststroke from a para-swimming event earlier this year.

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Katarina Roxon continues to make waves toward being one of the best para swimmers in the world.

The Kippens native captured two gold, one silver and a bronze at the 2017 Canadian Swimming Championships in Montreal over the weekend.

The highlight of the medal haul came on Saturday when the 24-year-old broke the Americas Record in the 50-m breaststroke to win gold.

She claimed a silver medal in the women’s 50-m freestyle event on the opening day of the championships and pushed her medal count to four with a gold medal in the 200-m Individual Medley and a bronze in the 100-m butterfly in her races Sunday.

Roxon won her first Paralympic Games gold medal in Rio last year in the 100-metre breastroke, and in June came home with three gold, three silver and two bronze medals from the World Para Swimming World Series in Indianapolis, Indianna.

After returning home from Montreal, Roxon is expected to gather her thoughts and get some rest before heading on a long altitude-training venture with her teammates to Alberta, Arizona and Mexico.

She will leave this training session and head straight to Mexico for the world championships where she hopes to claim gold.