Morgan Knabe never met the late Victor Davis but he has idolized him
through videos as well as pictures on his wall. The trademark Davis
determination seems to have seeped into the mind of Knabe who says he won't
be satisfied with nothing less than a gold medal at the Olympics.
Knabe broke Davis' 16-year-old record, the second oldest in the books, at
the Olympic trials in the men's 100 breaststroke. At 19, he is quickly
filling the potential tag which has followed him for the last few years.
Last year he took the gold medal at the Pan Am Games and was a bronze
medallist at the world short course swimming championships.
While the six-time Canadian champion can unleash fantastic performances,
it's still hard to predict which Morgan Knabe will show up on race day. "I
want to keep setting records," he said. "The next few months I have to get
to the point where I can swim consistently at that level. My goal is to go
to the top." Knabe is qualified to race the both breaststroke events and
the 4X100 medley relay.
Men's 400-metre medley relay: Chris Renaud, Calgary; Morgan Knabe, Calgary; Michael Mintenko, Moose Jaw, Sask., and Craig Hutchison, Pointe-Claire, Que., were sixth in final.
Men's 400-metre individual medley: Chris Renaud, Calgary; Morgan Knabe, Calgary; Shamek Pietucha, Edmonton, and Yannick Lupien, Ste-Foy, Que., were third in heat, advanced to final.
Men's 200-metre breaststroke: Morgan Knabe, Calgary, finished fifth in semifinal, eliminated.
Morgan Knabe, Calgary, finished sixth in final.
Morgan Knabe, Calgary, was third in semifinal heat, advanced to final.
Morgan Knabe finishes sixth
Morgan Knabe swims breaststroke
Morgan Knabe is disappointed
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