Gabor takes ninth at World Championships

Once again, Whitehorse Glacier Bear Alexandra Gabor is rubbing shoulders with the world's greatest swimmers.

Once again, Whitehorse Glacier Bear Alexandra Gabor is rubbing shoulders with the world’s greatest swimmers.

Competing at the 2010 World Short Course Swimming Championships in Dubai, UAE, this week, the 17-year-old helped Canada finish ninth in the 4×200-metre freestyle event on Wednesday.

The Whitehorse native will be back in the pool for the 400-metre freestyle on Friday, the 4×100-metre freestyle relay on Saturday, and will wrap-up her stay with her strongest event, the 200-metre freestyle, on Sunday.

In Dubai, Gabor joins 16 of Canada’s top swimmers, including seven Beijing Olympians, at the event that hosts 777 swimmers from 148 countries.

Her second trip to a world championships, Gabor competed for Team Canada at the World Aquatic Championships in Rome during the summer of 2009, helping propel the Canadian team to an eighth-place finish in the women’s 4×200-metre relay. In the 200-metre freestyle in Rome, Gabor finished 20th in a field of 92.

See Wednesday’s Yukon News for full coverage.

Contact Tom Patrick at tomp@yukon-news.com

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