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Canadian women end short-course championships with 3 more medals

Canada won gold in the women’s 4×50-metre freestyle relay, then took silver in the 4×100 medley relay on Sunday night at the FINA short-course world swimming championships, giving breakout Olympic star Penny Oleksiak her third and fourth medals of the meet.

The 4×50 team of Toronto’s Oleksiak and Michelle Williams, Taylor Ruck of Kelowna, B.C., and Sandrine Mainville of Boucherville, Que., finished first in one minute 35 seconds.

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The Netherlands earned silver in 1:35.37 while Italy took bronze in 1:35.61.

The gold was Canada’s second at the meet after the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay took top spot on the podium Saturday night. Oleksiak and Ruck were part of that relay.

In the 4×100 medley relay, Canada’s team of Oleksiak, Kylie Masse of Windsor, Ont., Rachel Nicol of Lethbridge, Alta., and Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., were second in 3:48.87.

The United States won gold in 3:47.89 and Australia took bronze in 3:49.66.

Oleksiak, the 16-year-old who won four medals in her Olympic debut in Rio this summer, also won bronze earlier this week in the 100 freestyle.

Also Sunday, Regina’s Kelsey Wog won silver in the women’s 200 breaststroke and Savard finished fourth in the 100 butterfly.

Source : Internet

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