Canada looks to add to 16-medal total on final day
Swimming Canada – Correction – Taylor Ruck has tied the record for most medals by a Canadian woman at Commonwealth Games with seven.
Ralph Hutton has the most medals by a Canadian – eight in 1966, which is equal to the most by any Commonwealth athlete (Emily Seebohm, 2010; Susie O’Neill, 1998)
Three Canadians have won seven medals: Elaine Tanner (1966), Bill Sawchuk (1978) and Ruck.
Ruck is expected to swim the medley relay, giving her a chance to be the sole Canadian woman to win eight medals.
Apologies for the incorrect wording of our previous release.
GOLD COAST, Australia – Taylor Ruck has a chance to add to her historic Commonwealth Games as Canada enters the final night of swimming with 16 medals.
The men’s 4×100-m medley relay (Markus Thormeyer, Eli Wall, Josiah Binnema and Ruslan Gaziev) advanced to finals through Tuesday heats, as did Para-swimmers Morgan Bird and Abi Tripp in the women’s 50-m freestyle S8. They will join Yuri Kisil (men’s 50-m freestyle), Kylie Masse and Jade Hannah (women’s 50-m backstroke) and the women’s medley relay in the final session.
The women’s relay will likely include Ruck, who matched an all-time Canadian best for a single Games with her seventh medal Monday. She has a chance to match the best ever total in the Commonwealth, which has been done by Australians Susie O’Neill (1998) and Emily Seebohm (2010). Kisil, who finished seventh in the 100-m freestyle earlier in the Games, will likely anchor the men’s relay.
Mary-Sophie Harvey (Trois-Rivieres, Que.) started the morning for Canada by finishing ninth in the women’s 400-m freestyle (4:14.26). Mack Darragh of Oakville, Ont., was also ninth, with a time of 2:01.67 in the 200-m individual medley. Toronto’s Tristan Cote (University of Calgary) was 14th in 2:03.09.
Finals get underway at 7:30 p.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET) and will be streamed live on the DAZN platform, which also features on-demand content.
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