Maggie MacNeil won gold in a new Canadian Record of 55.04, while Claire Curzan got under the World Junior Record to win bronze in 55.39 in the 100 fly.
After 5 days of competition at the 2021 Short Course World Championships, the United States leads the medal table for swimming with a total of 23 medals.
Canadian Olympian Taylor Ruck reveals the issues she’s had with an eating disorder in recent years in an interview with Canadian paper The Globe and Mail.
Canadian Olympic champion Maggie MacNeil just collected a World Record tonight in Abu Dhabi en route to topping the women’s 50m back podium.
Rebecca Smith anchored in a blistering 1:51.68 as the Canadian women finished just 11 one-hundredths off of the world record in the 4×200 free relay.
With 3 gold and 1 silver medal so far, Russian Kliment Kolesnikov has the most money earned so far at the World Championships excluding World Record bonuses.
Hansson is now tied for #7 all-time in the women’s SCM 50 back, while Masse and MacNeil are tied for #9.
Both men swam a 22.52 during prelims to reset their respective national records and qualify in 4th place for the semi-finals.
Nic Fink (above) won the 200 breast, while Rhyan White won the women’s 200 back, which moved the US to the top of the World Championships medals table.
11 Canadian Records have gone down this week in Abu Dhabi.
Check out all of the finals race videos from day 2 of the 2021 Short Course World Championships including Team Sweden setting a new world record.
Canada has won three golds and two silver medals thus far at the meet, while the USA has picked up 2 golds, 3 silvers, and 5 bronze medals.
The Canadian contingent has collectively broken 4 relay records and 5 individual records over the first 4 sessions of Short Course Worlds
Louise Hansson (55.20) and Kylie Masse (55.22) vaulted into fifth and sixth on the all-time performers’ list in the women’s 100 backstroke final.
The 15-year-old produced a time of 8:13.37 in the women’s 800 freestyle to smash the previous Canadian Record of 8:19.99 set by Savannah King in 2009.