2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
- Thursday, April 5th – Tuesday, April 10th (swimming)
- Optus Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast, Australia
- Prelims at 10:30am local (8:30pm previous night EDT)
- Finals at 7:30pm local (5:30am EDT)
- Official Commonwealth Games website
- Meet Schedule + Results
- Live Stream (Canada)
- Live Stream (US)
- Live Stream (Australia)
Canadian Taylor Ruck continued her string of standout performances at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday, lowering the Canadian Record in the 50 free final en route to a silver medal.
Ruck clocked 24.26, lowering Chantal van Landeghem‘s national mark of 24.39 set at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, and tying Australian Bronte Campbell for the silver medal. This result is even more impressive considering she originally wasn’t entered in the event, but was added as Canada decided to scratch Penny Oleksiak in favor of Ruck. Bronte’s sister Cate Campbell won the gold in 23.78, lowering the Commonwealth, Oceanic and Australian Records in the process.
Prior to these Games, Ruck’s best time on record in the event was a 25.03 from January of this year at the Austin Pro Swim.
It wasn’t too long after that Ruck was back in the water for the women’s 100 back final, where she faced off against the world’s best in teammate Kylie Masse and Australian Emily Seebohm. Ruck had a phenomenal performance, registering a new best time of 58.97 to win the bronze medal.
Already four medals deep at these Games, Ruck will look for another tonight as she anchors Canada in the 4×200 free relay. She already won gold in the 200 free and silver in the 4×100 free relay on night 1. She’ll also swim the 100 free, 200 back and 400 medley relay later in the meet.