Canada’s Ruck swims to two more medals
Canadian swimmer Taylor Ruck wrapped up an impressive appearance on the European Mare Nostrum tour with two more medals Thursday. The 18-yearold earned her eighth win during the first two legs of the tour, taking the 200-metre backstroke in Barcelona in two minutes 7.96 seconds. She also earned silver in the 100-metre freestyle in 53.39. Ruck’s performance came on the heels of Canada’s sweep of the 200 free Wednesday. Ruck won in 1:56.06, followed by Rebecca Smith of Red Deer, Alta., in 1:57.72 and Kayla Sanchez of Toronto in 1:58.49. Ruck also won the 50 free Wednesday. Ruck had five golds at the first stop on the three-leg tour in France earlier this week on the back of her record eight-medal performance at April’s Commonwealth Games.