Canada wins bronze in women’s 4x200m freestyle relay at FINA Worlds
On Thursday at the FINA World Championships, the team of Kayla Sanchez, Taylor Ruck, Emily Overholt and Penny Oleksiak won the bronze medal in the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay.
They set a Canadian record time of 7:44.35. Finishing ahead of them were Australia and the United States.
The Australians won the race with a world record time of 7:41.50.
After finishing in the top 12 for the heats, Canada has earned a quota spot for Tokyo 2020.
Earlier in the day, Markus Thormeyer broke the Canadian record in the men’s 200m backstroke.
Thormeyer wasn’t supposed to compete, but when China’s Xu Jiayu dropped out, the Canadian got a last minute call that he would be swimming in the race.
Competition at the FINA World Championships continues through to July 28.
To catch all the action, you can find a downloadable schedule of CBC’s livestream here.