Ruck ties Canadian record for most medals by a woman at a single Commonwealth Games


Taylor Ruck (Kevin van Paassen, Canadian Olympic Committee) (with permission)

Taylor Ruck of Kelowna, British Columbia tied a Canadian record on Monday for most medals at a single Commonwealth Games by a woman with seven. Ruck won the bronze medal in the women’s 100m freestyle swimming competition in Gold Coast, Australia, and is now tied with Elaine Tanner of Vancouver, British Columbia. Like Ruck, Tanner was a swimmer. Tanner set the Canadian record at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica. Ralph Hutton of Ocean Falls, British Columbia won eight medals for Canada in swimming at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Kingston, Jamaica.

Ruck has won one gold medal, four silver medals and one bronze medal. Her gold medal came in the women’s 200m freestyle. Her silver medals came in the women’s 50m freestyle, 200m backstroke, 4x100m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle. Ruck’s other bronze medal came in the women’s 100m backstroke. Ruck can break the record in the women’s 4x100m medley relay final.

Five other Canadians earned Commonwealth Games medals on Monday. In gymnastics, Cory Patterson of Mississauga, Ontario won silver in the men’s horizontal bar and Shallon Olsen won bronze in the women’s floor exercise. In athletics, Pierce LePage of Whitby, Ontario won silver in men’s decathlon and Tim Nedow of Brockville, Ontario won bronze in the men’s shot put. In swimming, Kierra Smith of Vancouver, British Columbia won silver in the women’s breaststroke.

Team Canada now has 37 medals (seven gold medals, 17 silver medals and 13 bronze medals). Australia leads with 106 medals and England is in second with 63 medals.

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