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Swimmer Taylor Ruck anchors Canada to world bronze in women’s 100-metre relay | CBC Sports

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Canada has its first swimming medal of the World Aquatics Championships in Doha, Qatar, courtesy the women’s 4×100-metre relay team.

Taylor Ruck led the squad to bronze, covering the final 100 metres in 53.26 seconds. Rebecca Smith, Sarah Fournier, Katerine Savard and Ruck combined to finish in three minutes 37.95 seconds.

The Netherlands captured gold in 3:36.61 ahead of Australia (3:37.95).

WATCH | Canada collects world relay bronze in women’s 4x100m event:

Bronze medal for Canada at World Aquatics Championships in Doha

Rebecca Smith, Sarah Fournier, Katerine Savard and Taylor Ruck of Canada captured the bronze medal in the 4×100 metre freestyle relay Sunday at the world championships in Doha.

In the men’s 50 butterfly, Finlay Knox placed ninth and set a Canadian record 

Javier Acevedo, Sophie Angus, Emma O’Croinin, Sydney Pickrem, Ingrid Wilm,  Ruck, Savard and Smith are among the veterans on the roster.

Other veterans include Olympians Tessa Cieplucha and Finlay Knox, who won 200 gold in individual medley at the Pan Am Games last October.

Seven Canadians are making their long-course world championship debut in Doha, including Sienna Angove, Stephen Calkins, Ella Cosgrove, Sarah Fournier, Ashley McMillan, Antoine Sauve and Blake Tierney.

Relay times from Doha will be ranked against those from last year’s worlds to determine the 16 countries qualified for each relay in Paris.

WATCH | CBC Sports’ Devin Heroux, Brittany MacLean preview World Aquatics:

Pickrem, Ruck, Wilm headline Canadian swim team at World Aquatics Championships

Olympic medallist Sydney Pickrem – along with Taylor Ruck and rising star Ingrid Wilm – headline a Canadian team looking to make a splash when World Aquatics swimming runs Feb. 11-18.

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