Glover just misses podium at Youth Olympics

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NANJING, China – MacKenzie Glover of Winnipeg posted Canada’s best swimming result so far at the Youth Olympic Games on Tuesday with a fourth place finish in the women’s 200-m backstroke.

Ambra Esposito of Italy and Hannah Moore of the U.S. tied for first place clocking two minutes and 10.42 seconds. Africa Zamorano Sanz of Spain was third at 2:11.94 and Glover took fourth at 2:13.09.

Danielle Hanus of Newmarket, Ont., was seventh in 2:15.02.

‘’My first 50 metres was pretty slow,’’ said Glover, 16. ‘’I was happy with how I came back in the second half of the race. We’ve definitely had a busy schedule over the past few weeks but it is a lot of fun and we are having a great week here.’’

Hanus has now raced three finals so far this week.

‘’The 200-m backstroke is my best event so I had high hopes,’’ said Hanus, 16. ‘’I was very pleased with my swim today. It was strong and controlled.’’

Javier Acevedo of Ajax, Ont., won his opening heat in the men’s 50-m freestyle preliminaries and was eighth in his semifinal heat and did not advance to Wednesday’s final. Kelsey Wog of Winnipeg and Danika Huizinga of Ajax, Ont., were also stopped in the semis in the 100-m breaststroke and 50-m butterfly.

Swimming competition at the Games continues until Friday. Canada is fielding a seven-member youth team for the event. The other team members are Colin Gilbert of Kamloops, B.C., and Matthew Mac of Oakville, Ont.

Full results at: http://www.nanjing2014.org/en/en_sports/GamestimeResults.htm

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