Hedlin swims to bronze at Summer Universiade Games

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By Michel Belanger, CIS

July 15, 2013, KAZAN, Russia (Team Canada) (ISN) – Canada added three medals on Sunday at the 27th Summer Universiade, two in swimming and one in wrestling, to up its overall tally to 15 with three days of competition at the biennial event.

Swimmer Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., claimed Canada’s second gold medal of the FISU Games when she touched the wall in a Universiade record time of 57.63 seconds in the women’s 100-metre butterfly final, lowering the previous mark of 57.86 set by China’s Lu Ying in 2011. The Cegep Ste-Foy student also holds the Canadian record of 57.40, which she established earlier this year.

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Fun Guo of China was a distant second in 58.98, edging Nao Kobayashi of Japan (58.99) by one hundredth of a second.

Also at the pool, Eric Hedlin of the Victoria Vikes captured bronze in the men’s 800 freestyle with a time of 7:53.78. The University of Victoria student finished 3.82 seconds back of gold medallist Kohei Yamamoto of Japan. Sergii Frolov of Ukraine was second in 7:51.02.

In wrestling, Stacie Anaka of Coquitlam, B.C., defeated Natalya Palamarchuk of Azarbaijan 3-1 in the bronze medal match of the 67 kilograms category. Sara Dosho of Japan beat Nasanburmaa Ochirbat of Mongolia in the final.

After 10 days of competition, Canada has two gold medals, five silver and eight bronze, good for 15th in the overall medal standings.

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