Louis Daignault (ISN)
July 27, 2013, MONTREAL (ISN) – Tai Long Singh of Delta, B.C., earned his fifth and sixth gold medal in the boys’ 13 and under division on Saturday at the 2013 Canadian Age Group Swimming championships.
Singh, 13, posted wins in the 100-metre backstroke and 200-m freestyle on Saturday to add to his victories earlier this week in the 50-m freestyle, 200-m backstroke, 50-m backstroke and 100-m freestyle. All wins were in personal best times.
”I never expected this kind of success,” said Singh, who broke an 11-year-old national age group record last year. ”My most satisfying win was the 100 backstroke. I came close to the time I wanted and it didn’t hurt physically as bad as the others.”
More than 900 athletes from 159 clubs are competing in the 12 and under, 13 and under, 15 and under and 16-18 age groups for the girls and the 13 and under, 14 and under, 15 and under, 16 and under and 17-18 age group for the boys.
Danielle Hanus of Newmarket, Ont., is second in the individual medal count with five including her fourth gold in the 15 and under 100-backstroke. Madison Broad of Chatham, Ont., won the 12 and under girls’ 100-m backstroke for her fourth gold.
Etobicoke Swimming leads the men’s and overall team standings, Pointe-Claire Swim Club is second overall and first in the girls’ standings and Oakville Aquatic Club is third overall.
Competition in the pool ends Sunday with preliminaries at 9 a.m. and finals at 5:30 p.m. The open water races are set for Monday at the nearby Olympic rowing basin at 9 a.m.