Savard fourth at swimming World Cup

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SINGAPORE – World University Games champion Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., placed fourth in the women’s 100-metre butterfly on Tuesday at a FINA World Cup swimming competition.

Katinka Hosszu of Hungary won the gold medal in 56.58 seconds, Alicia Coutts of Australia was second in 56.67 and Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden third in 57.52.  Savard, second at the halfway mark, followed in 57.82.

Canada had two finallists in the women’s 200-m backstroke. World championship bronze medallist Hilary Caldwell of White Rock, B.C., was sixth and world junior championship medallist Sydney Pickrem, a Canadian now living in Oldsmar, Fla., was seventh.

Pickrem won a bronze medal this past August at the world junior championships. She is one of three Canadian national junior team members on the trip with Antoine Bujold of Trois-Rivieres, Que., and Paige Kremer of St. Albert, Alta.

The competition ends Wednesday in Singapore.

The competitions will be streamed live and free of charge on FINAtv at http://finatv.fina.org/

The detailed competition schedules can be found on the FINA Swimming World Cup section at www.fina.org.

Full results at: http://www.omegatiming.com/Competition?id=00010D020AFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF&sport=AQ&year=2013

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