Savard reaches two finals at World Cup


BEIJING – Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., placed fifth in the 200-m butterfly and sixth in the 50-m butterfly on Thursday to conclude the eighth and final stop on the 2013 FINA World Cup short course swimming circuit.

In the women’s 200-m butterfly, Mireia Belmonte of Spain took the gold in 2:04.20 with Katinka Hosszu of Hungary second in 2:05.35 and Franziska Hentke of Germany third in 2:06.34.

Savard clocked fifth in 2:09.13.

In the women’s 50-m butterfly, Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden was the winner in 25.24, Ying Lu of China second in 25.42 and Inge Dekker of the Netherlands third in 25.68.  Savard was sixth in 26.50.

World championship medallist Hilary Caldwell of White Rock, B.C., took eighth spot in the women’s 100-m backstroke., 59.72.  Emily Seebohm of Australia won the race in 57.22.

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Scott Harrigan
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