Gold For Canada

Picture Courtesy of Darren Stone, Victoria Times Colonist

Following Kirsten Sweetland, who took the silver in the women’s triathlon for Canada’s first medal of the Games, Ryan Cochrane became the second Victoria resident to medal, and this time it was gold for the 400m Freestyle.

Cochrane won with a time of three minutes 43.46 seconds — 0.63 seconds ahead of Australia’s David McKeon. England’s James Guy was third in 3:44.58.

Cochrane is the defending Commonwealth champ in the 1500m freestyle, which goes later in the Games. He is also a six-time world championship medallist and Olympics medallist at 1500m