Sports Canada’s Seltenreich-Hodgson, Ruck win silver at Mare Nostrum meet

10:40  19 june  2017
10:40  19 june  2017 Source:   Sportsnet

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Rob Hill of North Vancouver, B.C., was fifth. Kelowna-born Taylor Ruck won bronze in the women' s 200 back. Ottawa' s Erika Seltenreich - Hodgson also narrowly missed the podium, finishing fourth in the 200 I.M. Mare Nostrum is a three-leg series of two-day meets .

Kelowna-born Taylor Ruck won bronze in the women' s 200 back. Montana Champagne of Ottawa, who along with Hill is competing as part of Ottawa' s Erika Seltenreich - Hodgson also narrowly missed the podium, finishing fourth in the 200 I.M. Mare Nostrum is a three-leg series of two-day meets .

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CANET-EN-ROUSSILLON, France — Canadians Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson and Taylor Ruck won silver medals on Sunday at a Mare Nostrum meet.

Seltenreich-Hodgson of Ottawa finished second in the women’s 200-metre individual medley in four minutes 39.64 seconds. Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu, a triple champion in Rio last summer, won the race in 4:37.73 and Turkey’s Viktoria Gunes was third in 4:40.33.

Ruck of Kelowna, B.C., won silver in the women’s 100 backstroke, finishing in 1:00.46. Reigning world champion Emily Seebhorn of Australia won in 59.57 seconds and Russia’s Daria Ustinova was third in 1:00.55.

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BARCELONA, Spain — Markus Thormeyer won silver in the men' s 200-metre backstroke Tuesday on a three-medal day for Canada at the Mare Nostrum Tour meet . Thormeyer, from Delta, B.C., finished second in two minutes 00.94 seconds. Mitch Larkin of Australia won gold in 1:57.48.

Penny Oleksiak grabbed one of Canada ' s three bronze medals on Saturday at the third and final stop on the Mare Nostrum swimming Penny Oleksiak leads trio of Canadian bronze medal results. Ruck , Seltenreich - Hodgson also reach Japan's Hiroko Makino took silver . Competition ends Sunday.

Four-time Olympic medallist Penny Oleksiak of Toronto finished fifth in the 100 freestyle. Edmonton’s Richard Funk was fifth in the 50 breatstroke and Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., also finished fifth in the 50 butterfly. Montreal’s Sandrine Mainville was eighth in the 100 free.

The Mare Nostrum is an annual series with three two-day stops. The event is a tune-up for next month’s FINA world championships in Budapest.

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