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Canada takes gold silver in New South Wales 200m backstroke

The Canadian Press

1/12/2013 10:38:03 AM

SYDNEY, Australia -- Victoria's Stefanie Schmidt and Winnipeg's Breanne Siwicki finished 1-2 in the women's 200-metre backstroke on Saturday as Canada marched to the podium four times at the New South Wales swimming championships.

Schmidt earned her first medal of the competition clocking two minutes 14.30 seconds. Siwicki notched her third silver this week finishing in 2:16.97. Australia's Rebecca Dungan was third in 2:19.00.

Daniel Kuiack of Barrie, Ont., also joined the Canadian medal parade for the first time with silver in the men's 200-metre backstroke in 2:05.01. The winner was Ryan Hore of Australia in 2:02.27.

Meanwhile in the men's 1,500 freestyle, Luke Reilly of Richmond, B.C., added his third silver of the meet in 15:54.02. Jarrod Poort of Australia took the gold in 15:39.07. Toronto's Alexander Hamilton was fifth.

Canada's leading medal count in the 17-18 age group stands at 19 with seven gold, 11 silver and a bronze.