More gold for swimmer Russell

Sinead Russell of Oakville and Tobias Oriwol of Toronto were the big stars this weekend at the Canada Cup swimming competition which concluded on Sunday (Nov. 27).

On Sunday, Oriwol put together an impressive double. He took the men’s 1,500-metre freestyle in the afternoon. In the evening finals he took another win in the 200 freestyle. He ended the competition with five gold medals.

Other winners Sunday in men’s competition were Zack Chetrat of Oakville in the 100 butterfly, Pascal Wollach of Calgary in the 50 backstroke, Mike Brown of Calgary in the 200 breaststroke and Etobicoke Swim in the 4X100 medley relay.

It was a second victory this weekend for Wollach, Chetrat and Brown.

Russell, a world championship finalist, won two gold on each of the three days of competition including the 50 backstroke and 200-meter butterfly on Sunday, both in meet record time.

Other winners in the women’s events included: Katerine Savard of Quebec City in the 100 butterfly and Brittany MacLean of Etobicoke in the 800 freestyle. Savard completed a golden sweep of all three butterfly events.