Russell adds another silver


Burlington’s Sinead Russell finished the Mare Nostrum swimming circuit with five podium finishes.

Russell, a nominee for Canada’s swim team for this summer’s Olympics in London, picked up silver medals in the women’s 200-metre and 100m backstroke, and finished the weekend with a bronze in the 50m backstroke. In the women’s 100 backstroke, Russell was edged by a half-second by Lizzie Simmonds of Britain.

In the 200 backstroke, she was clocked in 2:13.09. Simmonds was first in 2:09.10 and Lauren Lavigna of Vancouver fourth in 2:14.74.

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Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que., won the gold medal Saturday in the women’s 100-metre butterfly.

Savard clocked 58.89 seconds for the win with Francesca Halsall of Britain second in 58.99 and Emilia Pikkarainen of Finland third in 59.16. It was Savard’s fifth medal on the tour and third gold.

In the men’s 100 freestyle, Brent Hayden of Mission, B.C., was edged for the gold clocking 49.37 for second place while Yannick Agnel of France was first in 49.14. Hayden has stepped on the podium in all of his five races on the tour so far.

In the men’s 200 IM, Tobias Oriwol of Toronto took the bronze in 2:03.63.

Barbara Jardin of Montreal took third in the 200 freestyle. Jardin is also up to five medals after the week of competition.