Taylor Ruck scores Canadian medal record with Pan Pacific silver
Taylor Ruck is now the most-decorated Canadian swimmer at a single Pan Pacific Swimming Championships after racing to a silver in the 200-metre backstroke in Tokyo on Sunday.
The medal was her fifth of the event, helping Ruck break a tie she held with six other Canadians for the most medals at a single Pan Pacs with four.
Ruck finished the 200 backstroke final in two minutes, 6.41 seconds while American Kathleen Baker won gold (2:06.14) and her teammate Regan Smith scored bronze (2:06.46).
Medal records are nothing new for Ruck, who tied the all-time Commonwealth Games record of eight earlier this year.
Canada's Yuri Kisil also landed on the podium, taking a bronze in the men's 50m freestyle in a time of 22.02 seconds.
Canada has eight medals overall at the championships, one better than the team's total from 2014.