Second bronze for Kelowna-born swimmer

Taylor Ruck and the Canadian women place third Wednesday night in 4 by 200 relay

  • Wed Aug 10th, 2016 6:00pm
  • Sports

Kelowna native Taylor Ruck (second from right) won her second bronze medal of the Olympic Games Wednesday in the women's 4 by 200 free relay.

Kelowna-born swimmer Taylor Ruck made her second trip to the podium Wednesday night at the Olympic Games in Rio.

Swimming the second leg of the race, the 16-year-old Ruck and her Canadian teammates won the bronze medal in the women’s 4 by 200 metre relay.

Ruck, Katerine Savard, Brittany MacLean and Penny Oleksiak—with her third medal of the games—finished third in a new national record time of 7:45.39.

Ruck, who was born in Kelowna, moved with her family to Scottsdale, Arizona when she was 10 months old. She has returned regularly to Kelowna during the summers to visit her grandparents and also trained with the Kelowna AquaJets Swim Club.

Earlier this week, Ruck swam the third leg for Canada in a bronze medal win in the 4 by 100 freestyle relay.