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Madison Broad wins silver at Youth Olympics

2018 Youth Olympic Games –

BUENOS AIRES – Madison Broad of Chatham, Ont., posted the top splits at the first three turns and took the silver medal in the women’s 200-m backstroke on Tuesday in swimming action at the Youth Olympic Games.

It was Canada’s second medal in the pool. On Tuesday, Finlay Knox of Okotoks, Alta., was third in the men’s 200-m individual medley.

Tatiana Salcutan of Moldova caught Broad on the final length clocking two minutes and 10.13 seconds for the win. Broad followed in a personal best 2:10.32 and Kaylee McKeown of Australia was third in 2:10.67.

Broad, 18, was seeded 11th going into the event and is the first ever Canadian backstroke medallist at the Games.

In the women’s 100-m freestyle, Barbora Seemanova of the Czech Republic took gold in 54.19 with Junxuan Yang of China second in 54.43 and Neza Klancar of Slovenia third in 54.55.

Kyla Leibel of Red Deer, Alta., was eighth in 56.16.

Canadians eliminated in the semifinals were Sebastian Somerset of Calgary 11th in the men’s 50-m backstroke in 26.45, Leibel in the 50-m butterfly in 27.30, Avery Wiseman of Drayton Valley, Alta., 13th in the women’s 100-m breaststroke in 1:10.67 and Joshua Liendo of North York, Ont, 16th in the men’s 50-m freestyle in 23.38.

Competition continues Wednesday.

Full results: Buenos Aires 2018