Toronto's Penny Oleksiak races to national record in 50-metre butterfly
Canada's Penny Oleksiak shows off her silver medal from women's 100-metre butterfly at the 2016 Summer Olympics on Sunday, August 7, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:32PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, June 14, 2017 9:41PM EDT
BARCELONA, Spain - Canadian swimming star Penny Oleksiak has another Canadian record to her name.
The 17-year-old from Toronto set a Canadian record en route to winning silver in the women's 50-metre butterfly on the Mare Nostrum tour on Wednesday. Her time of 25.76 seconds lowered the previous mark of 25.92 set last year by Katerine Savard of Pont-Rouge, Que.
Rebecca Smith of Red Deer, Alta., finished fifth in 26.35, while Savard was seventh (26.69).
Oleksiak's silver was one of three medals for Canada on the day. Markus Thormeyer of Delta, B.C., was bronze in the 100-metre backstroke to go with the silver he captured in the 200-metre event Tuesday. Rob Hill of North Vancouver, B.C., was fifth.
Kelowna-born Taylor Ruck won bronze in the women's 200 back.
Montana Champagne of Ottawa, who along with Hill is competing as part of Canada's national team development program, was fourth in the men's 400 individual medley. Ottawa's Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson also narrowly missed the podium, finishing fourth in the 200 I.M.