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Canadian swimmer Pickrem wins 200 medley silver at world championships

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Canada’s Sydney Pickrem swam to a silver medal in the women’s 200-metre medley Monday at the world aquatics championships.


Pickrem, who was born in Florida to parents from Halifax, finished with a personal best time of two minutes 8.56 seconds.


Kate Douglass of the United States (2:07.05) won gold and Yu Yiting of China (2:09.01) took bronze.


It’s Canada’s second swimming medal of the world championships after the 4×100 relay team picked up a bronze on Sunday.


Canada now has four medals overall in Doha, with Montreal’s Jacqueline Simoneau winning a gold and silver in artistic swimming last week.


This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 12, 2024

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