Eric Hedlin and Martha McCabe occupy gold medals – 2012 Canada Swimming Cup
Eric Hedlin and Martha McCabe occupied gold medals of Men’s 800m freestyle and Women’s 200m breaststroke respectively on last day of the 2012 Canada Swimming Cup in Montreal.
With his laudable efforts in the distant freestyle event, Hedlin enjoyed a marvellous lead over his challengers and sprinted his way to the finishing wall for first position with the timing of 8 minutes and 18.00 seconds.
The champion was chased by Robert Wise, who remained almost eight seconds slower from his preceding swimmer and finished his swim in second best place by touching the wall with an effort of 8 minutes and 26.39 seconds.
The silver medallist was followed by Charles C Barry, who remained nearly 3.50 seconds behind and reached the finishing end for bronze medal by producing a time of 8 minutes and 29.85 seconds.
Subsequently, the third position holder was trailed by Paul G Soley, who was almost 2.70 seconds apart from his preceding swimmer and settled on the finishing end as fourth fastest swimmer with an effort of 8 minutes and 32.52 seconds.
Next was the Women’s 200m breaststroke, where McCabe demonstrated her stupendous efforts. Her invincible effort remained considerably ahead of her opponents as she tapped the finishing blockade with the timing of 2 minutes and 26.65 seconds.
The gold medallist was almost four seconds faster from Ashley McGregor, who proved her mettle for silver medal of the discipline by producing a time of 2 minutes and 30.36 seconds.
The second position holder was trailed by Tera Van Beilen, who stayed nearly two body lengths apart and earned bronze medal of the discipline with the timing of 2 minutes and 32.20 seconds.
Similarly, Beilen was chased by Sarah-Lee Hevey, who stayed 0.26 seconds away from overpowering her former finisher and reported a time of 2 minutes and 32.46 seconds for fourth position.
In addition, the championship ended after the completion of all planned events while the position holders received medals and accolades for their gruelling efforts at the medal distribution ceremony after the session.