July 28, 2014 3:02 pm
Updated: July 29, 2014 3:56 pm

Canada’s MacLean swims to bronze at Commonwealth Games


GLASGOW – Canadian swimmer Brittany MacLean has captured a bronze medal in the women’s 800-metre freestyle at the Commonwealth Games.

It’s the second medal for the 20-year-old Toronto native, who helped Canada to silver in the 4×200-metre free relay on Saturday.

She finished in eight minutes 20.91 seconds Monday, shattering the Canadian record she set at the trials in the spring by four seconds.

Jazz Carlin of Wales won the gold in 8:18.11, a Commonwealth Games record.

Lauren Boyle of New Zealand was second in 8:20.59.

MacLean, who finished fifth in Thursday’s 200-metre freestyle, will race in the 400-metre freestyle on Tuesday.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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