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Kelowna swimmer raking up the medals at Commonwealth Games

Canada's Taylor Ruck poses for photos with her eight swimming medals at the Commonwealth Games Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz. Canadian Press

She’s only 17, but swimmer Taylor Ruck from Kelowna, captured a record-tying eighth medal today at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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Canada's Taylor Ruck poses for photos with her eight swimming medals at the Commonwealth Games Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz.
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Canada's Taylor Ruck holds up her eight swimming medals at the Commonwealth Games Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz.
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Canada's Taylor Ruck holds up her eight swimming medals at the Commonwealth Games Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz.
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Canada's Taylor Ruck looks at the scoreboard following her swim in the women's 100m freestyle semifinal at the Aquatic Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Sunday, April 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft).

She’s landed one gold, five silver and two bronze and joins Canadian Ralph Hutton and Australians Susie O’Neill and Emily Seebohm as the only athletes to win eight medals at a Commonwealth Games.

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Yesterday, she tied the Canadian women’s record with her seventh medal, matching Elaine Tanner in 1966.

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