Canadian athletes have now has won five medals at the World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, China.
In the men’s 100m freestyle on Thursday, Brent Hayden of Mission, British Columbia, won silver.
Hayden posted a time of 47.95 seconds. Australian rookie James Magnussen was the winner with a time of 47.63 seconds and France’s William Meynard swam 48 seconds flat to take the bronze.
Canada has now won five medals to date– three silver and two bronze.
This is the fifth World Championship medal in Hayden’s career. He previously won gold in the men’s 100 metre freestyle at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships in Melbourne, Australia with Italy’s Filippo Magnini, silver in the men’s 4x100m freestyle and men’s 4x200m freestyle at the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montreal, Quebec and the bronze in the men’s 4x200m freestyle at Melbourne in 2007.
So, we know that Hayden can have success at the world stage, but what about the Olympic Games where he didn’t qualify for the final in Beijing. Time will tell.