Ryan Cochrane of Victoria, British Columbia has won Canada’s tenth medal of the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Cochrane won an Olympic silver medal Saturday in the men’s 1500m freestyle swimming competition Saturday. Team Canada now has won one gold medal, three silver medals and six bronze medals.
Cochrane posted a time of 14:39.63, over three seconds faster than when he won his bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Cochrane also swam faster than the defending Olympic gold medallist, Oussama Melloulli of Tunisia, who at 14:40.31, won a bronze medal, and was 0.53 seconds faster today than when he was the Olympic champion.