RIO DE JANEIRO — Hilary Caldwell added to Canada's medal haul in the pool at the Rio Olympics on Friday, taking the bronze medal in the women's 200-metre backstroke.
Caldwell, from White Rock, B.C., finished in a time of two minutes 7.89 seconds to give Canada its sixth swimming medal of the Games.
Hilary Caldwell poses with her bronze medal on the podium, Aug. 12. (Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)
"I looked up and saw the three lights on the blocks so I knew I was third," said Caldwell. "I was happy, but I did want the gold medal. I think I saw the time and gave a little scowl."
Madeline Dirado of the United States won gold in 2:05.99, upsetting Hungarian star swimmer Katinka Hosszu who settled for silver in 2:06.05.
Hilary Caldwell of Canada competes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Aug. 11. (Photo: Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
Canada's women athletes have accounted for all 10 of Canada's medals so far in Rio.
"I can't be too upset. I'm on the podium," said Caldwell. "A podium is what I said I wanted coming in here and I'm pretty pleased with that."
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