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Kylie Masse, Taylor Ruck headline huge day for Canada at Commonwealth Games

Canada's Kylie Masse won her second gold in as many nights and teenager Taylor Ruck added a silver Sunday to up her total to six in the Commonwealth Games pool. Canadians collected 14 medals in total on Day 4 to bring their overall haul to 32.

Canadians collect 14 medals on Day 4 of competition

Taylor Ruck, left, collected her sixth medal of the Commonwealth Games, while Kylie Masse won her second gold in as many nights. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Canada's Kylie Masse won her second gold in as many nights and teenager Taylor Ruck added a silver Sunday to up her total to six in the Commonwealth Games pool.

Masse, who won the 100-metre backstroke on Saturday, set a Games record Sunday in taking the 200 backstroke in two minutes 5.98 seconds. Ruck was second in 2:06.42 with Australian star Emily Seebohm third in 2:06.82.

Masse and Ruck both added to their medal count on a day that saw five more Canadian medals in the pool at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. 1:47

Ruck is on track to make history with six medals in six events so far here (one gold, four silver and a bronze). The 17-year-old from Kelowna, B.C., still has the 100 freestyle and likely the individual medley relay to go.

Masse, from LaSalle, Ont., is the world champion and world record-holder in the 100 backstroke. Her 200 time Sunday was one one-hundredth of a second off her Canadian record.

Banner day for Canadians

In addition to Masse and Ruck's performances, gymnast Shallon Olsen claimed gold in the women's vault ahead of teammate Ellie Black, who earned silver.

Canada added 6 medals to their overall total with an impressive day across five individual gymnastics events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. 1:17

In athletics, Mo Ahmed won silver in the men's 5,000m final.

The Canadian distance runner led all racers through the 1st half of the race, setting himself up for a silver medal in the 5000m final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. 1:25

Canada captured 14 medals on Day 4 of competition and now has 32 total. That trails only host Australia (84) and England (47).

Here's a breakdown of Canada's Day 4 medals:

Gold

  • Artistic gymnastics: Shallon Olsen in women's vault
  • Swimming: Kylie Masse in women's 200m backstroke

Silver

  • Artistic gymnastics: Ellie Black in women's vault
  • Artistic gymnastics: Scott Morgan in men's floor exercise
  • Artistic gymnastics: Brittany Rogers in women's uneven bars
  • Athletics: Mo Ahmed in men's 5,000m
  • ​Swimming: Taylor Ruck in women's 200m backstroke
  • Swimming: Sarah Darcel in women's 200m individual medley
  • Weightlifting: Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau in women's 75kg
  • Weightlifting: Boady Santavy in men's 94kg

Bronze

  • Artistic gymnastics: Zachary Clay in men's pommel horse
  • Artistic gymnastics: Scott Morgan in men's rings
  • Swimming: Philippe Vachon in men's 200m individual medley SM8
  • Swimming: Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson in women's 200m individual medley

With files from CBC Sports

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