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Canada's Kayla Sanchez sets meet record in winning 100m freestyle

Canada's Kayla Sanchez won the women's 100-metre freestyle at the Swim Cup in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, setting a meet record in the process.

Scarborough teen finishes ahead of compatriots Penny Oleksiak and Taylor Ruck

Canada's Kayla Sanchez, pictured at the Commonwealth Games in March, set a meet record Thursday in winning the 100-metre freestyle at the Lausanne Swim Cup. (Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Canada's Kayla Sanchez won the women's 100-metre freestyle at the Swim Cup in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, setting a meet record in the process.

Sanchez, 17, from Scarborough, Ont., finished in 51.68 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 52.06 held by Charlotte Bonnet of France. Bonnet was second on Thursday (52.18) while Toronto's Penny Oleksiak was third (52.60.)

Taylor Ruck, of Kelowna, B.C., was fourth in 52.88.

WATCH | Kayla Sanchez sets meet record in 100-metre freestyle

17-year-old Kayla Sanchez of Scarborough, Ont. won the women's 100-metre freestyle event at the Swim Cup in Lausanne, Switzerland, setting a meet record in the process. 0:45

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