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Newfoundland's Katarina Roxon swims to another medal in Australia

Katarina Roxon
Katarina Roxon

Make it two medals for Newfoundland’s Katarina Roxon at the 2018 Pan Pacific swimming championships in Cairns, Australia.

The 25-year-old from Kippens on province’s west coast won a silver in the women’s 200-metre individual medley S9 classification over the weekend after having taken gold in the 100m breaststroke SB8 class in her first event of the competition.

Roxon swam in three individual event in Cairns. She was seventh in the 100m S9 freestyle.

Roxon wasn’t the only Newfoundlander swimming for Canada on the other side of the Pacific this past week. Owen Daly of St. John’s swam in three events at the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Tokyo.

The 22-year-old Daly, who trains out of the CAMO club in Montreal, had his best result in the men’s 50m freestyle, making it past the heats to the B final, where he finished eighth.

Daly just missed making the B final in 100 butterfly, finishing 18th overall in the preliminary heats. He was 26th overall in the 200 butterfly.

Daly’s best event is the 50m butterfly — he’s Canada’s top-ranked male over that distance — but that race wasn’t on the schedule this week in Tokyo.

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