Malar pans Pacific for more gold
SYDNEY, Australia (CP-AP) -- Canadian Joanne Malar was golden again at the Pan Pacific swimming
championship yesterday and she says she can swim even faster.
The Hamilton native won her second gold medal of the meet, taking the
women's 200-metre individual medley and breaking her Canadian and Commonwealth
"It's still not the swim of my life," said Malar, 23, whose time of two
minutes 13.63 seconds is the fastest time in the world this year.
She lowered her previous record of 2:13.95 set in Tuesday's semi-final. She
also won the 400 IM on Sunday.
"When I touched the wall I was happy but I know I can go faster than that,"
Malar said. "It's nice to know there's more in me."
Cristina Teuscher of the U.S., was second at 2:14.31, Elli Overton of
Australia third at 2:14.51 while Olympic silver medallist Marianne Limpert of
Fredericton was fifth in 2:15.77.