According to the Canadian Press, Ryan Cochrane of Victoria, British Columbia has won the bronze medal at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday.
Cochrane finished third in the men’s 800m freestyle swimming event. It was the third time in his career he has won a medal in the men’s 800m at the World Aquatics Championship. Cochrane won a silver medal in the discipline at the 2011 World Aquatics Championship in Shanghai and a bronze medal at the 2009 World Aquatics Championships in Rome.
Sun Yang of China won the gold medal with a time of 7:41.36, followed by Michael McBroom of the United States in American record time of 7:43.60 to win the silver medal. Cochrane’s time was 7:43.70.
Cochrane will swim his specialty, the men’s freestyle 1500m on the weekend. Cochrane won the silver medal in the discipline at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
To date at the World Aquatics Championships, team Canada has won five medals–two silver medals and three bronze medals.