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Southern Alberta swimmer wins relay bronze at Commonwealth Games

Albertan is bringing back a medal from the Commonwealth Games.
Okotoks’ Finlay Knox, seen here swimming the breaststroke at the Riley Minue Pool, helped Canada to a bronze medal finish in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on July 30.. (Brent Calver/Western Wheel File Photo)

Finlay Knox can add a Commonwealth Games medal to his growing list of accomplishments.

The Okotokian teamed up with Joshua Liendo, Ruslan Gaziev and Javier Acevedo as the Canadian contingent earned bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England on Saturday night.

Knox and the Canadians finished the relay in a time of 3:13.01, behind only Australia and England.

Canadian teammates Stephen Calkins, Jeremy Bagshaw and Eric Brown contributed to the medal with their performances in the preliminary round.

The Canadian women also took home the bronze in the 4x100m freestyle relay event with the team of Summer McIntosh, Katerine Savard, Rebecca Smith and Maggie Mac Neil adding to a four-medal day in the pool for the Canucks.

The 21-year-old Knox, who competed at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Japan, has also made waves in the individual races at the Commonwealth Games.

On Friday, the Foothills Composite graduate swam to a personal best of 23.77 in the 50m butterfly in the semifinal, finishing 13th in the event.

The Commonwealth Games run July 28 to Aug. 8.

CBC Sports is streaming the competition at the following link: 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham - CBC Sports