Russell Wood

Russell Wood sets Canadian record in 50m backstroke

Russell Wood is now a double national champion and a Canadian record holder.

The Calgary, Alta. native swam a 25.13 to capture his second gold medal on Thursday at the 2015 Team Canada Trials and set a new national record in the men’s 50 metre backstroke. Pascal Wollach’s previous record of 25.23 set at the World Championships in Rome had held up since 2009.