|Canada's Brent Hayden poses with his silver medal in the men's 100m freestyle final at the World Swimming Championships in Shanghai on Thursday, July 28, 2011. (REUTERS/David Gray)
SHANGHAI -- Former world champion Brent Hayden of Vancouver earned a silver medal in the men's 100-metre freestyle on Thursday at the World Aquatic Championships.
It was the second silver for Canada as Victoria's Ryan Cochrane placed second in the 800 freestyle event on Wednesday.
James Magnussen of Australia was the winner in 47.63 seconds, while Hayden clocked in at 47.95. William Meynard of France was third in 48.00.
"It's awesome," said Hayden. "I was hungry to get the medal. The work I had done on the start really paid off with my reaction time off the blocks being one of the best."
Canadians were in two other finals Thursday and both involved Julia Wilkinson of Stratford, Ont. Wilkinson tied for sixth in the 50 backstroke, lowering her Canadian record a second time to 28.09. Later with Barbara Jardin of Montreal, Samantha Cheverton of Pointe-Claire, Que., and Brittany MacLean of Etobicoke, the group placed seventh in the 4X200 freestyle relay.
Annamay Pierse and Martha McCabe, both of Vancouver, will be looking to add more medals for Canada as they qualified for Friday's women's 200 breaststroke final.