Sarah Mitton’s shot-put title highlights Canada’s 5-gold day at Commonwealth Games-صحيفة الصوت


Sarah Mitton’s gold medal in women’s shot put on Wednesday highlighted Canada’s five-gold medal haul at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England on Wednesday.

The Brooklyn, N.S., native, managed a 19.03-metre throw to edge Jamaica’s Danniel Thomas-Dodd by just 0.05.

New Zealand’s Maddison-Lee Wesche grabbed the bronze medal.

The 26-year-old Mitton bounced back from narrowly missing the podium at the World Athletics Championships in July, where she placed fourth.

Canadian athletes secured medals in the double-digits for the third day in a row, adding 11 more on Wednesday to push the country’s medal count to 16 gold, 20 silver and 21 bronze for a total of 57.

Only Australia (123) and England (103) have collected more podiums than Canada.

Team Canada swims to 5 medals

Canadian swimmers continued to shine on Day 6.

Kylie Masse finished the women’s 50-metre backstroke final in 27.31 seconds to break her own Commonwealth record, which she set in the semifinal, and strike gold for her third medal of the Games.

The LaSalle, Ont. native edged Australia’s Mollie O’Callaghan by 0.16 seconds. Kaylee McKeown, also from Australia, won bronze.

Earlier in England, Masse earned two silver medals in the 100m and 200m events.

WATCH l Masse breaks own Commonwealth record en route to gold:

Kylie Masse breaks own Commonwealth Games record to win gold in 50m backstroke

Kylie Masse of LaSalle, Ont., finished the women’s 50-metre backstroke final in 27.31 seconds to break her own Commonwealth record, which she set in the semifinal, and strike gold for her third medal of the Games.

Para swimmer Nicholas Bennett posted a Games record in the men’s S14 200m freestyle with a time of 1:54.97 to take gold, edging Australia’s Benjamin Hance by 0.53 seconds.

Jack Ireland, also from Australia, grabbed the bronze medal.

Bennett secured one of his two silver medals at the Para world championships in June in the same event.

WATCH l Bennett sets Commonwealth Games, takes Para swimming title:

B.C.’s Nicholas Bennett swims to gold in Commonwealth Games record time

Para swimmer Nicholas Bennett of Parksville, B.C., posted a Commonwealth record in the men’s 200-metre freestyle S14 with a time of one minute 54.97 seconds to claim gold.

McIntosh grabs 5th, 6th medal of Games

15-year-old phenom Summer McIntosh capped her Commonwealth Games performance with two more silver medals in quick succession.

The Toronto native swam the women’s 400m freestyle event in 3:59.32 to finish 1.26 shy of Australia’s Ariarne Titmus, who posted a Commonwealth record in order to take gold.

Kiah Melverton took the bronze medal, coming 5.06 behind her Australian teammate.

WATCH l McIntosh swims 400m freestyle under 4 minutes for silver:

Toronto teen Summer McIntosh swims to Commonwealth Games silver in 400m freestyle

15-year-old phenom Summer McIntosh swam the women’s 400m freestyle event in 3:59.32 to claim her fifth medal of the Commonwealth Games.

McIntosh then went right back to the water to help Canada’s women’s 4x100m medley relay team secure the silver medal along with Masse, Sophie Angus and Maggie Mac Neil.

The Australian team struck gold with a time of 3:54.44, 2.15 faster than the Canadians. England grabbed bronze.

McIntosh collected a gold in the women’s 200m and 400m individual medleys, a silver and a bronze in freestyle relays in previous days of competition, adding to her recent success that includes four-medals at the world championships in July.

Josh Liendo was another Canadian swimmer to make the podium, earning bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle final.

Fresh off his first Commonwealth gold, claimed on Tuesday in the 100m butterfly event, the 19-year-old Liendo had a time of 22.02 on Wednesday to finish 0.66 behind gold medallist Benjamin Proud of England.

The hosts secured the silver medal as well, with Lewis Edward Burras finishing second.

WATCH l Liendo swims to men’s 50m freestyle bronze:

Toronto’s Josh Liendo splashes to Commonwealth Games bronze in 50m freestyle

Fresh off winning Commonwealth Games gold in the men’s 100-metre butterfly event on Tuesday, Toronto’s Josh Liendo swam to bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle final on Wednesday,

El Nahas wins gold in all-Canadian judo final

Canadian judokas Shady El Nahas and Kyle Reyes captured the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the men’s 100-kilogram final.

El Nahas, a 24-year-old Toronto native, edged Reyes by waza-ari in the golden score to take the title. He previously defeated England’s Harry Lovell-Hewitt in a semifinal.

Reyes, who also hails from Toronto, downed Rhys Thompson of England to punch his ticket to the gold-medal match.

A waza-ari is the second highest score a judoka can secure, while the golden score serves, in essence, as a sudden-death overtime.

WATCH l El Nahas edges fellow Canadian Reyes for Commonwealth title:

Nahas wins gold, Reyes silver in all-Toronto Commonwealth Games judo final

Shady El Nahas bested fellow Torontonian Kyle Reyes in the men’s -100 kg judo final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

El Nahas’s victory came the day after his brother Mohab won judo bronze in the men’s 81 kg event.

And because there were two Canadians in Wednesday’s final, the national team coach wasn’t in either athlete’s corner. So, Shady looked to his older brother for guidance.

“Of course my brother’s going to be on my side, so you could see I was kind of looking at him because he’s my mentor,” El Nahas said. “And he medalled [Wednesday], so I couldn’t let him one-up me.”

Shady El Nahas narrowly lost out on a bronze medal at last summer’s Tokyo Olympics

“I was at the Olympic Games and we couldn’t do the opening ceremony or any of the activities,” he said. “So I’m glad I got to experience that here. It was amazing.”

Marc Deschenes secures judo gold

Marc Deschenes added a second gold and a third medal of the day for Canadian judokas by securing the men’s over-100 kg title.

The 29-year-old defeated Australia’s Kody Andrews by two waza-aris in regulation time.

Hollie Naughton takes women’s singles squash silver

Canada’s Hollie Naughton grabbed the silver medal in the women’s singles squash final to become the first Canadian woman to win a medal in the sport at the Commonwealth Games.

Naughton, the world’s 20th-ranked player, fell 3-1 to England’s Georgina Kennedy.

The Canadian bounced back with a 14-12 win in the third game after dropping the first two 11-7 and 11-5. Kennedy won the final frame 11-5 for gold.

WATCH Naughton becomes 1st Canadian women to win Commonwealth medal in squash:

Canada’s Hollie Naughton settles for squash silver at Commonwealth Games

Hollie Naughton of Oakville, Ont., fell 3-1 to England’s Georgina Kennedy in the women’s squash final, but in doing so becomes the first Canadian woman to win a medal in the sport at the Commonwealth Games.

Zachary Gringas earned bronze in the Para athletics men’s T37/T38 100m final for Canada’s eleventh and final medal of the day.

He posted a time of 11.65m, going 0.42 slower than gold medallist Evan O’Hanlon. South African Charl du Toit took silver.


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