Canada’s Mia Valley’s Amar Desi Wins Gold at Commonwealth Games

Canadian divers and wrestlers join the nation’s medal tally on Day 8 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Mia Valle won gold in the women’s one-meter springboard diving final on Friday, while Canadian Olympian Amal Desi won gold in the men’s 125-kilogram freestyle wrestling category later in the day.

Canada has won a total of 67 medals at these Games, 19 gold, 24 silver and 24 bronze.

Vallee finished on the podium with 291.85 points in five dives at the Sandwell Aquatics Center in Birmingham, UK.

Watch l Vallée take the podium in the 1m springboard:

Quebec’s Mia Vallée dives for federal gold

Mia Valle of Kirkland, Queensland won the gold medal with a score of 291.85 in the women’s 1m springboard final at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Vallée’s best score was on her second dive (a 2 ½ inward somersault), where she scored 65.10 points. The 21-year-old from Kirkland, Quebec, had won a bronze medal in the same event at the world championships in June.

“Throughout the year, I really [my competition] I put it aside and almost dive for myself,” said Vallée. A competition that allows you to focus on yourself and give your best. ”

Australia’s Brittany O’Brien took the silver medal with 279.60 points and England’s Amy Rawlinson completed the podium (272.00 points).

Calgary’s Margot Earlam finished ninth with 239.25 points.

Desi pinned Zaman Anwar of Pakistan in the gold medal match to win the men’s 125 kg title.

The 26-year-old from Surrey, British Columbia advanced to the final after defeating bronze medalist Mohit Grewal of India in the semifinals.

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See l Desi wins gold in wrestling:

BC wrestler Amar Desi wins gold at Commonwealth Games

Amar Desi of Surrey, British Columbia pinned Pakistan’s Zaman Anwar in a gold medal match to win the men’s 125 kg title at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Wiens, Sombor-Murray to silver

Fellow Canadian divers Rylan Wiens and Nathan Zomber Murray added to Canada’s medal total in the pool.

Wiens and Sombor-Murray put in an impressive performance as they finished second in the synchronized 10m platform final with a total of 413.85 points. The duo won bronze in the same event at last month’s World Aquatics Championships.

England’s Matthew Lee and Noah Williams won gold on 429.78 points in front of their home crowd, while Australia’s Domonic Bezigood and Cassiel Rousseau won bronze on 412.56 points.

Canadian wrestler adds 3 silver, 2 bronze

Canadian freestyle wrestlers Lachlan McNeill, Ana Godinez Gonzalez, Linda Morais, Hannah Taylor and Alex Moore also made the podium on Friday.

Gonzalez won the silver medal after being pinned by India’s Sakshi Malik in the women’s 62kg gold medal match.

The 22-year-old from Coquitlam, British Columbia, beat Scotland’s Abbey Fountain in the quarterfinals with a technical edge and Nigeria’s Esther Coravor in the semifinals.

See l Gonzalez finished in silver:

BC Wrestler Ana Godinez Gonzalez Wins Silver Medal at Commonwealth Games

Ana Godinez Gonzalez, a freestyle wrestler from Coquitlam, British Columbia, was pinned by India’s Sakshi Malik in the women’s 62kg gold medal match at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

McNeill won silver in the men’s 65kg class earlier in the day. I didn’t get the title.

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McNeil reached the final after beating Scotland’s Ross Connelly in the quarter-finals and Pakistan’s Inayat Ullah in the semi-finals. He won the gold medal in his 2021 Junior Pan American Championships.

See l McNeill add silver medal:

Toronto wrestler Lachlan McNeil wins silver at Commonwealth Games

Toronto freestyle wrestler Lachlan McNeill lost to Indian Olympic medalist Bajrang Punia in the men’s 65kg bout at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Morais took Canada’s third silver medal in the women’s 68 kg category later on Friday.

The 29-year-old from Tecumseh, Ontario lost to Nigerian Olympic medalist Blessing Oboldudu in the gold medal match.

See l Morais on the podium:

Ontario wrestler Linda Morais wins silver at Commonwealth Games

Freestyle wrestler Linda Morais (Tecumseh, Ontario) lost to Nigerian Olympic medalist Blessing Oborududu in the women’s 68kg gold medal playoff at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Taylor, Moore Win Bronze Medal Match

Taylor won the bronze medal in the women’s 57kg category. Her 24-year-old from PEI’s Cornwall pinned Kenya’s Sofia her omtichio her Aieta in a bronze medal match that lasted just 35 seconds.

Taylor started the day with a quarterfinal victory over Singapore’s Daniel Su Chin Lim, but missed the gold medal after losing to defending champion Odunayo Adekaloe of Nigeria in the semifinals.

Watch l Taylor pin his way to the bronze medal:

PEI’s Hannah Taylor Wins Bronze Medal at Commonwealth Games

Freestyle wrestler Hannah Taylor (PEI) defeated Kenya’s Sophia Omutichio Ayieta to win bronze in the women’s 57kg division at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. It took just 35 seconds.

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Moore won the men’s 86 kg bronze medal match against New Zealand’s Matthew Oxenham, 10-0 through technical superiority.

The 24-year-old from Montreal lost in the semi-finals to India’s Deepak Punia, who finished on the podium later on Friday.

Moore overtook Nigeria’s Ekelekeme Agiomor in the 1/8 final and swept Sri Lanka’s Suresh Chanaka Warnakrasliya Fernando in the quarterfinals.

See l Moore Wins Bronze Medal:

Montreal’s Alex Moore challenges for Commonwealth Games bronze medal

Montreal’s Alex Moore won the men’s 86 kg bronze medal match against New Zealand’s Matthew Oxenham at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

Rodney, Harrison forward

Canada’s Brendon Rodney, who was part of the gold medal-winning 4x100m team at the World Athletics Championships, finished second in 20.68 seconds to advance to Friday’s 200m final.

Meanwhile, fellow Canadian Michelle Harrison is advancing to the women’s 100m hurdles final after finishing third in the semifinals in 12.85 seconds.

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