Canadian hammer thrower Camryn Rogers finished on the podium in the women’s final of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England on Saturday, winning her country’s 22nd gold medal.
The 23-year-old from Richmond, British Columbia, won the event with her third throw of 74.08 meters in front of a cheering crowd at Alexander Stadium.
Julia Ratcliffe of New Zealand won silver in a throw of 69.63m, while Canadian Gillian Weir, also of Kingston, Ontario, won bronze (67.35m).
Rodgers was under pressure after hitting the cage on his second attempt, leaving him with just one more chance to secure a spot in the next round. But she put up a big throw on her third attempt to leap to her No. 1 spot and gain a healthy lead that she won’t let go of.
Rodgers advanced to the final on Thursday and led the qualifying round by setting a new tournament record with a throw of 74.68m. She won a historic silver medal at last month’s World Championships in Athletics, becoming the first Canadian woman to win a world hammer throw medal.
Canada also won 29 silvers and 33 bronzes at the Commonwealth Games for a total of 84 medals and currently sits third in the standings. The game ends on Monday.
Wrestler The Stasio, Randhawa Wins Gold
Canadian wrestler Justina Di Stacio finished on the podium in the women’s 76kg category early on Saturday.
The 29-year-old from Coquitlam, British Columbia, claimed a 4-2 victory over Nigeria’s Hannah Ruben in the gold medal match at Coventry Arena. D’Stacio won the medal for her 4-point takedown.
“She was very strong, but when I pulled her down the first two times, I felt her pulling up,” explained Di Stacio. “She was strong enough to pull her up, so I let her go so she could sneak in.
“But if I missed, she knew it was coming, so I had to be patient.
Di Stazio, who also won the world title in 2018, advanced to the final after two dominant victories in the first half of the day. She defeated Australia’s Naomi De Bruyne 10-0 in the quarterfinals and India’s Pooja Sihag 6-0 in the semifinals.
Nishan Randawa of Abbotsford, BC also won gold in the men’s 97kg final, defeating South Africa’s Nicholas de Lange 9-3.
“I think we picked up the pace a little bit as the match went on,” said Landawa. “It feels great. It’s been a long road and I’ve had a few injuries along the way.
“We are closing out strong and hopefully we can keep this momentum going into the Senior World Championships in Serbia.”
The 24-year-old defeated Pakistan’s Taya Brazza 7-0 in the semi-finals to qualify for the gold medal match. Randawa topped India’s Deepak Nehra 8-6 in Saturday’s quarterfinals after a close win.
Karemaa wins three medals in rhythmic gymnastics
Canada got off to a strong start on Saturday with four medals in rhythmic gymnastics.
Carmel Kallemaa took the lead with three podiums. The 24-year-old from Toronto won silver in the club event and bronze in both the ribbon and hoop he event.
“It was a dream of mine to be in this competition,” said Kalemár. “At first, I never dreamed that I would be able to go to the final. I just wanted to go there. I wanted to get there and go to the final at least once.
“To reach three finals and win one medal in each event is unbelievable. Definitely one of the best days of my life.”
Karemaa also helped Canada win the gold medal in Thursday’s team final.
Karemaa started the final day of the competition with 28.200 points in the hoops and finished third behind Anna Sokolova of Cyprus (28.300) and Gemma Frizel of Wales (28.700). game.
Fellow Canadian Tatiana Coxanova was fifth (27.100).
Kallemaa scored 29.100 points for the club, leading all competitors with an execution score of 8.200.
Australia’s Alexandra Kiroy Bogatyleva won her third medal in Birmingham, winning gold ahead of Karemaa on 29.400 points.Malaysia’s Isa Amzan wins bronze (28.600)
Kallemaa added a second bronze of the day with a ribbon of 27,500 points. Malaysia’s Ng Joe Ee won gold (27.800) ahead of Scotland’s Louise Christie (27.550).
Montreal’s Susanna Shabazian won her second medal at the competition with 29.050 points in the ball game.
Joe Ee won another gold medal with 29.700 points and Sokolova rounded out the podium with 28.800 points.
Hammer thrower Katsberg wins silver medal
Ethan Katsburg won Canada his third silver medal in the men’s hammer throw final.
The 20-year-old from Nanaimo, British Columbia, broke his personal best by throwing 76.36 meters on fifth of six attempts.
England’s Nick Miller won gold (76.43m) and Cyprus’ Aleksandro Prusanidis won bronze with a season-best 73.97m.
Vallee, Ellam dive for bronze
The Canadian diving duo of Mia Valle and Margo Earlam added to their impressive medal total in the pool with a bronze medal in the women’s synchronized 3m springboard final.
The Canadian made 5 dives at the Sandwell Aquatics Center in Birmingham and scored 297.00 points.
Australia’s Madison Keaney and Annabelle Smith won all five rounds while breaking through the podium with 316.53 points.
Malaysia’s Ng Yan Yee and Nur Dhabitah scored 67.50 on a 2 ½ somersault twist to knock Canada out of silver.
It was Vallée’s second medal at these events, and she also won gold in the women’s 1m springboard on Friday.
Canadian wrestler who continues to shine
In addition to Di Stacio and Randawa’s gold medals, the Canadian freestyle wrestler added four more medals on the final day of wrestling.
Samantha Stewart won the silver medal in the Women’s 53 kg Nordic Tournament with a 6-5 points win over Nigeria’s Mercy Adequoroe. In the Nordic format, wrestlers compete in a round robin to determine the top three wrestlers.
The 32-year-old from NB’s Fredericton lost her first match of the day when she was pinned by gold medalist Vinesh Phogat of India. But she bounced back with her 12-2 sweep over Sri Lanka’s Chamodya Keshani Maduravalage Don.
Madison Parkes of Komoka, Ontario won the gold medal in the women’s 50kg division, but was pinned by Mercy Genesis of Nigeria in the final for silver.
Coquitlam, BC’s Darthe Capellan won bronze in the men’s 57 kg division, beating South Africa’s Jakobo Tau 12-2.
Jasmit Pulka of Abbotsford, British Columbia defeated New Zealand’s Cole Hawkins 11-1 in the bronze medal match to clinch Canada’s fourth wrestling medal in the men’s 74 kg category.
Dillon, Sanford, Al-Ahmadi Win Bronze Medals in Boxing
Boxer Priyanka Dillon reached the semi-finals and won the bronze medal in the women’s 48 kg category.
The Winnipeg native kicked off the competition with a 4-1 win on points against Kenyan Christine Ongare, who won a bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. However, Dhillon lost her semi-final match to India’s Nitu Ghanghas after the referee called the contest off in the third round.
Bronze medals are automatically awarded to the semi-final losers.
Dillon also won a bronze medal at the 2022 AMBC Continental Championships in March, where he represented Canada for the first time.
Canada’s Olympian Wyatt Sanford also won bronze in the men’s 63.5 kg division after losing by points to Reece Lynch of Scotland in the semi-finals.
The 23-year-old from Kennett Cook, NS advanced to the semifinals after winning three games in a row.
Sanford started the match with a stoppage lead over Niue’s De Niro Pao before scoring points against Lesotho’s Koboshan Molelepe and Uganda’s Joshua Tukamhebwa.
Keoma-Ali Al-Ahmadieh won Canada’s third boxing bronze medal in the men’s 57 kg division. He missed the semi-finals due to injury and sent Ireland’s Jude Gallagher to the final on a bye.
The Montreal native had a strong run, beating Australia’s Charlie Sr. (AUS) in the round of 16 and Guyana’s Olympian Keevin Allicock in the quarterfinals.
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