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Canada is third overall with 84 medals at the end of Day 9 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
After making history last month by becoming the first Canadian woman to win a medal in the hammer throw at the World Championships, Camryn Rogers secured Canada’s 22nd gold medal at the Games.
The 23-year-old qualified for Thursday’s final, where she set a game record of 74.68m. In the final, Rogers’ third throw of 74.08m secured first place on the podium, where she shared with fellow Canadian Jillian Weir, who won bronze with a throw of 67.35m. Julia Ratcliffe of New Zealand took silver with 69.69m.
Kaila Butler was eighth with 64.22 m.
In the men’s hammer throw, Ethan Katzberg won silver with a powerful 76.36 meter throw. Nick Millet of England was in first place by just a tenth of a second (76.43) and Alexandros Poursanidis of Cyprus slipped to third position with 73.97. Adam Keenan (72.36) and Rowan Hamilton (67.76) finished fifth and ninth.
Another notable moment in athletics came when Sarah Mickey set the Commonwealth Games, setting a new national record of 7.71m in the F55 shot put.
Justina Di Stasio, 29, joins Canada’s gold collection in the women’s 76kg division. In the last game, Di Stasio defeated Nigerian Hannah Rueben 4-2.
Nishan Randhawa won gold in the 97 kg event. He defeated Nicolaas de Lange of South Africa (9-3) to take first place. In the men’s 57kg category, Darthe Capellan won bronze with a 2-12 win over South Africa’s Jakobo Tanki Tau. Canada also took bronze in the 74 kg category. Jasmit Phulka defeated Australia’s Cole Hawkins 11-1 in the bronze medal match.
Margot Claure Erlam and Mia Vallée won Team Canada’s first medal on Day 9. Vallée and Erlam won bronze in the women’s 3m synchronized springboard with a total of 297.00 points. They shared the podium with Australia (316.53) and Malaysia (299.85), who took first and second place respectively. Caeli McKay and Celina Toth took fifth place.
Canada secured 4 medals in Rhythmic Gymnastics this Saturday.
Suzanna Shahbazian won silver on ball with a score of 29,050. Joe Ee NG of Malaysia (29,700) and Anna Sokolova of Cyprus (28,800) took first and third place respectively. Carmel Kallemaa won silver (29,100) in the Clubs event. She was ousted by Australia’s Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva (29,400). Izzah Binti Amzan of Malaysia completed the podium (28,600) in the bronze position.
Carmel Kallemaa added another medal to her tally, taking bronze (28.200) in the hoop competition, just behind Anna Sokolova of Cyprus (28.300). Gemma Natasha Frizelle of Wales won gold (28,700). Kallemaa completed her hat trick by winning bronze in the ribbon (27,500). Joe Ee NG (27,800) of Malaysia and Louise Christie (27,550) of Scotland took first and second place respectively.
Both the men and women of Team Canada will be playing for the gold medal today after two outstanding performances.
In the women’s beach volleyball semifinals, Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan New Zealand won 19:17. After New Zealand claimed victory in a tight first set, Humana-Paredes and Pavan made a comeback and won the next two.
The men’s team, Sam Schachter and Daniel Dearing, played three mandatory sets against England’s Javier and Joaquin Bello (15-21, 21-13, 15-7). Schachter and Dearing were able to defeat the Bello twins and will play for the gold medal.
In badminton, Michelle Li advanced to the semi-finals after beating Northern Ireland’s Rachael Darragh 2-0.
Canada took home three bronze medals in boxing today.
Priyanka Dhillon achieved the bronze medal in the women’s 48 kg after losing to her opponent Nitu Ghanghas of India in the semifinals.
Olympian Wyatt Sanford earned his bronze medal in the men’s 63.5 kg division and Keoma-Ali Al-Ahmadieh won Canada’s third boxing bronze medal in the men’s 57 kg division.