Canadian swimmer Summer McIntosh captured her second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games on Monday by winning the women’s 200-metre individual medley title in Birmingham, England — adding to Canada’s medal haul on Day 4.
“I didn’t know what to expect because the 200 IM is more of a sprinting event for me,” said McIntosh. “I was happy with how I raced and my time. The only pressure I feel is what I put on myself. The only thing that matters is my expectations.”
Abbie Wood of England took bronze with a time of 2:10.68. Canada’s Mary-Sophie Harvey finished sixth, 3.78 seconds behind McIntosh.
McIntosh, a Toronto native, also topped the podium in the women’s 400m individual medley on Friday in her Commonwealth Games debut — setting a new Games record in the process.
WATCH l 15-year-old McIntosh grabs 2nd Commonwealth Games gold medal:
McIntosh then helped the Canadian team win bronze in the women’s 4x100m freestyle on Saturday and silver in the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay on Sunday.
She also claimed two gold medals at the World Championships last month in Budapest, winning the 200m butterfly and 400m medley. She is Canada’s youngest-ever swimming world champion and the first Canadian swimmer to capture multiple gold medals at the same worlds.
Canada’s 15 medals on Monday have propelled the country to six gold, 11 silver and 16 bronze so far at the 2022 Commonwealth Games for a total of 33.
The Canadian team won 82 four years ago in Australia. The Games close on Monday, Aug. 8.
Charron wins record-setting weightlifting gold
Canadian weightlifter Maude Charron set multiple Commonwealth Games records while capturing gold in the women’s 64-kilogram event.
The Rimouski, Que., native lifted 98 kg on her first snatch attempt and went on to set a Games record with 101 kg on her third attempt, rebounding after failing to complete the lift on her second.
Charron continued her stellar performance in the clean and jerk program, improving her lifts from 123 kg to 127 kg and finally 130 kg while breaking her previous Games record and claiming Canada’s fourth gold medal of these Games.
Charron finished with a Games record total of 231 kg.
WATCH l Charron dazzles en route to 64kg weightlifting gold:
The 29-year-old is the reigning Olympic champion in the same event, and she also won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the women’s 63-kg event.
Charron served as one of Canada’s flag-bearers at the opening ceremony along with wheelchair racer Josh Cassidy.
Australia’s Sarah Cochrane won silver after lifting 100 kg in the snatch and 116 in the clean and jerk for a 216 kg total. Nigeria’s Islamiyat Yusuf took bronze with a total of 212 kg after a 93 kg snatch and 119 kg clean and jerk.
WATCH l Charron reflects on performance:
Deguchi sisters claim gold, silver in judo
A golden score ippon lifted Canadian judoka Christa Deguchi to a gold medal in the women’s under-57 kg category.
The 26-year-old faced England’s Acelya Toprak in the gold-medal event after defeating England’s Lele Nairne by waza-ari in a semifinal.
Christa, the 2019 world champion in the same category, was born in Nagano, Japan, but switched alliances to Canada in 2017. Her resume also includes Pan American gold medals in the -57 kg event at San José 2018 and Lima 2019.
“I think this is my first time being on a podium the same day as my sister, so this was so exciting today,” said Christa Deguchi.
WATCH l Christa Deguchi captures -57kg judo Commonwealth title:
Her younger sister Kelly Deguchi made it to the women’s under-52 kg final by defeating Marie Celine Baba Matia of Cameroon by ippon and waza-ari in a semifinal.
In the gold-medal decision, the 23-year-old was bested by Tinka Easton of Australia, suffering a waza-ari in golden score to settle for silver.
WATCH l Judoka Kelly Deguchi earns -52kg silver:
Masse, Bérubé, Acevedo add swimming medals
Canadian swimmer Kylie Masse claimed silver in the women’s 200m backstroke final, touching the wall in 2:07.81.
The 22-year-old from LaSalle, Ont., finished behind Australia’s Kaylee McKeown, who set a Games record with 2:05.60. Scotland’s Katie Shanahan rounded out the podium with a time of 2:09.22.
WATCH | Masse grabs 2nd silver of Games:
Masse also won silver in the same event last summer at the Tokyo Olympics. She now has two medals in Birmingham after claiming silver in the women’s 100m backstroke on Sunday.
Camille Bérubé continued Canada’s success in the pool with a personal-best performance in what is expected to be her last international race.
The 27-year-old from Gatineau, Que., finished with a time of 1:43.81 to claim bronze in the 100m breaststroke SB6.
Bérubé finished 11.09 seconds behind gold medallist Maisie Summers-Newton of England. Grace Harvey, also from England, took silver.
WATCH | Bronze for Bérubé:
Javier Acevedo added the fourth Canadian swimming medal of the day by taking bronze in the men’s 50-metre backstroke event.
The 24-year-old set a time of 24.97 seconds to finish 0.32 behind gold medallist Andrew Jeffcoat of New Zealand. South African Pieter Coetze was second.
“I’m so happy to finally break a barrier,” said Acevedo. “I’ve wanted to go [for] a best time in this event for a while. Winning a medal is just icing on the cake for me.”
WATCH | Acevedo swims to bronze in 50m backstroke:
Canadian artistic gymnasts capture 4 medals
Four artistic gymnasts powered Team Canada to a strong start on the fourth day of competition.
Félix Dolci of Laval, Que., earned silver in the men’s floor exercise after earning 5.900 difficulty points and 8.266 execution points.
Dolci finished with a total of 14.166 points, 500 behind gold medallist Jake Jarman and 200 more than Giarnni Regini-Moran, who took bronze. Both Jarman and Regini-Moran represent England.
“I’m feeling really, really proud, really blessed, happy to have good results for the country,” said Dolci. “Silver’s a really good accomplishment. Obviously, we’re always striving for the gold but, I mean, my friend Jake [Jarman] did a brilliant performance so he totally deserve it.”
Dolci finished fourth in the men’s all-around final on Saturday, which was also won by Jarman.
WATCH l Dolci earns men’s floor exercise silver:
Laurie Denommée of Laval, Que., also earned silver in the women’s vault final.
The 21-year-old finished tied with gold medallist Georgia Godwin of Australia with 13.233 points, but missed out on first place due to the highest execution score criteria.
The Canadian outdid Godwin on her second attempt, reaching a score of 12.900 to beat the Australian’s 12.766. Denommée tallied 13.566 points on her first attempt, 134 shy of Godwin’s.
Shannon Archer of Scotland earned bronze with 13.083, while fellow Canadian Emma Spence finished fourth (13.050).
WATCH l Denommée settles for silver in vault:
In the men’s pommel horse, Jayson Rampersad grabbed bronze for Canada with a score of 14.000.
Rampersad, who just celebrated his 19th birthday on Sunday, earned a 5.900 difficulty score and 8.100 points in the execution column to finish behind Northern Ireland’s Rhys Mc Clenaghan (14.133) and England’s Joe Fraser (14.833).
WATCH l Rampersad wins men’s pommel horse bronze:
Chris Kaji added a fourth podium for Canadian artistic gymnasts with a bronze medal in the men’s rings final.
The 22-year-old had scores of 5.900 in difficulty and 8.366 in execution for a total of 14.266 points — just 0.034 shy of silver medallist Sokratis Pilakouris from Cyprus.
England’s Courtney Tulloch won the Commonwealth title with 14.400 points.
On Friday, Dolci, Rampersad and Kaji helped Canada claim silver in the men’s team event along with Mathys Jalbert and Kenji Tamane.
WATCH l Kaji claims Canada’s 4th artistic gymnastics medal of Day 4:
Mitchell, Coles-Lyster cycle to bronze
Kelsey Mitchell collected her fourth medal of the Commonwealth Games in the women’s keirin finals at Lee Valley VeloPark in London.
After claiming three silver medals through the first three days of competition, the Sherwood Park, Alta., native added a bronze to her collection while finishing 0.156 seconds behind gold medallist Ellesse Andrews of New Zealand.
England’s Sophie Capewell took silver, coming 0.050 seconds shy of Andrews.
WATCH l Mitchell wins 4th medal of Commonwealth Games:
Maple Ridge, B.C.’s Maggie Coles-Lyster also reached the podium by capturing bronze in the women’s 10km scratch final.
The 23-year-old finished behind Laura Kenny of England, who struck gold, and silver medallist Michaela Drummond of New Zealand.
WATCH l Coles-Lyster cycles to 10km scratch bronze:
Ashworth, Vachon lift to silver, bronze
Canadian weightlifter Alexis Ashworth lifted 91 kg in her second snatch attempt and 119 kg in the clearn and jerk program to claim the women’s 71 kg silver medal in her first Commonwealth Games.
The 23-year-old had a total of 214, to edge India’s Harjinder Kaur by two kilograms. Sarah Davies of England posted Commonwealth records of 103 kg in the snatch and 126 kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 229 kg to take gold.
WATCH | Ashworth secures women’s 71kg silver:
Nicolas Vachon lifted to a bronze medal in the men’s 81-kilogram category.
The 26-year-old from Saint-Hippolyte, Que., lifted 140 kg on his third and final snatch attempt and 180 kg on his second clean and jerk.
Vachon went for gold with his last try, but failed to lift 187 kg and finished with a 320 kg total. England’s Chris Murray won gold while setting a Games record with a 325 kg total, while Australia’s Kyle Bruce won silver with 323 kg.
WATCH l Vachon secures men’s 81kg weightlifting bronze:
Canada’s 3×3 basketball teams secure 3 medals
Canada’s 3×3 basketball teams went three for four in semifinal play on Monday, punching all but one ticket to the finals in both wheelchair basketball and able-bodied tournaments.
The women’s wheelchair basketball squad defeated Scotland 12-5 to secure at least a silver medal while the men’s wheelchair basketball downed Malaysia 14-9 to also advance to the gold-medal game.
Both squads will face Australia for gold.
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In the able-bodied tournament, the Canadian women topped New Zealand 16-11 to set up a final with England. The Canadian men were narrowly edged by England 13-12, and will play Scotland for bronze at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday.
The session featuring all finals will start on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. ET.
The fast-paced 3×3 format is making its debut in 2022’s edition in both able-bodied and wheelchair basketball disciplines.