Commonwealth Games: wrestlers lead all nations in gold

Commonwealth Games: wrestlers lead all nations in gold

By Asif Hossain

Canada’s wrestlers wrapped up their Commonwealth Games grappling four more medals on Thursday, bringing their total to 12 in Glasgow.

Four Canadians advanced to the gold medal match on the mats. Two of them took home gold for seven in the Commonwealth Games – most by any nation.

The latest Canadian Commonwealth wrestling champions are Danielle Lappage in the women’s 63 kg class and Tamerlan Tagziev in the men’s 86 kg competition. Brittanee Laverdure (women’s 55 kg) and Jevon Balfour (men’s 65 kg) took home silver medals from their final matches.

Artistic Gymnastics

Canada pulled in another four medals from gymnastics on Thursday, including the country’s third straight 1-2 finish at the Commonwealth Games in as many days. Scott Morgan (gold) and Kevin Lytwyn (silver) proved dominant in men’s rings. Earlier this week Canada finished 1-2 in women’s mountain bike and the heptathlon.

It was the second medal of the day for Morgan, who had earlier won silver in floor exercise. Olympian Ellie Black also won a silver medal, hers came in women’s vault.

Weightlifting

George Kobaladze set a couple of Games records on way to taking the gold medal in the +105 kg category. Kobaladze broke the clean & jerk mark by lifting 229 kg and the total weight record with 400 kg.

Diving

Meaghan Benfeito made it two gold medals in as many days, this time taking the individual 10m competition. Her synchro partner Roseline Filion also made the podium, winning the 10m bronze as the Olympic duo put away more hardware in an impressive and consistent season.

Athletics

Canada’s good form in track and field continued in Glasgow with Cristabel Nettey reaching the podium for a bronze medal in women’s long jump.

Canada is now comfortably third in the medal table with 27 gold (nine behind second place Australia), 13 silver and 25 bronze.

By Asif Hossain

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