2022 Commonwealth Video games: Wally wins gold as Staff Canada wins 8 medals on Day 8 – Staff Canada

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Canadian athletes received eight medals on the eighth day of competitors on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham, England.

There have been two within the diving pool as Miya Wali continued her meteoric rise and 6 was highlighted by a formidable efficiency from Amar Dhesi on the wrestling mat.

Staff Canada on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games

Here is a fast take a look at the motion, together with a few of the different Canadians who saved up their march towards the rostrum:

of diving

Mia Valli was a continuation mannequin within the girls’s 1 meter springboard ultimate. After successful bronze within the occasion on the FINA World Championships in late June, Valli claimed the Commonwealth Video games gold medal. She scored a complete of 291.85 factors from her 5 dives, giving her a successful margin of 12.25 factors.

After ending second by lower than half a degree after the primary dive, Wally took the highest spot and by no means gave it up. His teammate Margo Erlam completed ninth within the ultimate.

Rylan Venus and Nathan Zombor-Murray received silver within the males’s 10m synchro occasion. He scored a complete of 413.85 factors for his six dives, as he was 15.93 factors behind gold medalists Matty Lee and Noah Williams of England. The English pair had been silver medalists on the FINA World Championships the place the Canadians received the bronze. Venus and Zombor-Murray completed simply 1.29 factors forward of bronze medalists Dominic Bedgood and Kasiel Rousseau of Australia.


There have been six Canadian gamers in Friday’s medal match, with 4 combating for gold.

Amar Dhesi was in a position to declare the gold medal that day, successful the lads’s 125kg freestyle occasion with a fall. He dominated the match in opposition to Pakistan’s Zaman Anwar, scoring his first level in simply 30 seconds and reaching 9–2 earlier than the match resulted in two minutes and 10 seconds.

Ana Godínez González made an early leap within the girls’s 62kg ultimate, taking a 4-0 lead over her India rival Sakshi Malik to enter the break in the course of the match. However lower than a minute into his resume, Malik received by pinning Canada and sending Godinez González dwelling with a silver.

Linda Morris received her personal silver medal within the girls’s 68kg occasion. She misplaced 5–1 to Blessing Oboruddu of Nigeria in that ultimate. Lachlan McNeil will return dwelling with a silver medal within the males’s 65kg freestyle occasion. He was defeated 9-2 by Bajrang Punia of India within the ultimate.

Hannah Taylor received the bronze medal within the girls’s 57kg occasion. It took her simply 35 seconds to beat Kenya’s Sofia Ayieta to win. Alex Moore received the bronze medal within the males’s 86 kg freestyle occasion, successful 10–0 by technical superiority in only one minute.


There are a number of Canadians who will get an opportunity to run for the rostrum this weekend. Brendan Rodney was second in his 200m semifinal warmth and reached the ultimate because the fifth quickest man with a time of 20.68 seconds. Natasha McDonald completed second solely to two-time Olympic champion Ellen Thompson-Hera of Jamaica within the 200m semifinal warmth. McDonald’s time of 23.21 seconds was the season’s greatest and was sixth within the ultimate.

Kyra Constantine completed fourth amongst all girls who certified for the 400m ultimate together with her season-best time of 51.78 seconds. Michelle Harrison enters the ultimate of the ladies’s 100 meters hurdles. Lucia Stafford certified for the ladies’s 1500m ultimate. Christabel Netty has reached the ultimate of the ladies’s lengthy leap.

Opening ceremony flag bearer Josh Cassidy positioned fifth within the males’s T53/54 1500 m wheelchair race with teammate Alexandre DuPont in sixth.

seaside volleyball

It was the quarterfinal day of the ladies’s and males’s tournaments. Sara Pawan and Melissa Humana-Paredes earned a straight-set victory (21-9, 21-11) over the Sri Lankan pair to succeed in the semi-finals on Saturday wherein they are going to face New Zealand’s Elise Ziman and Shuana Poli. Canadians are the present Commonwealth Video games champions.

Sam Schachter and Daniel Dearing beat their Cypriot opponents 2-0 (21-9, 21-11) to succeed in the semi-finals in opposition to English pair of Javier Bello and Joaquin Bello on Saturday.


Michelle Lee took the subsequent step in the direction of successful a second profession Commonwealth Video games gold medal. The 2014 girls’s singles champion received her Spherical of 16 match 2–0 (21–10, 21–9) over Khan Insirah of Singapore. Lee’s quarterfinals will happen on Saturday.

Within the girls’s doubles, Rachel Hondrich and Kristen Tsai additionally received their spherical of 16 match by defeating the Scottish pair 2–0 (21–12, 21–15).

rhythmic gymnastics

A day after successful gold within the workforce occasion, Carmel Kallema and Suzana Shahbazian each completed within the prime eight within the particular person all-around ultimate. Kallema completed sixth whereas Shahbaziyan was eighth. They’ll return to the sector on Saturday for the person system ultimate.

The 2022 Commonwealth Video games will run till 8 August and can see 268 Canadian athletes competing in 18 sports activities and 5 para sports activities. You possibly can reside stream the motion on CBC Gem, cbcsports.ca and the CBC Sports activities apps for iOS and Android units., Among the competitors may even be proven on CBC TV broadcasts over the weekend.

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