Canada wins 17 medals on final Saturday of 2022 Commonwealth Games

Justina Di Stasio (Wikimedia Commons)

Team Canada won 17 medals on the final Saturday of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Of the 17 medals, were three gold medals, five silver medals and nine bronze medals.

The gold medals came in wrestling and athletics. In the women’s 76 kilogram freestyle wrestling division, Justina Di Stasio of Burnaby, British Columbia placed first. On Saturday, Di Stasio, who was the world wrestling champion in Budapest in 2018, beat silver medalist Hannah Rueben of Nigeria 4-2 in the gold medal match, Naomi De Bruine of Australia 10-0 in the quarterfinals and Pooja Sihag of India 6-0 in the semifinals. Sihag and Georgina Nelthorpe of England shared the bronze medal.

Canada’s second gold medal in wrestling came in the men’s 97 kilogram freestyle division. That is where Nishan Randhawa of Abbotsford, British Columbia placed first. Randhawa beat silver medalist Nicolaas de Lange of South Africa 9-3 in the final. He also beat Deepak Nehra of India 8-6 in the quarterfinals and Tayab Raza of Pakistan 7-0 in the semifinals. Thomas Barns of Australia and Nehra shared the bronze medals.

Canada’s third gold medal on Saturday came in the women’s hammer throw. Camryn Rogers of Richmond, British Columbia was one of two Canadians on the podium. She had a throw of 74.08 metres to take gold. The other Canadian medalist was Jillian Weir, who had a bronze medal throw of 67.35 metres. Julia Ratcliffe of New Zealand won the silver medal with 69.63 metres.

Canada’s silver medals came in rhythmic gymnastics, athletics and wrestling. Carmel Kallemaa of Thornhill, Ontario┬áplaced second in the women’s rhythmic gymnastics individual clubs with a score of 29.1 points, and Suzanna Shahbazian of Montreal, Quebec placed second in the women’s rhythmic gymnastics individual ball event with a score of 29.05 points. Kallemaa also won a bronze medal in the women’s rhythmic gymnastics individual ribbon event with a score of 27.5 points and won a bronze medal in the women’s rhythmic gymnastics individual hoop event with a score of 28.2 points. In the men’s hammer throw, Ethan Katzberg of Nanaimo, British Columbia won silver with a throw of 76.36 metres. Meanwhile, wrestlers Madison Parks of Komoka, Ontario and Samantha Stewart of London. Ontario each won silver. Parks claimed second in the women’s 50 kilogram division and Stewart claimed second in the women’s 53 kilogram division.

Canada’s other six bronze medals on Saturday came in boxing, diving, and wrestling. In boxing, Priyanka Dhillon of Winnipeg, Manitoba placed third in the women’s 48 kilogram weight class, and Wyatt Sanford of Kennetcook, Nova Scotia placed third in the men’s 63.5 kilogram weight class. In the women’s three metre synchronized springboard diving, Margo Erlam of Calgary, Alberta and Mia Vallee of Beaconsfield, Quebec placed third with a total score of 297 points. In wrestling, Darthe Capellan of Coquitlam, British Columbia won bronze in the men’s 57 kilogram weight class, and Jasmit Phulka of Abbotsford, British Columbia won bronze in the men’s 74 kilogram weight class.

Team Canada has now won 84 medals at the Commonwealth Games (22 gold medals, 29 silver medals and 33 bronze medals). Australia leads with 155 medals and England is second with 148 medals.


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