Canadian Olympic silver medalist Kylie Masse of Windsor, Ontario won her third career Commonwealth Games gold medal on Wednesday. She placed first in the women’s 50 metre backstroke at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Masse previously won the gold medal in the women’s 100 metre backstroke and 200 metre backstroke in Gold Coast, Australia.
Masse had a winning time on Wednesday of 27.31 seconds. Mollie O’Callaghan of Australia won the silver medal with a time of 27.47 seconds. Kaylee McKeown of Australia won the bronze medal with a time of 27.58 seconds.
Masse was one of two Canadians to win a gold medal in swimming. The other was Nicholas Bennett of Parksville, British Columbia in the men’s 200 metre freestyle in the S14 classification. Bennett, who has autism, had a winning time of 1:54.97. Ben Hance of Australia won the silver medal with a time of 1:55.50 and Jack Ireland of Australia won the bronze medal with a time of 1:56.15.
Team Canada won two gold medals in judo. In the men’s 100 kilograms, Canada won gold and silver, as Shady El Nahas of Toronto, Ontario beat Kyle Reyes of Brampton, Ontario in the final. The bronze medals were shared by Rhys Thompson and Harry Lovell-Hewitt of England. In addition to beating Reyes, El Nahas beat Tevita Takayawa of Fiji in the quarterfinals and Lovell-Hewitt in the semifinals. In the men’s 100+ kilograms, Marc Deschenes beat silver medalist Kody Andrews of New Zealand in the final. Liam Park of Australia and Sebastien Perrinne of Mauritius shared the bronze medal.
There was a fifth Canadian gold medal on Wednesday. In the women’s shot put, Sarah Mitton of Brooklyn, Nova Scotia had a winning throw of 19.03 metres. Danniel Thomas-Dodd of Jamaica won the silver medal with a throw of 18.98 metres. Maddi Wesche of New Zealand won the bronze medal with a time of 18.84 metres.
Team Canada won four more medals on Wednesday. Hollie Naughton of Oakville, Ontario won silver in women’s squash, Summer McIntosh of Toronto, Ontario won silver in the women’s 400 metre freestyle, Canada won silver in the women’s 4×100 metre medley swimming relay, and Zachary Gingras of Markham, Ontario won the bronze medal in the men’s 100 metres in the T38 classification.
Team Canada has won 57 medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games (16 gold medals, 20 silver medals, 21 bronze medals). Australia leads the medal standings with 125 medals and England is second with 109 medals.