Olympic bronze medalist Kylie Masse of LaSalle, Ontario has won her second gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Sunday. Masse, who also won the gold medal in the women’s 100m backstroke on Saturday (the same event where she won Olympic gold), placed first in the women’s 200m backstroke.
Masse placed first in the women’s 200m backstroke with a winning time of 2:05.98 (a Commonwealth Games record). Taylor Ruck of Kelowna, British Columbia helped lead Canada to a 1-2 finish in the event, as she posted a silver medal winning time of 2:06.42. Emily Seebohm of Australia won the bronze medal with a time of 2:06.82. Masse earned a medal by 1.88 seconds over Kaylee McKeown of Australia, who finished in fourth place with a time of 2:07.86.
There was a second gold medalist for Canada at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. Shallon Olsen of Vancouver, British Columbia won the gold medal on the vault in women’s artistic gymnastics. Olsen had an average score of 14.566 points from her two vaults. Like the women’s 200m backstroke, it was a 1-2 Canadian finish as Ellie Black of Halifax won the silver medal with a score of 14.233 points. Emily Whitehead of Australia won the bronze medal with a score of 13.849 points. Olsen reached the podium by 0.75 points over Holly Jones of Wales, who finished in fourth place with a score of 13.816 points.
Team Canada won 10 other medals on Sunday in swimming, gymnastics, athletics and weightlifting. In swimming, Sarah Darcel of Victoria, British Columbia and Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson of Ottawa, Ontario won silver and bronze respectively in the women’s 200m individual medley, while Philippe Vachon of Laval, Quebec won bronze in the men’s 200m individual medley for athletes with a disability. In gymnastics, Scott Morgan of Vancouver, British Columbia won silver in the men’s floor and bronze in the men’s rings, Brittany Rogers of New Westminster, British Columbia won silver in the women’s uneven bars and Zachary Clay of Langley, British Columbia won bronze in the men’s pommel horse. In weightlifting, Boady Santavy of Sarnia, Ontario won silver in the men’s 94 kilograms and Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau won silver in the women’s 75 kilograms. In athletics, Mohammed Ahmed of St. Catharines, Ontario won silver in the men’s 5000 metres.