Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil did what she does best in the women’s 100-m butterfly – win gold.
The 22-year-old Canadian finished just two hundredths of a second ahead of Australia’s Emma McKeon, who claimed the silver medal. Another Australian, Brianna Throssell, won the bronze medal.
WATCH l Neil strikes gold in 100m butterfly final:
Maggie Mac Neil earns gold in 100m butterfly final at Commonwealth Games
Mac Neil swam alongside fellow Canadians Katerine Savard and Rebecca Smith in the final, who finished in the fifth and eighth positions, respectively.
On Friday, Mac Neil helped Canada’s mixed 4×100 freestyle relay team earn bronze along with Rebecca Smith, Joshua Liendo Edwards and Javier Acevedo.
Turbide breaks records for Para swimming gold
Canadian Para swimmer Nicolas-Guy Turbide also delivered a gold medal, record-setting performance in the 50-m freestyle S13.
The Quebec City native swam for a time of 24.32 seconds to break both the Canadian and the Commonwealth Games records in the event.
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Nicolas-Guy Turbide captures gold in 50m para freestyle race at Commonwealth Games
Turbide narrowly edged Scotlands’ Stephen Clegg by just 0.01 seconds. Jacob Templeton of Australia finished third.
The victory adds to Turbide’s recent success. In June, the 25-year-old struck gold in the men’s 100 metre backstroke S13 race at the world para swimming championships in Portugal.
4x100m freestyle teams win bronze
Canadian swimmers kept the podium finishes coming on Saturday.
Canada’s women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team captured the bronze medal shortly before Josh Liendo led the way as the Canadian men’s team also captured the bronze medal.
Summer McIntosh, 15, who won gold in the women’s 400 IM on Friday, had a slower start than many expected as the first swimmer. Still, Canada’s Katerine Savard and Rebecca Smith kept pace with their competitors to set the stage for Maggie Mac Neil’s dominant anchor leg, nearly pushing Canada to silver with a time of 3:37.25.
BRONZE FOR CANADA 🇨🇦🥉<br><br>Summer McIntosh, Katerine Savard, Rebecca Smith and Maggie Mac Neil claim bronze in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay with a time of 3:37.25 👏 <a href=”https://t.co/6fRXxsVamD”>pic.twitter.com/6fRXxsVamD</a>
The Canadian women’s team won silver in the same event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with Mac Neil being the only swimmer to compete in both events.
On the men’s side, Liendo won the initial leg, with strong swims from Ruslan Gaziev, Finlay Knox and Javier Acevedo pushing Canada into the third spot and bronze medal position with a time of 3:13.01.
The podium in the men’s event perfectly mirrored that of the women’s event with Australia taking top spot and England capturing the silver medal.
Canada claims bronze 🇨🇦🥉<br><br>Joshua Liendo, Ruslan Gaziev, Finlay Knox and Javier Acevedo win bronze with a time of 3:13.01 in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2022 Commonwealth Games <a href=”https://t.co/etqjb0SWKB”>pic.twitter.com/etqjb0SWKB</a>
Kelsey Mitchell wins sprint silver
Canadian track cyclist Kelsey Mitchell raced to her second medal of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday, winning silver in the women’s sprint competition at Lee Valley VeloPark in London, England.
Mitchell, the Olympic champion in the event, reached her second podium in London after winning silver with teammates Lauriane Genest and Sarah Orban in the women’s team sprint final on Friday.
“Consistently silver,” Mitchell said. “Every competition’s tough, you go out there and give your best. Coming here today, obviously you go in to try and win that gold and win every race that you do. Came up a little bit short, but gave it my all. I’m happy to walk away with a silver.”
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Mitchell takes silver after tightly contested track cycling sprint
The 28-year-old from Sherwood Park, Alta., made quick work of the ⅛ finals, quarter-finals and semifinals before falling to New Zealand’s Ellesse Andrews in the gold final.
Mitchell continues her successful career after transitioning from soccer to cycling in 2017, with her women’s sprint silver being the latest addition to a resume that features Olympic, Pan Am and world championship medals.
Kaminski lifts to bronze
Canada’s Hannah Kaminski captured the bronze medal in the women’s 49-kilogram weightlifting competition later on Saturday.
The 28-year-old from Calgary scored 74 on the snatch and 97 on the clean and jerk. Her combined score of 171 fell just short of the silver medal won by Mauritius’ Roilya Ranaivosoa and gold medallist Chanu Saikhom Mirabai of India.
Kaminski’s resume also includes a gold medal at the 2022 Canadian Invitational and bronze at the San Diego International Open.
WATCH | Hannah Kaminski claims weightlifting bronze:
Hannah Kaminski claims bronze in women’s 49kg weightlifting
Cassidy finishes 4th in marathon
Wheelchair racer Josh Cassidy of Port Elgin, Ont., one of Canada’s flag-bearers in Thursday’s opening ceremonies, was fourth in the marathon. He finished in one hour 47 minutes 47 seconds.
“The course was tough, technical,” Cassidy said. “I love the technical aspects, but the hills and the elevation was a grind for sure.”
Canada’s Hannah Kaminski secures a BRONZE medal in the women’s 49kg at the 2022 Commonwealth Games 👏 🇨🇦 <a href=”https://t.co/sXepu8FLN9″>pic.twitter.com/sXepu8FLN9</a>
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