Archive for the ‘Sports/Commonwealth Games/News’ Category

Alysha Newman is raising the bar in Canadian pole vault

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

There may be nothing natural about launching yourself several metres into the air on a fibreglass rod, but Canadian pole vault star Alysha Newman makes it look easy. Now she's reaching new heights in her sport.

Canada’s Django Lovett wins Commonwealth high jump medal

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Canadian Django Lovett won a bronze in the Commonwealth Games high jump Wednesday in Australia, recording a personal best of 2.30 metres.

Boxer Parent earns bronze, with more to come for Canada in Commonwealth Games ring

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Canadian boxer Marie-Jeanne Parent lost her semifinal Wednesday but will leave the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia with a bronze medal.

Canadian beach volleyball teams going for gold at Commonwealth Games

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Canada's beach volleyball teams will go for gold at the Commonwealth Games. Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan downed Mariota Angelopoulou and Manolina Konstantinou of Cyprus in semifinal action Wednesday while Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter defeated New Zealand brothers Ben and Sam O'Dea.

Pierce LePage has arrived

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

With his attention-grabbing medal win at the Commonwealth Games, his first major international event, young Canadian decathlete Pierce LePage announced himself as a man to watch on the road to the Tokyo Olympics.

Tough start for Canadian divers Abel, Citrini-Beaulieu at Commonwealth Games

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Disaster struck Canadian divers Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu in the three-metre synchronized springboard final at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

Taylor Ruck gives Canadian swimming a glimpse into the future

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

The Tokyo Olympics can't come soon enough for Canadian swimming after 17-year-old phenom Taylor Ruck matched a Commonwealth Games record with eight medals. But first there's an English exam to pass.

Canadian beach volleyball teams into Commonwealth semis

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
Canada Beach Volleyball Commonwealth Pedlow Schachter

Canada's men's and women's beach volleyball teams both advanced to the semifinals of the Commonwealth Games. Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter won 2-0 over a pair from Cyprus, while Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan beat Scotland in straight sets.

Canada’s Taylor Ruck wins 8th medal to equal Commonwealth Games record

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Canadian teenage swimmer Taylor Ruck matched the record for most medals won at a single Commonwealth Games by any athlete when she reached the podium for the eighth time in Australia on Tuesday.

Canada’s basketball teams reach Commonwealth semifinals

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Canada defeated England 97-79 Tuesday to earn a berth in the men's basketball semifinals against New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Canadian women had already qualified for the semifinals and will play either England or Jamaica.