Canada’s Maude Charron wins weightlifting gold at Commonwealth Games with record-setting performance

Canadian weightlifter Maude Charron set several Commonwealth Games records while winning gold in the women’s 64 kilogram event on Monday in Birmingham, England, adding to Canada’s medal haul on day four .

The Rimouski, Que., native lifted 98kg on her first snatch attempt and then set a Games record with 101kg on her third attempt, rebounding after failing to complete the lift on her second.

Charron continued her outstanding performance in the clean and jerk program, improving her lifts from 123 kg to 127 kg and finally to 130 kg while breaking her record from previous Games and winning Canada’s fourth gold medal.

Charron finished with a Games-record total of 231 kg.

The 29-year-old is the reigning Olympic champion in the same event, and she also won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the women’s 63kg event.

Charron was one of Canada’s flag bearers at the opening ceremonies along with wheelchair racer Josh Cassidy.

Australian Sarah Cochrane won silver after lifting 100kg in the snatch and 116 in the clean and jerk for a total of 216kg.

Nigerian Islamiyat Yusuf won bronze with a total of 212kg after a snatch of 93kg and a clean and jerk of 119kg.

Canadian artistic gymnasts win 4 medals

Four artistic gymnasts got Team Canada off to a flying start on day four of competition.

Félix Dolci, 20, won silver in the men’s floor exercise after scoring 5.900 difficulty points and 8.266 execution points.

The Laval, Que., native finished with a total of 14.166 points, 500 behind gold medalist Jake Jarman and 200 ahead of Giarnni Regini-Moran, who won bronze. Jarman and Regini-Moran are from England.

Dolci finished fourth in the men’s all-around final on Saturday, which was also won by Jarman.

WATCH l Dolci wins silver in the men’s floor exercise:

Felix Dolci wins floor routine silver at Commonwealth Games

The Canadian gymnast finished half a point behind the gold medalist in England on Monday.

Laurie Denommée of Laval, Que., also won the silver medal in the women’s vault final.

The 21-year-old tied with gold medalist Georgia Godwin of Australia at 13.233 but missed out on first place due to the higher execution standards.

The Canadian outshot Godwin on the second attempt, shooting 12.900 to beat the Australian 12.766. In the first round, Denommée had 13.566 points, 134 less than Godwin.

Shannon Archer of Scotland took bronze with 13.083 while fellow Canadian Emma Spence was fourth (13.050).

WATCH l Named is content with silver at the jump:

Laurie Denommee misses vault gold on tiebreaker, settles for silver

The Canadian tied Australia’s Georgia Godwin with the same average score on vault, but Godwin won gold with a higher score in her first vault at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

On men’s pommel horse, Jayson Rampersad notched another artistic gymnastics medal for Canada with a score of 14.000.

Rampersad, who just turned 19 on Sunday, had a difficulty score of 5.900 and 8.100 points in the executions column to finish behind Northern Irishman Rhys Mc Clenaghan (14.133) and England’s Joe Fraser (14.833) .

WATCH l Rampersad wins bronze on men’s pommel horse:

Jayson Rampersad takes bronze on pommel horse in England

The Canadian gymnast took third place in the men’s individual competition on Monday at the Commonwealth Games.

Chris Kaji added a fourth podium for Canadian artistic gymnasts with a bronze medal in the men’s rings final.

The 22-year-old scored 5.900 in difficulty and 8.366 in execution for a total of 14.266 points – just 0.034 less than silver medalist Sokratis Pilakouris of Cyprus.

England’s Courtney Tulloch won the Commonwealth title in this event with 14,400 points.

On Friday, Dolci, Rampersad and Kaji helped Canada win silver in the men’s team event along with Mathys Jalbert and Kenji Tamane.

WATCH l Kaji wins 4th Canadian Artistic Gymnastics Medal on Day 4:

Chris Kaji takes bronze in men’s rings

The Canadian gymnast narrowly missed the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.

Mitchell, Coles-Lyster cycle to bronze

Kelsey Mitchell of Sherwood Park, Alta., won her fourth Commonwealth Games medal in the women’s keirin final at Lee Valley VeloPark in London.

After winning three silver medals in the first three days of competition, Mitchell added a bronze medal to her collection while finishing 0.156 seconds behind gold medalist Ellesse Andrews of New Zealand.

England’s Sophie Capewell took the silver medal, 0.050 seconds behind Andrews.

WATCH l Mitchell wins 4th Commonwealth Games medal:

Kelsey Mitchell’s keirin bronze is her 4th Commonwealth Games medal

The Canadian finished third in a hotly contested keirin final in London on Monday.

Maggie Coles-Lyster of Maple Ridge, BC also made it to the podium winning the bronze medal in the women’s 10k scratch final.

The 23-year-old finished behind Laura Kenny of England, who took gold, and silver medalist Michaela Drummond of New Zealand.

Vachon goes bronze

Nicolas Vachon won a bronze medal in the men’s 81 kilogram category.

The 26-year-old from Saint-Hippolyte, Que., lifted 140 kg in his third and final snatch attempt and 180 kg in his second clean and jerk world record attempt.

Vachon won gold on his last try, but failed to lift 187 kg. Chris Murray of England set a new Games record with 325kg to win gold, while Australian Kyle Bruce won silver with 323kg.

WATCH l Vachon wins bronze in men’s 81 kg weightlifting:

Nicholas Vachon wins bronze in men’s weightlifting 81 kg

The Canadian weightlifter posted 140 kg in the snatch and 180 kg in the clean and jerk to take third place at the Commonwealth Games.

3 other medals obtained

Three other medals have already been won by Canadian athletes on Monday.

Sisters Christa Deguchi and Kelly Deguchi qualified for the judo finals in the 57kg and 52kg categories, respectively.

The Canadian Women’s 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball Team beat Scotland 12-5 to advance to the tournament final.

The fast-paced 3×3 format debuts in the 2022 edition in both the able-bodied and wheelchair basketball disciplines.

The Canadian team won 82 at the Games four years ago in Australia. The Games will end on Monday, August 8.

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