Sarah Mitton’s gold medal in the women’s shot put on Wednesday highlighted Canada’s five gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England on Wednesday.
Maddison-Lee Wesche of New Zealand took the bronze medal.
The 26-year-old Mitton recovered from narrowly missing out on the podium at the World Championships in Athletics in July, where he placed fourth.
Sarah Mitton feels like a winner 🥇 🇨🇦
Team Canada swims to 5 medals
Canadian swimmers continued to shine on day 6.
Kylie Masse finished the women’s 50m backstroke final in 27.31 seconds to break her own Commonwealth record, which she set in the semi-final, and win gold for her third medal of the Games.
LaSalle, Ont. the native edged out Australian Mollie O’Callaghan by 0.16 seconds. Kaylee McKeown, also from Australia, won bronze.
Earlier in England, Masse won two silver medals in the 100m and 200m events.
WATCH l Masse breaks his own Commonwealth record en route to gold:
Para swimmer Nicholas Bennett posted a Games record in the men’s 200m freestyle S14 with a time of 1:54.97 to take gold, beating Australian Benjamin Hance by 0.53 seconds.
Jack Ireland, also from Australia, took the bronze medal.
Bennett secured one of her two silver medals at the Para world championships in June at the same event.
WATCH l Bennett sets up Commonwealth Games, takes Para swimming title:
McIntosh obtains the fifth and sixth medals of the Games
15-year-old phenom Summer McIntosh capped off her Commonwealth Games performance with two more silver medals.
The Toronto native swam the women’s 400m freestyle event in 3:59.32 to finish 1.26 behind Australia’s Ariarne Titmus, who posted a Commonwealth record to take gold.
Kiah Melverton, also from Australia, took the bronze medal, trailing her teammate by 5.06.
SILVER for Sumer McIntosh in less than 4 minutes 🙌 🥈
McIntosh set a new junior world record with her silver medal swimming in the women’s 400m freestyle 🇨🇦 pic .twitter.com/JmmaaNbbPH
McIntosh then returned to the water to help Canada’s women’s 4x100m mixed relay secure the silver medal along with Masse, Sophie Angus and Maggie Mac Neil and Masse.
The Australian team took gold with a time of 3:54.44, 2.15 faster than the Canadians. England took the bronze.
McIntosh claimed gold in the women’s 200 and 400-meter individual medley, silver and bronze in the freestyle relay in previous days of competition, adding to her recent success that includes four world championships medals in July.
The pool party for Canada continues 🇨🇦
Kylie Masse, Sophie Angus, Maggie MacNeil and Summer McIntosh swim towards a SILVER medal in the women’s 4x100m medley relay 🥈 pic.twitter.com/szacYL1nWw
Josh Liendo was another Canadian swimmer to climb to the podium, winning bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle final.
Fresh off his first Commonwealth gold, claimed on Tuesday in the 100m butterfly event, the 19-year-old Liendo had a time of 22.02 on Wednesday to finish 0.66 behind gold medalist Benjamin Proud of England.
The hosts also secured the silver medal, with Lewis Edward Burras finishing second.
WATCH Liendo swim to bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle:
Nahas wins gold in Canadian judo final
Canadian judoka Shady El Nahas and Kyle Reyes captured the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the men’s 100 kilogram final.
El Nahas, a 24-year-old Toronto native, outpointed Reyes by waza-ari for gold scoring to take the title. He previously defeated Harry Lovell-Hewitt of England in a semi-final.
Reyes, who also hails from Toronto, beat England’s Rhys Thompson to earn his ticket to the gold medal match.
A waza-ari is the second highest score a judoka can earn, while the gold score serves, in essence, as a sudden death overtime.
WATCH l El Nahas defeats fellow Canadian Reyes for the Commonwealth title:
El Nahas’ victory came a day after his brother Mohab won bronze in judo in the men’s 81kg event.
And because there were two Canadians in Wednesday’s final, the national team coach wasn’t in either athlete’s corner. Then Shady looked to his older brother for guidance.
Shady El Nahas narrowly missed out on a bronze medal at last summer’s Tokyo Olympics
“I was at the Olympics and we couldn’t do the opening ceremony or any of the activities,” he said. “So I’m glad I got to experience that here. It was amazing.”
Marc Deschenes wins gold in judo
Marc Deschenes added a second gold and a third medal of the day for the Canadian judoka by securing the men’s over 100kg title.
The 29-year-old defeated Australian Kody Andrews by two waza-aris in regulation time.
GOLD for Marc Deschenes 🥇
Deschenes takes home a gold medal in men’s +100kg judo 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/Zy4AX1xYLl un>
Hollie Naughton takes silver in women’s singles squash
Canada’s Hollie Naughton captured the silver medal in the women’s singles squash final to become the first Canadian woman to win a medal in the sport at the Commonwealth Games.
Naughton, the 20th-ranked player in the world, fell 3-1 to England’s Georgina Kennedy.
The Canadian bounced back with a 14-12 victory in the third game after losing the first two 11-7 and 11-5. Kennedy won the final frame 11-5 for gold.
WATCH Naughton becomes the first Canadian woman to win a Commonwealth medal in squash:
Zachary Gringas won bronze in the men’s 100m T37/T38 Para athletics final for the eleventh and final medal of the day for Canada.
He posted a time of 11.65m, 0.42s slower than gold medalist Evan O’Hanlon. South African Charl du Toit took silver.