Canada’s Maya Leyler units a document on the Commonwealth Video games, successful gold in weightlifting

Canada’s Maya Leyler broke two Commonwealth Video games information by successful gold within the ladies’s 76kg class in Birmingham, England on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old from Toronto lifted 100kg in her first snatch try to guide the occasion earlier than posting Commonwealth information of 128kg within the clear and jerk raise and 228kg whole.

Silver medalist Taiwo Liadi of Nigeria lifted 96kg within the snatch and 120kg within the clear and jerk, simply 12kg shy of Canada.

Nauru’s Maximina Uepa lifted a complete of 216 kg.

WATCH: Maya Leller claims ladies’s 76kg weightlifting gold in fashion:

Maya Leller units 2 Commonwealth information by successful gold in weightlifting

The Canadian set a Video games document on Tuesday along with her clear and jerk raise of 128kg and her whole raise of 228kg.

Leller had additionally gained a gold medal in the identical class on the 2021 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships held in Tashkent. Two years in the past, Canada gained the 71kg title in Apia.

Her gold medal added Canada’s seventh prize on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games. To this point, Canadian athletes have additionally gained a complete of 11 silver and 16 bronze medals out of a complete of 34.

Spence gained his third bronze medal

Emma Spence of Cambridge, Ont., gained her third Commonwealth Video games bronze medal within the ladies’s steadiness beam occasion.

The 19-year-old gymnast completed with 5.100 in problem and seven.966 in execution to whole 13.066, 0.400 behind Australia’s gold medalist Kate MacDonald. Australia’s Georgia Godwin took silver with 13.433 factors.

Watch Spence land the ladies’s steadiness beam podium:

Emma Spence took steadiness beam bronze for her third medal of the Video games

The Canadian gymnast’s efficiency on the steadiness beam earned her her third bronze medal on the Commonwealth Video games.

Spence gained bronze within the ladies’s group occasion on Saturday and the ladies’s all-around closing on Sunday.

The Canadian almost added a fourth bronze medal to her checklist within the ladies’s flooring train, ending simply 0.034 shy of Emily Whitehead’s rating of 13.000 to earn the Australian bronze.

Toronto’s Cassandra Lee completed fifth, behind Spence.

Felix Dolci of Laval, Ky., narrowly missed the rostrum within the males’s vault and males’s parallel bars finals, ending fourth in each occasions.

Canada’s males’s 3×3 basketball group gained bronze

The Canadian 3×3 basketball group goes four-for-four for medals on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games.

The boys’s able-bodied group gained bronze with a 13-12 win over Scotland on Tuesday. Bikramjit Gill led the Canadians with 5 factors, whereas Alex Dean Johnson added 4 and Jordan Zaki Jensen-White added three.

On Monday, Canada was defeated by England 13-12 within the semi-final match.

All three different Canadian groups within the sport have already earned medals, reaching the finals within the ladies’s able-bodied occasion and the boys’s and ladies’s 3×3 wheelchair basketball occasions.

The three medal occasion periods will start on Tuesday at 2:30 PM ET.

Each wheelchair 3×3 basketball groups will face Australia for the gold medal, whereas the ladies’s able-bodied group will face England.

For extra tales concerning the experiences of Black Canadians — from anti-Black racism to success tales within the Black group — try Being Black in Canada, a CBC mission Black Canadians are pleased with. You’ll be able to learn extra tales right here


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