Tuesday, 5 October 2010

2nd Gold for Canada in Commonwealth Games

Weightlifter Marilou Dozois-Prevost of Montreal outduelled Onyeka Azike of Nigeria on Tuesday to win Canada's second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in the women's 53-kilogram weight class.

Dozois-Prevost lifted 82 kilograms in the snatch portion of the competition and 100 kilograms in the clean-and-jerk, to narrowly defeat the Nigerian in what was a two-woman competition for the top two podium spots.

The 24-year-old student at Universite du Quebec a Montreal won silver in the same competition at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and was 10th in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.

Meanwhile, Canada also won a bronze medal on Tuesday in artistic gymnastics, taking third place in the women's team event.

The five-member team picked up 154.75 points, which was just behind Australia (163.7) and England (158.2).

"It's very cool to win a medal. It's awesome. I'm so happy with bronze," said team member Catherine Dion of Gatineau, Que.

"Everyone's taking pictures. Everyone wants to talk to us. I'm so proud of the team."

The other members of the Canadian team were Kristin Klarenback of Edmonton, Cynthia Lemieux-Guillemette of Greenfield Park, Que., and Emma Willis of Sarnia, Ont., who competed in all four events, and Gabby May of Winnipeg, who performed in the vault, bars and floor.


Anonymous said...

not bad at all. i m following the medals score on my android app Commonwealth Games Dehli 2010

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