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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:39 pm
 


Swimmer Ryan Cochrane wins Canada’s first gold medal at Commonwealth Games

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GLASGOW — Swimmer Ryan Cochrane has Canada’s first gold medal of the Commonwealth Games.

The Victoria native won the 400-metre freestyle event in three minutes 43.46 seconds, 0.63 seconds ahead of Australia’s David McKeon.

England’s James Guy was third in 3:44.58.

Cochrane won gold in the same event four years ago at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi to go with another gold in the 1,500 metres.

The 25-year-old won bronze in the 1,500-metre freestyle at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and improved on that performace four years later with a silver in the same event at the London Games.

He also has six medals from the world championships.

Canada has two medals on the first day of the Games after Kirsten Sweetland won silver in triathlon.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:45 pm
 


Nice!

Kirsten Sweetland has had a hard go of it. She was within meters of winning last games, and fainted just before the finish. She's had to deal with lots of broken bones and torn ligaments since, and pulled off a Silver!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:00 am
 


Just found this online - actor Jason Statham in the 1990 Commonwealth games, diving for England!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:55 am
 


Day 2 of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and our athletes are doing well! :rock:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:03 am
 


Keep it going people! 3 more medals!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:39 pm
 


And at the end of the day, look at us go!! [cheer]


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:44 pm
 


The full list of medals won by Canadians at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland:

Gold

Ryan Cochrane (swimming): Men's 400m freestyle.
Team competition: Annabelle Kovacs, Maria Kitkarska, Patricia Bezzoubenko (rhythmic gymnastics)
Patricia Bezzoubenko (rhythmic gymnastics): Individual all-around.
Katerine Savard (swimming): Women's 100m butterfly.

Silver

Kirsten Sweetland (triathlon): Women's competition.

Bronze

Team competition: Alyson Ackman, Michelle Williams, Sandrine Mainville, Victoria Poon (swimming): Women's 4x100m freestyle.
Dorothy Ludwig (shooting): Women's 10m air pistol.
Alix Renaud-Roy (judo): Women's 70 kg.
Jonah Burt (judo): Men's 81 kg.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:03 pm
 


It's really a shame how little coverage the networks are giving the games..... :roll:

Not enough money in it for them I guess....


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:27 pm
 


It's absolutely brutal. CBC doesn't even have an event schedule on their site. It's a disgrace.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:34 am
 


Looks like we picked up a couple more! :rock: :rock: :rock:

Last night's results:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:49 am
 


Watch today for Trap Shooting and Susan Nattrass. She was the Flag Bearer for the opening ceremonies, and first competed for Canada in the Montreal Olympics in 1976 where she placed 25th in the mens' shooting event. 8O After 6 Olympic Games, 5 Pan American Games and now 5 Commonwealth Games, she is the most decorated trap shooter ever, and one of Canada's oldest competing athletes, at 63.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:25 am
 


How in the heck is Scotland ahead of us?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:28 am
 


bootlegga wrote:
How in the heck is Scotland ahead of us?


Home field advantage. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:19 am
 


Dang! India has won a bunch of medals today to surpass us!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:28 am
 


Hmmm. If any of those people have dual citizenship can both countries claim the medal? :!:


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