Commonwealth Games: Medals, personal bests and big wins on Day 7
Team Canada’s medal tally grows by three, as Canadians found the podium and achieved personal bests at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Here’s what went down on day 7 in Australia.
Three-time Olympic medallist Meaghan Benfeito and her new partner Caeli McKay earned a spot on the diving podium on the Gold Coast. The pair secured silver in the women’s 10m synchronized diving event, for their first Commonwealth Games medal together.
Django Lovett had a Commonwealth Games experience to remember, leaping to 2.30m for a new personal best and a bronze medal. The Canadian finished behind Aussie winner Brandon Starc and silver medallist from the Bahamas Jamal Wilson.
Marie-Jeanne Parent became the first Canadian boxer to reach the podium in Australia, earning a Commonwealth Games bronze.
Team Canada’s beach volleyball players had a big day 7 in Australia. Both the men’s and women’s volleyball teams are headed to the gold medal final, taking place on day 8. In order to reach the final, Sam Schachter and Samuel Pedlow topped New Zealand while Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Pared defeated Cyprus.
Medal Table after Day 7
Australia: 56 gold, 43 silver, 45 bronze = 144
England: 25 gold, 30 silver, 21 bronze = 76 total
Canada: 8 gold, 22 silver, 17 bronze = 47 total