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July 24,2014(ISN) – TEAM CANADA 2014 – DAY 1 RESULTS


In the mixed team event, Canada dominated the Falkland Islands in Group D play by a
score of 5-0.

Players were: Adrian Liu and Derrick Ng (men’s doubles), Michelle Li (women’s
singles), Andrew D’Souza (men singles), Alex Bruce and Phyllis Chan (women’s
doubles) and finally Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich (mixed doubles).


The Team Sprint Men rode for bronze against Australia, and lost, therefore settling
for 4th place. Time: 45.054 (Hugo Barette, Joseph Veloce, Vincent de Haître)


The Canadian women lost their opening pool match against India by a tight score of
4-2. They play South Africa tomorrow at 9 p.m.

The men also lost their opening match against New Zealand by a score of 3-1.


The Canadian team of Patricia Bezzoubenko (59.575), Annabelle Kovacs (50.700) and
Maria Kitkarska (55.350) won gold in the team event. Team score: GOLD 141.450


The women’s fours (Jackie Foster, Laura Hawryszko, Leanne Chinery and Mary Ann
Beath) lost their opening match against England by a score of 21-11.

In their opener, the men’s triple’s (Chris Stadnyk, Kevin Jones and Timothy Mason)
defeated Norfolk Island by a score of 18-11. In their second match, they fell to
Jersey by a score of 28-10.

Toronto’s Kelly McKerihen lost her first women’s single match by a heartbreaking
score of 21-20 to Cook Island’s Teokotai Jim. She also lost her second match to
Papua New Guinea by a score of 21-18.

The mixed pairs B2/B3 (visually impaired) of Al Hanet (guide: Vi Hanet) and Heather
Hannett (guide: Susan Acorn) lost their first match to South Africa by a score of
23-5. Then went on to defeat Malaysia 16-8.

In their first effort on the green, the men’s pair of George Alexander Whitelaw and
Ryan Bester defeated the Samoan team by a score of 20-15. They then lost 16-10 to
Papua New Guinea.


66 kg men – round of 32 – Antoine Bouchard – lost to Dieudonné Nama Etoga from

52 kg women – round of 16 – Audrée Francis-Méthot – lost to Louise Renicks of
Scotland. She won in the repechage against Australia’s Hannah Trotter for a chance
to compete in the bronze medal bout.

57 kg women – round of 16 – Jessica Klimkait advanced after beating India’s Shivani
Shivani. In the quarterfinals, she beat Scotland’s Connie Ramsay thus advancing to
the semi-final bout. In the semi-final, she lost to England’s Nekoda Davis, thereby
relegated to fight for bronze


Still floating from her recent lunch with the Queen in the Athlete’s Village,
Samantha Cornett (Deep River, ON) won 3-0 (11-5, 11-7, 11-7) against Australia’s
Sarah Caldwell in the round of 32 of the women’s singles.

Shawn Delierre (Montréal, QC) won 3-0 (11-0, 11-2, 11-5) against Papua New Guinea’s
Moreaina Wei in his lead-off Round of 64 match. He met Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly in
the Round of 32 and suffered a heartbreaking 5 set loss (2-11, 2-7, 11-9, 11-8,
8-11). He will play in the consolation rounds tomorrow.


400m IM – women

Emily Overholt – 4:39.52 (advanced to final) – FINAL 5th (04:37,9)

Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson – 4:41.77 (advanced to final) – FINAL 4th (04:36,9)

Marni Oldershaw – 4:48.89 (advanced to final) – FINAL 6th (04:46,3)

400m free – men

Will Brothers – 3:54.89

Ryan Cochrane – 3:46.62 (advanced to final) – FINAL – GOLD (03:43,5)

200 m free – women

Brittany MacLean 1:57.75 (semi-final -advanced) FINAL: 5th (01:57,2)

Samantha Cheverton 1:58.61 (semi-final -advanced) FINAL: 7th (01:57,8)

Alyson Ackman 1:59.86

50 m breaststroke – women

Tera Van Beilen 31.31 (advanced to semi-final)

50 m fly – men

Assad Gamal 24.66 (advanced to semi-final)

Coleman Allen 24.25 (advanced to semi-final)

100 m fly – women

Katerine Savard 58.13 (advanced to semi-final)

Audrey Lacroix 58.92 (advanced to semi-final)

100 m backstroke – men

Russell Wood – 54.86

200 m breaststroke – men

Evan White – 2:15.86

Richard Funk – 2:12.56

4 x 100 m freestyle relay – women 3:41.40 (1st in Heat 1) FINAL BRONZE (3:40.00


The women’s team (Anqi Luo, Betty Guo and Mo Zhang) were victorious in their Group 6
opener against Jamaica. The final score was 3-0. They conceded their second group
play match to Malaysia by a score of 3-2.

The men (Andre Ho, Pierre-Luc Thériault and Zhen Wang) took their Group 5 opener 3
-0 against Tanzania and were defeated by Scotland in their second match of group
play (3-1)


Kristen Sweetland had a terrific swim/bike/run at Strathclyde Country Park, site of
the men’s and women’s triathlon to bring home the first Canadian medal of the XXth
Commonwealth Games. Contending with the leader pack the entire race, she finished a
close second to England’s Jodie Stimpson, with a time of (1:59:01). Stimpson’s
teammate Vicky Holland took the bronze.

Other Canadians, Ellen Pennock and Sarah-Anne Brault both posted DNFs.

On the men’s side, Andrew Yorke raced to a 4th place finish in 1:50.40. English
brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee owned the first and second steps of the
podium in the event, taking gold and silver respectively.

Other Canadians Kyle Jones finished 11th in 1:52.15 and Matthew Sharpe finished 21st
in 1:56.20.