Team Canada saw mixed results but still doubled the gold medal tally – pics courtesy of Andy Laing/ISN
27 July, 2014 (ISN) Team Canada doubled the number of gold medals won today with a historic display by Patricia Bezzoubenko in the Rhythmic Gymnastics, securing three golds and a bronze to add to the two golds from Friday. The 17 year old gave a sublime performance to put her name on the world stage, although when asked about her performance she said that she came to Glasgow expecting a good performance but didn’t expect to medal. Given that her coach said she wasn’t performing to her full potential, we can only expect greater things from her in the future.
Away from the gymnastics the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay team worked well to come from a poor start (6th at the 50m mark) to pull into 2nd place and hold off their English counterparts to secure silver in the Tollcross International Swimming Centre.
A bronze in Judo for Ana Laura Portuondo in the Women’s -78kg medal contest rounded off a productive day for Team Canada and kept them within touching distance of their 3rd place goal on the medal table, currently they are 4th with 7 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze with the hosts Scotland sitting in 3rd spot with a record equalling 11 Gold, 6 Silver and 8 Bronze.