Canadian rhythmic gymnast Carmel Calima wins three medals on day 9 of the Commonwealth Games

Canada got off to a strong start on the ninth day of the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday, winning medals in men’s rhythmic gymnastics, diving, boxing and hammer throw.

Rhythmic gymnast Carmel Calima led the way with three medals. The 24-year-old from Toronto won the silver medal in the club event and the bronze medal in both the ribbon and hoop events in Birmingham, England.

Kallemaa started her day off by earning 28,200 hoop points, finishing third behind Anna Sokolova of Cyprus (28,300) and Gemma Friesel of Wales (28,700), who made history as the first Welsh gymnast to win a hoop at the Commonwealth Games.

Kalemaa went on to earn 29,100 points in clubs while topping all competitors with 8,200 execution points.

Australian Alexandra Kirui Bogatyreva won the gold medal, ahead of Calima with 29.400 points, to achieve her third medal in Birmingham. Malaysian Azza Amzan wins the bronze medal (28,600).

Kalemaa added a bronze to her with 29.100 points in the bar while again getting the highest execution score (8.200). The gold medal was won by Malaysia’s Ng Ju E (27,800), ahead of Scotland’s Louise Christie (27,550).

Kalemaa also helped Canada win the gold medal in the team final on Thursday.

Montreal’s Susanna Shahbazian won the silver medal in the ball event with a total of 29.050 points to achieve her second medal in these games.

Joe E won another gold medal with a score of 29.700 points, while Sokolova finished the podium with a total of 28.800 points.

Canada took home 19 gold, 27 silver and 28 bronze for a total of 74 medals over the nine days of competition, which it currently occupies third in the standings.

Canada’s Susanna Shahbazian, left, holds her silver medal during the ball award ceremony alongside gold medalist Ng Ju E of Malaysia, runner-up, and bronze medalist Anna Sokolova of Cyprus. (Hannah McKay/Reuters)

The Katzburg hammer thrower won the silver medal

Ethan Katzberg won Canada’s third silver today in the men’s hammer throw competition.

The 20-year-old from Nanaimo, British Columbia set a new personal best with a throw of 76.36 meters in his fifth of six attempts.

England’s Nick Miller won the gold (76.36), and Cypriot Alexandro Borsanides took the bronze with a season-best throw of 73.97 metres.

Vali, Erlam dives into bronze

Canadian diving duo Mia Valli and Margo Erlam added to the country’s impressive pool medal tally with a bronze in the women’s three-meter synchronized jump final.

The Canadians collected 297.00 points during five dives at Sandwell Aquatics Center in Birmingham, England.

Australians Madison Kenny and Annabelle Smith won all five rounds while leading the podium with 316.53 points.

Malaysians Ing Yan Ye and Noor Dapita overtook the Canadians from the silver position with a powerful final dive – forward 2½ somersault 1 – which earned 67.5 points for a total of 299.85.

It’s VallĂŠe’s second medal in these games, having also won the gold in the women’s platform jump on Friday.

Dillon claims bronze in boxing

Boxer Priyanka Delon won a bronze medal in the women’s 48 kg category after reaching the semi-finals.

The Winnipeg-born player kicked off the competition with a 4-1 victory over Kenya’s Christine Ongari, who won the bronze medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. But Dillon lost her semi-final match against Indian Neto Gangas after the referee called to stop the match in the third round.

Dillon also took the bronze at the 2022 AMBC Continental Championships in March, where she represented Canada for the first time.

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