1m golden springboard for Mia Valley Commonwealth Games

Quebec’s Mia Valley won the 1m starting event at the Commonwealth Games, one of eight medals Canada won in Birmingham on Friday.

Vallée collected 291.85 points to climb to the top of the podium. She beat Australian Brittany May O’Brien (279.60) and England’s Amy Elizabeth Rawlinson (272.00).

The key to his success, Valle said, is to ignore the intense competition and focus on his performance.

“I’ve learned over the past year to put the competition aside and dive in for myself,” she said. It allows me to focus on myself and try to perform at my best. »

In the synchronized diving, Nathan Zsumbor-Murray of Montreal and Rylan Wens of Calgary won the silver medal in the Tower with a total of 413.85 points. They were beaten by Englishmen Matthew Lee and Noah Oliver Williams (429.78). Australians Dominic Paul William Bedgood and Cassell Emmanuel Russo (412.56) finished third.

“I try not to look at the board too much, but I knew we were first after the fourth dive. Then we dropped our arm off the rank and it was very close to the Australians, but we got there,” Zsumbur-Murray noted.

Canada’s other medals came in freestyle wrestling.

Amar Dahsi notably won a gold medal with a decisive 9-2 victory over Pakistani Zaman Anwar in the 125kg category.

British-Colombian Anna Gonzalez Gonzalez, as well as Ontarians Lachlan McNeil and Linda Moraes, won silver medals. Bronze medals were won by Alex Moore of Montreal and Hannah Taylor of Prince Edward Island.

Godinez Gonzalez lost his decision 4-4 to India’s Sakshi Malik in the 62kg final. McNeil also lost to the representative of India 9-2 to Bajrang Puneya in the weight 65 kg. Moraes was satisfied with the silver after losing 5-1 to Nigerian Blessing Obrododo with a weight of 68 kg.

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Moore won his medal after a convincing 10-0 performance against New Zealander Matthew Oxenham in the 86kg category.

Meanwhile, Taylor beat Kenya’s Sofia Omoticio Ayeta 4-0 in the 57kg bronze medal match.

Canada ranks third in the medal standings with 19 gold, 24 silver and 24 bronze, behind Australia (50-43-45) and England (47-45-37).

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