Commonwealth Games: the two Darsignys in bronze

Commonwealth Games: the two Darsignys in bronze


A total of 196 kg lifted weightlifter Tali Darsigny to a bronze medal in the 59 kg category at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday in Birmingham, England. 

After failing her first attempt at 87kg in the snatch, she tried her luck again to lift the bar with flying colors. In the clean and jerk, the Quebecer nailed her three attempts, including a final one at 109 kg.

The title in this category went to Rafiadu Folashade Lawal, from Nigeria. The latter signed a Commonwealth Games record with a cumulative 206 kg. England's Gordon Brown received the silver medal (197 kg).

A little later, it was the turn of his brother Shad to make his way to the third step of the podium in his category. In action at 73 kg, he lifted 135 kg in the snatch and 163 kg in the clean and jerk, bringing his total to 298 kg.

Indian Achinta Sheuli headed for a gold medal with a meet record at 313 kg. His third try in the snatch, at 143 kg, also represents a mark of the event.

Savard and Harvey medalists in the 4x200m freestyle relay

In swimming, Katerine Savard and Mary-Sophie Harvey teamed up with Summer McIntosh and Ella Jansen for the 4x200m freestyle relay. A duel was to be expected between the Canadians and the Australians and that's what the spectators were treated to.

Canada was in the lead at the start of the race, but their rivals took the lead in the second relay and increased their lead thereafter. The representatives of Australia dominated and even set a world record with a time of 7 min 39.29 s.

The Canadians took silver (7:51.98) and the English finished third (7:57.11).

Earlier, Harvey swam for a medal in the 100m backstroke final. She finished with a time of 1:0.72 to place sixth. The Canadian Kylie Masse received the silver medal by finishing behind the Australian Kaylee McKeown.

Second in her qualifying group, Savard managed to get her hands on a ticket for the final 50m butterfly

Félix Dolci just short

In Artistic Gymnastics, Félix Dolci finished fourth in the all around competition with a cumulative score of 81.550.

The Laval resident was the best athlete in the final on floor exercise (14.200), rings (14.000) and horizontal bar (13.550). He did well on parallel bars and the vault table, but struggled more on pommel horse. In the end, he missed the third step of the podium by just 0.200, just behind Marios Georgiou of Cyprus.

Englanders Jake Jarman (83.450) and James Hall (82.900) took gold and silver, respectively.

Qualified for the women's all around final, Laurie Denommée placed seventh (49.700). Her compatriot Emma Spence took the third step of the podium with 52.350 points. Australian Georgia Godwin (53.550) and English Ondine Achampong (53.000) were the only ones ahead of her.