Weale has already tasted Commonwealth gold after winning in the fours event in Edinburgh in 1986. In the same Games, he collected two silvers in the pairs. And he completed the singles hat-trick today as he secured gold to sit alongside the silver he won in Manchester in 2002 and the silver in Melbourne in 2006.
Along with celebrating top athletic achievement, the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games have been an extraordinary growth experience for two of Canada's most promising female coaches.Â Table Tennis coach, Junya Chen (Mississauga, ON), and Athletics coach, Christine Laverty (Calgary, AB), have been working with their respective national teams in Delhi through a partnership between Commonwealth Games Canada and the Coaching Association of Canada's Women in Coaching Program.
"The joint initiative was designed to enhance support, coaching and professional development opportunities for up-and-coming female coaches working toward the Commonwealth Games," says Sheilagh Croxon, consultant for the Women in Coaching Program with the Coaching Association of Canada. "This is a great partnership that has enabled national sport organizations to work together to benefit the development of women coaches in the Canadian sport system."
The future of Canadian diving appears to be in secure hands with Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que. Abel, 19, collected her third medal Wednesday at the Commonwealth Games earning the silver on women's three-metre springboard.Â Sharleen Stratton of Australia won the gold medal with 376.00 points, Abel followed at 338.55 and Jaele Patrick of Australia was third at 326.16. Abel, an Olympic team member in 2008, also won gold this week on one-metre and three-metre synchro with Emilie Heymans of St-Lambert, Que.
"I did a great performance, I couldn't ask for much more," said Abel. "I made a mistake on the fourth dive, but I was able to turn the page and finish strong. This was my first Commonwealth Games and I didn't expect to win so many medals. It shows I'm on the right track for the Olympics."
Suranjoy Mayengbam in Flyweight (52 kg), Manoj Kumar in Light Welterweight (64 kg) and Paramjeet Samota in Super Heavyweight (91 kg) were the stars of the day as the stadium erupted with the Indian supporters going berserk. Manoj Kumar gave India its second Gold of the day, as he beat England's Bradley Saunders. The youngster from Kaithal district in Haryana started in a comprehensive manner and won the first two rounds easily to win the bout with a comprehensive 11-2 margin. Saunders, who hails from Northern England, expressed disappointment with the score and was quoted telling the reporters that he was devastated to have lost by such a margin but would take this as a learning curve in his boxing career.
It meant that Collings and Snowden, who finished their pairs competition at about midday with 588 points, had to wait until after dark before having their gold medal confirmed. Scotland scored 587 and England 584.
- New Zealand's Joelle King wins Squash Gold & Silver on Wednesday at Commonwealth Games
- Tara Whitten finally gets her Gold at the 29km Individual Time Trial
- Robert Weale defeats Leif Selby in Lawn Bowls Singles Final
- India's shooters go out in a whimper, a silver & bronze on final day
- Australia win Women's Hockey Gold, beating New Zealand in a penalty shoot-out
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