Canada's Evan Dunphy walks to Commonwealth Games gold

Canada’s Evan Dunphy walks to Commonwealth Games gold

Dunphy clocked 38:36 37/100 to finish just under 6 seconds ahead of Australian silver medalist Declan Tingai (38:42:33). India’s Sandeep Kumar (38:48:21) won the bronze.

In front after 3km, Dunphy gave up the controls to take it back for good with just over 300m.

A total of ten contestants started. Only one, New Zealander Quentin Rio, did not reach the finish line after being eliminated midway.

In the javelin throw, Elizabeth Gladell of Vancouver finished fourth with a 59.79-meter throw on her third attempt, 21 cm from the bronze.

Fourth at the recent World Championships in Eugene, Oregon, two-time Canadian champion Michelle Harrison fell and couldn’t do better than eighth and final in the 100m hurdles final, an event that Nigerian Toby Amosan won with a Games record. At 12.30 seconds.

In the 400 metres, Kira Constantin of Toronto placed seventh with her personal best result of the year at 51.75 seconds. The win went to Sada Williams (49.9) of Barbados, the only player to run under the age of 50.

Four Canadians are in the top 20

Maggie Coles-Leicester had Canada’s best performance on Sunday, finishing fifth in the women’s road cycling race.

The new Canadian road champion and Olympic bronze medalist in last week’s zero race, the Maple Ridge athlete completed 112km in 2 hours 44 minutes 46 seconds as the majority of the peloton. The race was decided in a sprint and it was up to Australian Georgia Baker, who beat Scotsman Neh Evans and Australia’s Sarah Roy.

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Three other Canadians, Simon Pollard (7th), Allison Jackson (14) and Leah Kirchman (20) completed the race in the first group of 24 riders.

Arianne Bonhomme of Gatineau finished 43rd, 5:44 behind the winner. The 13 competitors behind her did not complete the event.

Briefly

In field hockey, the Canadians finished the Commonwealth Championships in fifth place with a 3-1 victory over the Scots.

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