Sports Canada's Haley Smith wins mountain biking bronze at Commonwealth Games

06:20  12 april  2018
06:20  12 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Commonwealth Games officials say syringes found in athletes village

  Commonwealth Games officials say syringes found in athletes village Commonwealth Games officials say syringes found in athletes village Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive David Grevemberg confirmed Monday that syringes were found at the athletes village over the weekend. The event has a no-needles policy.

Canadian Haley Smith won bronze behind a pair of English riders in the women's cross-country mountain biking event at the Commonwealth Games on Last's win ended Canada ' s stranglehold on the women's event at the games . Canadians Catharine Pendrel (2014), Marie-Helene Premont

Canadian Haley Smith gained bronze behind a pair of English riders within the ladies’s cross-country mountain biking occasion at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. Last’s win ended Canada ’ s stranglehold on the ladies’s occasion at the video games .

a group of people cross country skiing in the snow: Haley Smith of Canada finished in third in women's cross-country mountain biking at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Wednesday. © Phil Walter / Getty Images Haley Smith of Canada finished in third in women's cross-country mountain biking at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Wednesday.

Canadian Haley Smith won bronze behind a pair of English riders in the women's cross-country mountain biking event at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

Annie Last won in one hour 18.02 seconds, finishing 48 seconds ahead of teammate Evie Richards. Smith, a 23-year-old from Uxbridge, Ont., was 2:24 behind the winner.

Emily Batty of Brooklin, Ont., a silver medallist four years ago in Glasgow and fourth-place finisher at the Rio Olympics, was fourth — 36 seconds behind Smith.

Last's win ended Canada's stranglehold on the women's event at the games. Canadians Catharine Pendrel (2014), Marie-Helene Premont (2006) and Chrissy Redden (2002) had won the three previous races.

Pendrel elected not to take part in the Gold Coast Games.

Last made history in July 2017 when she became the first British woman in 20 years to win at the UCI Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Cup.

Erica Wiebe named Canada's flag-bearer for Commonwealth closing ceremony .
Erica Wiebe named Canada's flag-bearer for Commonwealth closing ceremony The reigning Olympic champion successfully defended her Commonwealth title in the women's 75-kilogram category by pinning Blessing Onyebuchi of Nigeria in the gold-medal match

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!