2022 Commonwealth Games: Summer McIntosh Wins Team Canada’s First Day 1 Gold – Canadian Olympic Committee | Hot Mobile Press

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The action runs at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.

A day after Olympic weightlifting champion Maude Charron and wheelchair Paralympic champion Josh Cassidy led Team Canada into the opening ceremony, the first four medals were won by Canadian athletes.

Team Canada at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Here’s a look at some of the events of Day 1:

To swim

Summer McIntosh dominated the women’s 400m individual medley to win the gold medal in 4:29.01 to break the Commonwealth Games record, set in 2014. She also broke her own national record.

The newly crowned world champion was so far ahead of the field that the runners-up were still making their last turn while she was nearly halfway down the pool and heading home. McIntosh ended up nearly eight seconds from the win. There were two more Canadians in the final. Ella Jansen was fifth with a personal best of 4:40.17 while Tessa Cieplucha was eighth.

Canada won the bronze medal in the 4x100m freestyle mixed relay, represented in the final by Javier Acevedo, Joshua Liendo, Rebecca Smith and Maggie MacNeil. They finished the race in 3:24.86, which put them on the podium behind Australia (3:21.18) and England (3:22.45). Ruslan Gaziev, Stephan Calkins, Ella Jansen and Mary-Sophie Harvey drove in the heats.

Joshua Liendo swam a personal best of 23.51 seconds in the men’s 50m butterfly semifinals and advanced to the final. Maggie Mac Neil, Rebecca Smith and Katerine Savard all made it to the women’s 100m butterfly final. Katrina Bellio placed seventh in the women’s 200m freestyle final. James Dergousoff was seventh in the men’s 200m breaststroke final.

track cycling

The trio of Kelsey Mitchell, Lauriane Genest and Sarah Orban won the silver medal in the women’s team sprint for Canada’s first podium finish in Birmingham. They were the second fastest in the qualifying round that kicked off a race for gold against New Zealand. In that three-round final, the Kiwis took the lead early and set a record time at the Commonwealth Games, beating the Canadians by about half a second.

In the men’s team sprint, Canada trio Nick Wammes, Tyler Rorke and Ryan Dodyk were denied the bronze medal by New Zealand and finished fourth.

Artistic gymnastics

The quintet of Felix Dolci, Mathys Jalbert, Chris Kaji, Jayson Rampersad and Kenji Tamane won silver in the men’s team event. Her final score of 241.200 put her on the podium between gold medalists England (254.550) and bronze medalists Cyprus (239.650).

Dolci qualified for the individual all-around final in fifth, while Tamane advanced in eighth. Dolci also qualified for four individual apparatus finals (floor exercise, rings, vault, parallel bars). Kaji will join him in the ring finals while Tamane and Rampersad will compete in the pommel horse finals.


It was a tough day for Tyler Mislawchuk, who arrived as one of the top contenders for the men’s podium. First he was submerged in the water shortly after the pontoon launch. He then suffered a flat tire while moving onto the bike course. Unable to get his gears working with a spare wheel, he was forced out of the race. Teammates Charles Paquet and Martin Sobey finished 10th and 11th respectively. Emy Legault earned a top 10 finish in the women’s, closely followed by Dominika Jamnicky (13th) and Amelie Kretz (15th).

Commonwealth Games medal table after Day 1:

Running through August 8, the 2022 Commonwealth Games will feature 268 Canadian athletes competing in 18 sports and five parasports. You can stream the action live on CBC Gem, cbcsports.ca and the CBC Sports App for iOS and Android devices. Some competitions are also shown on CBC TV shows during the weekends.

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