Daily Wrap-up & Look-Ahead – Day #3 of Competition

Day #3 (September 11th) – Wrap-up

Today’s Medalists

  • Canada captured eight medals on the final day of competition at the Commonwealth Youth Games on the Isle of Man:
  • Caroline MORIN-HOUDE (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC) won the Silver in the Women's 200m Final in a time of 22.44 seconds. It is the second Silver medal of these Games for Caroline after her second place finish in the Women's 100m on Friday;
  • Taylor FARQUHAR (Belmont, ON) won the Bronze in the Women's 400m Hurdles (1:02.00);
  • Both the Canadian Men's and Women's 4x100m Relay teams capped off the track competition with a medal in their respective finals:
    • The Canada women's team of Shaina HARRISON (Aurora, ON), Alexa HRYCUN (Edmonton, AB), Caroline MORIN-HOUDE (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC), Marie-Colombe ST-PIERRE (Lac-Etchemin, QC) won the Silver medal in a time of 46.58 seconds. 
    • The Men's team of Steven AJAYI (Toronto, ON), Drelan BRAMWELL (Sarnia, ON), Denray JEAN-JACQUES (Ottawa, ON) and Keefer JOYCE (Kelowna, BC) won the Bronze medal in a time of 41.44.
  • Vanessa MCLEOD (Toronto, ON) won the Bronze medal in the Women's 800m final (2:13.08). In the final, Vanessa shaved over 2 seconds off her time from the heats yesterday;
  • Curtis GRAVES (Saskatoon, SK) had a very successful day in the Men's Gymnastics Individual Apparatus competition at the Commonwealth Youth Games on the Isle of Man.  He won the Silver medal in the Horizontal Bar, the Bronze in the Rings, and finally, the Bronze in the Parallel Bar.  Curtis won 4 medals in total during the Games; the three today from the Individual Apparatus competition as well as a Silver in the Team competition on Friday;
  • Kal NEMIER (North Vancouver, BC) won the Bronze in the Horizontal Bar Men's Gymnastics Individual Apparatus competition; and
  • Jessy BROWN (Deroche, BC) won the Silver in the Bantamweight - 56kg class in the Boxing competition.  Jessy was defeated by a very strong opponent from England 15-3 in the Gold medal bout.


In addition to the medal winners above, other Canadian results from finals today at the Athletics venue included:

  • Asianna COVINGTON (Surrey, BC) narrowly missed the podium with a 4th place in the Women’s Hammer Throw with a long throw of 49.94m;
  • Matthew SWANSON (North Vancouver, BC) was 4th in the Men’s 800m in a time of 1:54.09;
  • Emma GALBRAITH (Merrickville, ON) finished in 5th spot in the Women’s 800m final in a time of 2:16:08; and
  • Marie-Colombe ST-PIERRE (Lac-Etchemin, QC) was 6th in the Women’s 200m semi-finals.


The Canadian Men’s Doubles team of Nyl YAKURA (Pickering, ON) and Nathan CHOI (Vancouver, BC) lost 2-1 to India in a very close Bronze medal match. With this result, they finished 4th.


Jessy Brown’s Silver medal in the Bantamweight - 56kg class was the only boxing match for Canada today.


Our Canadian cyclists turned their attention today to the Criterium on the roads of Douglas.

In the Women’s race, the top Canadian was Janie RIOUX-COULOMBE (Sherbrooke, QC) in 12th, followed closely by Tennessee MAYER (Montréal, QC) in 13th spot and Allyson GILLARD (Beaupré, QC) in 15th position.

In the Men’s event, Simon-Pierre GAUTHIER (Boisbriand, QC) had a strong performance finishing in 8th position overall. The rest of his teammates finished closely together with Charles MATTE (Val-d'Or, QC) in 26th spot, Elliott DOYLE (Alma, QC) in 27th and David ONSOW (Lachine, QC) finishing in 28th.


The last day of gymnastics competition at the National Sports Centre (NSC) showcased the Finals of the Individual Apparatus. Results for the Canadian team included:

  • Curtis GRAVES (Saskatoon, SK) medaled in all three of his events today (Horizontal Bar, Parallel Bars and Rings) as noted above;
  • Kal NEIMER (North Vancouver, BC) was 5th in the Rings to go with his Bronze medal in the Horizontal Bar; and
  • Zachary CLAY (Chilliwack, BC) had 4th place finishes in both the Floor Exercise and Pommel Horse and was 5th in both the Parallel bars and the Vault;

Rugby Sevens

After a 3rd place finish in their Pool on Day 1, the Canadian side drew the South Africans in their quarter-final match today and suffered a hard-fought 24-12 loss. The result moved Canada into the Consolation or “Plate” draw.

In their first Plate match later in the afternoon, the Canadians overwhelmed the side from Trinidad & Tobago in a 60-7 win. And in the Grand Final Plate, they continued their spirited play with a 52-0 win over the over-matched host side from the Isle of Man.

The final result had Canada finishing in 5th place overall in the 8 team tournament.

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About Commonwealth Youth Games 
These Commonwealth Youth Games will run from September 9th to 11th and bring together top athletes aged 14 to 18 from 63 Commonwealth nations and territories. Canadian athletes are competing in six sports: Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Cycling, Men’s Gymnastics and Rugby 7’s. The full team list can be downloaded here and individual bios for the athletes and coaches can be found atwww.commonwealthgames.ca/games/isleofman

About Commonwealth Games Canada
Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC) is the international franchise holder for the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth movement in Canada, and an active, contributing member of the Canadian sport community. The mission of Commonwealth Games Canada is to strengthen sport within Canada and throughout the Commonwealth, by participating in the Commonwealth Games and by using sport as a development tool.

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Derek Johnston
Jeux du Commonwealth Games Canada