Canadian diver Caeli Mckay clinched bronze on Thursday for Canada’s 58th medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The 23-year-old Calgary swimmer stepped onto the podium in the women’s 10-meter platform final after amassing 317.50 points in five dives at the Sandwell Aquatics Center in Birmingham, England.
England’s Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix won the gold medal on the final dive of the event, finishing with 357.50 points. Her compatriot Lois Mae Toulson won silver (337.30).
Mckay found herself in fourth place after scoring 64.50 on her first dive, and fell to seventh with 56.00 on her second. But she bounced back with a strong third dive – 3 ½ somersaults inside – which earned her 75.20 points, moving her into second place at 195.70 in the second-to-last round.
Toth earned 72.00 points with the same dive in round four, moving her from seventh to fourth going into the final round. Mckay dropped to bronze after her fourth dive, but she finished strong on her last dive to earn 62.40 points and move into first place momentarily.
Mckay was fourth in the preliminaries with 302.70 points, while Toth booked his spot in the finals finishing fifth with 297.30 points.
She badly tore ligaments in her left ankle just weeks before the Tokyo Olympics last summer, but persevered and finished fourth in the synchronized 10m platform event alongside Meaghan Benfeito , now retired.
Canada won 16 gold, 20 silver and 22 bronze medals in seven days of competition at the Commonwealth Games.
Rogers sets Games record in women’s hammer throw
Canadian hammer thrower Camryn Rogers qualified for the women’s final earlier Thursday with the best shot of the qualifying round.
The 23-year-old from Richmond, BC, set a Games record with a throw of 74.68 meters on her first and only throw of the day.
Their compatriots Kaila Butler and Jillian Weir also qualified for Saturday’s final with throws of 63.34m and 60.96m, respectively.
Rodney advances to 200m semi-final
Two-time Olympic medalist sprinter Brendon Rodney has secured his place in the men’s 200-metre semifinals, which will take place on Friday.
The 30-year-old from Etobicoke, Ont., posted a heat-best time of 20.84 seconds.
Rodney is coming off a gold medal in the men’s 4x100m relay at the World Championships in Athletics last month in Eugene, Ore.