Commonwealth Games: Canada earns 1st cycling medal
Rémi Pelletier-Roy wins bronze in men's 20 km scratch race
Rémi Pelletier-Roy gave Canada its first cycling medal in Glasgow, winning bronze in the men's 20 km scratch race at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.
Pelletier-Roy used a furious finishing kick to move up two spots in the final lap, edging Mark Christian from Isle of Man for the bronze. Shane Archbold of New Zealand just pipped Australia’s Glenn O’Shea for the victory.
It’s the first cycling medal for Canada at the Commonwealth Games. The team is targeting 10 medals in Glasgow.
Victoria's Hilary Caldwell won Canada’s fifth swimming medal in Glasgow, earning bronze in the women's 200-metre backstroke.
Caldwell led at the halfway mark but was overtaken by Australia's Belinda Hocking, who set a Commonwealth Games record with a time of two minutes, 7.24 seconds. Emily Seebohm, also of Australia, just edged Caldwell out for silver, finishing 0.04 seconds ahead of the Canadian at the wall.
"It wasn't quite where I wanted to be, obviously, a little bit off my best," said Caldwell, who had the fastest time in qualifying. "It's always nice to be on the podium, so I'll take that for now.
"I knew it was going to be pretty quick. Those Aussie girls are always fast. It's never great to be out-touched [at the wall] for any medal. I was just off the silver and little bit off the gold today."
With files from The Canadian Press