Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games: Katerine Savard sets butterfly record

Canada's Katerine Savard won gold and set a new Commonwealth Games record in the women's 100-metre butterfly on Friday in Glasgow, and Canadian gymmast Patricia Bezzoubenko captured her second title of the event.

Gymnast Bezzoubenko wins 2nd title

Canada's Katerine Savard won gold and set a new Commonwealth Games record in the women's 100-metre butterfly on Friday in Glasgow.

Savard, from Pont Rouge, Que., touched in a time of 57.40 seconds to beat silver medallist Siobhan O'Connor of England and bronze medallist Emma McKeon of Australia.

It was the second swimming gold medal of the Games for Canada. Ryan Cochrane repeated as the men's 400m freestyle champion on Thursday.

Bezzoubenko wins 2nd gold

Earlier on Day 2, Canadian rhythmic gymnast Patricia Bezzoubenko captured her second gold medal of the Glasgow Games.

The 17-year-old won the individual all-around title a day after she led Canada to gold in the team event.

Patricia Bezzoubenko performs in the ribbon segment of the individual all-around final in Glasgow. (Frank Augstein/Associated Press)

Francesa Jones of Wales won silver while her teammate Laura Halford claimed the bronze.

Bezzoubenko was born in Vancouver but grew up in Moscow, where she trains with members of Russia's national team. She lists Thornhill, Ont., as her hometown.

Bezzoubenko was fifth in the hoop apparatus but rebounded to win the ball, clubs and closing ribbon segment.

“I don’t pay attention to the favourites or the score, which helps me to cope with the pressure,” said Bezzoubenko.

Maria Kitkarska, who was also part of the Canadian squad that won the team title, finished eighth in the individual event.

Bezzoubenko is poised to add to her medal haul when she competes in all four individual events on Saturday.

3 more bronze

Elsewhere, Dorothy Ludwig of Renfrew, Ont., won bronze in the women's 10-metre air pistol event. Ludwig finished with a score of 177.2 points, behind Singapore's Shun Xie Teo and India's Malaika Goel.

Judo yielded a pair of bronze medals for Canada. Alix Renaud-Roy of La Pocatiere, Que., won one in the women's 70-kilogram event, defeating Australia's Catherine Arscott by ippon in her bronze-medal match.

England's Megan Fletcher, who beat Renaud-Roy in the quarter-finals, went on to win gold. Moira de Villiers of New Zealand won silver and Scotland's Sally Conway won the second bronze.

Jonah Burt of Whitby, Ont., won bronze in the men's 81-kg judo event, beating Robert Nicola of Cyprus in his bronze-medal match.

With files from The Canadian Press


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