Commonwealth Games: Top Canadian performances
Canada finished 3rd in the medal standings
Canada had a strong showing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, earning a third-place finish with 32 gold medals and 82 total.
There were plenty of standout performances from Canadian athletes during the Games. Here are some of our favourites.
Patricia Bezzoubenko – Rhythmic gymnastics
Nobody won more gold medals at the Commonwealth Games than Bezzoubenko. She took five of a possible six gold medals in the discipline, earning wins in the all-around, hoop, ball, clubs, and team event, and added a bronze in the ribbon. She was one medal shy of matching the Commonwealth record of six.
Sultana Frizell – Hammer throw
Frizelldefended her title in dominant fashion, setting than breaking her Commonwealth record three times during the event. The 29-year-old was also awarded the honour of carrying Canada’s flag into Hampden Park during the closing ceremony.
Ryan Cochrane – Swimming
Michelle Li – Badminton
Li made Canadian history on the final day of competition, earning Canada’s first-ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in the women’s singles event.