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Kylie Masse captures Commonwealth silver medal in women's 100-metre backstroke

Canada's Kylie Masse finished second in the women's 100-metre backstroke final on Sunday, capturing a silver medal for her first 2022 Commonwealth Games podium finish at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Birmingham, England.

Mitchell cycles to 3rd silver medal, Spence adds all-around gymnastics bronze

Canada's Kylie Masse earned the silver medal in the women's 100-metre backstroke with a time of 58.73 seconds at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, on Sunday. (Kirsty Wigglesworth/The Associated Press)

Canada's Kylie Masse finished second in the women's 100-metre backstroke final on Sunday, capturing a silver medal for her first 2022 Commonwealth Games podium finish at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Birmingham, England.

Masse came 0.13 seconds behind Kaylee McKeown of Australia, who set a new Commonwealth record with a time of 58.50 seconds. Medi Harris of Wales took the bronze medal.

The 26-year-old LaSalle, Ont., native, who also earned silver in the same event in Tokyo 2021 and at the 2022 FINA world championships in Budapest in late June, was attempting to defend her Commonwealth title in the women's 100-metre backstroke.

It was the first of two silver medals in the sport for Canada during the third day of competition in the Commonwealth Games.

Summer McIntosh posted a strong first leg to lead the Canadian women's 4x200-metre freestyle relay team to the second place.

lla Jansen, Mary-Sophie Harvey and Katerine Savard saw out the silver medal with a time of seven minutes 51.98 seconds.

Australia struck gold once again, setting a world record with a time of 7:39.29. England completed the podium.

WATCH l Canada captures silver in 4x200m freestyle relay:

Canada earns silver in 4x200m freestyle relay at Commonwealth Games

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Duration 10:49
Summer McIntosh, Ella Jansen, Mary-Sophie Harvey and Katerine Savard won Canada a silver medal with a final time of 7:51.98 in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay.

In the men's 100-metre freestyle semifinals, Toronto's Joshua Liendo and fellow Canadian Ruslan Gaziev finished in the top two positions in the second heat to advance to the event's final.

Gaziev had a time of 48.54 seconds, leading Liendo by 0.15. Stephen Calkins, who finished fifth in the same heat, will serve as a reserve in the final.

Kelsey Mitchell wins 3rd silver

Canadian track cyclist Kelsey Mitchell added to her medal haul by capturing her third silver of the Commonwealth Games at Lee Valley VeloPark in London, England.

The Sherwood Park, Alta., native claimed silver in the women's 500-metre time trial on Sunday. Mitchell previously won silver in both the women's sprint on Saturday and the team sprint on Friday.

"It's not a new experience for silver, but very happy with my performance," Mitchell said. "I was one of the first to go and had to wait to see how everyone did."

The Olympic sprint champion cycled to a time of 33.294 on Sunday, just 0.060 seconds behind Australia's Kristina Clonan who won gold with a Games record time of 33.234. England's Sophie Capewell took bronze with a time of 33.522.

"That was my first time having to sit and wait, it was an emotional roller-coaster," Mitchell said. "It came down to the very last rider, I knew she'd be fast and it would be close. It was fun, that's sport for you. I loved it."

Canada's Sarah Orban finished 14th with a time of 35.174, while Devaney Collier placed 17th with a time of 36.595.

WATCH | Kelsey Mitchell cycles to 3rd silver:

Kelsey Mitchell wins track cycling silver in 500m time trial

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Duration 2:05
The Canadian collected her third silver of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday in Birmingham.

Spence reaches gymnastics podium

Emma Spence won bronze in the women's all-around gymnastics final earlier on Sunday with a total of 52.35 points, just 1.2 points back of Australia's Georgia Godwin who won gold, and 0.65 points back of silver medallist Ondine Achampong of England.

The 19-year-old from Cambridge, Ont., was in fourth place after earning 13.55 points in vault, but she struggled on the uneven bars while earning just 12.95 points. She made up ground on the balance beam as her 13.05 points was second best behind Godwin, putting her in second place.

WATCH | Emma Spence wins bronze:

Emma Spence captures bronze in gymnastics all-around

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Duration 2:34
The Cambridge, Ontario native finished third, narrowly missing out on gold and silver, at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

But Achampong had a phenomenal final performance in the floor exercise to push Spence down to bronze position.

"It was just so amazing," Spence said of the crowd. "The energy and the atmosphere during the competition was just crazy. And it helped me so much."

Laurie Denomee of Saint-Eustache, Que., finished seventh with a total of 49.7 points.

Fellow Canadian gymnast Felix Dolci narrowly missed the podium with a fourth-place finish in the men's all-around final. The Saint-Eustache, Que., native earned 81.55 points, finishing just behind bronze medallist Marios Georgiou of Cyprus (81.75).

England's Jake Jarman won gold with 83.45, while compatriot James Hall took silver with 82.9.

A member of England's gold medal-winning all-round team on Friday, Jarman claimed the lead after four rounds and held his advantage on the rings, vault and high bar.

Darsigny siblings lift to bronze medals

Canada's Tali Darsigny won bronze in the women's 59-kilogram weightlifting competition on Sunday at the Commonwealth Games - shortly before her older brother Shad Darsigny also finished third in the men's 59-kilogram category.

Tali Darsigny, a Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., native just like her brother, lifted 87 kg on her final rep of the snatch, putting her in second place heading into the clean and jerk.

However, Tali Darsigny's high in the clean and jerk was just 109 kg, leaving her with a total of 196 kg. That allowed England's Jessica Gordon Brown to pass her as she lifted 111 kg to claim silver with a total of 197 kg.

WATCH | Tali Darsigny captures 59 kg bronze:

Tali Darsigny takes weightlifting bronze at Commonwealth Games

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Duration 1:10
The Canadian posted lifts of 87kg in the snatch and 109kg in the clean and jerk to walk away with a third place finish in the women's 59kg competition.

The gold medal went to Nigeria's Rafiatu Folashade Lawal, who lifted 90 kg in the snatch and followed that up with 116 kg in the clean and jerk to finish with a Games-record total of 206.

Shad Darsigny lifted 135 kg in his second snatch attempt, adding 163 kg in his third and last clean and jerk attempt for a total of 298 kg.

WATCH l Darsigny grabs bronze in men's 73kg weightlifting:

Shad Darsigny earns bronze in men's 73kg final at Commonwealth Games

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Duration 2:34
Saint-Simon, Que. native Shad Darsigny placed 3rd in the men's 73kg weightlifting final.

The Canadian finished behind India's Achinta Sheuli, who lifted a game record 313 kg, and Malaysia's Erry Hidayat Muhammad, who was 10 kg shy of the gold medallist.

Tuomela races to Para triathlon bronze

Earlier in the day, Jessica Tuomela of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and her guide Emma Skaug raced to bronze in the Para triathlon.

Tuomela, a former Paralympic swimmer who took up triathlons nine years ago, raced to a time of 1:15.12 with Skaug.

"We executed all three disciplines the way we wanted to," Tuomela said. "The goal was to go out, be steady and get in a rhythm and stay there," said Tuomela.

Sunday's medals bring Canada's total to 18. The Canadian team is aiming for a top-three finish on the medal table at the Games, which close on Aug. 8.

The Canadian team won 82 at the Games four years ago in Australia.

Canada misses out on women's rugby 7s bronze

The Canadian women's rugby sevens team earned two late tries to offer a challenge to New Zealand, but ended up missing out on the bronze medal on Sunday.

New Zealand had a 19-0 lead heading into the final two minutes of the match when Piper Logan put Canada on the board.

The Canadian squad added another try to cut the deficit to 19-12, but a failed kick for an extra two points with less than 20 seconds to go sealed the victory for New Zealand.

Canada lost to New Zealand 45-7 in Pool A action before defeating England 26-19 and Sri Lanka 74-0 to conclude the preliminary round. In the semifinal, Fiji defeated the Canadian team 24-7.

In other Sunday action, The Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team beat England 13-8 to conclude pool play.

Tamara Steeves had a game-high seven points. Dandeneau added five points and nine rebounds.

The semifinals are Monday.

Cyclists in hospital after crashing into crowd

Two riders have been hospitalized and multiple spectators required medical treatment after a crash catapulted an Olympic gold medallist into the crowd during a qualifying race on a high-banked track.

England's Matt Walls was treated in the stands for almost 40 minutes after both he and his bike were flung off the track.

The 24-year-old, who won the Omnium at the Tokyo Olympics last year, and Isle of Man rider Matt Bostock were taken to hospital after an incident involving several riders who collided on a turn.

Canada's Derek Gee limped away from the crash.

WATCH | Gee involved in massive crash at Commonwealth Games:

Canadian cyclist limps away from massive crash at Commonwealth Games

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Duration 5:01
Derek Gee was involved in a crash that saw another cyclist fly into the crowd during the heats of the men's 15km scratch race.

The morning session of cycling was abandoned and spectators were asked to leave the Lee Valley velodrome as Walls received treatment behind a temporary screen after the crash.

Witnesses said that because of the gradient of the banking on the track, spectators in the front row could not see the crash unfolding, nor Walls coming toward them.

One man received treatment for cuts to his arm and a young girl also required medical assistance. British Cycling confirmed on social media that Walls and Bostock were the riders taken to hospital.

With files from The Canadian Press and The Associated Press

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