Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau wins weightlifting gold
Montrealer sets Commonwealth Games record
Marie-Ève Beauchemin-Nadeau captured Canada's first weightlifting gold medal of the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, winning the women's 75-kilogram division in Glasgow.
The 25-year-old Montrealer hoisted a Games-record combined total of 250 kilograms — 110 in the snatch and another 140 in the clean and jerk.
"I knew the record was attainable, and I knew that I was aiming for it even on the first lift," said Beauchemin-Nadeau, who was the silver medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. "I was prepared for this."
Mary Opeloge of Samoa got the silver with a 243-kg total.
She was hoping to beat Beauchemin-Nadeau's 140 with her final lift in the clean and jerk but walked away from the 141-kilogram bar without making an attempt.
Apolonia Vaivai of Fiji took the bronze with 209 kilograms.
More gold for Canada
Early in the day, Canada's Catharine Pendrel won the women's mountain bike event, with teammate Emily Batty taking the silver.
Wrestlers Erica Wiebe (women's 75 kg) and Korey Jarvis (men's 125 kg) won gold in their respective divisions.
Swimmer Ryan Cochrane repeated as the 1,500-metre champion.
In track and field, Damian Warner (decathlon) and Jim Steacy (hammer throw) won gold in their events.
With files from The Canadian Press