Commonwealth Games


Sultana Frizell repeats as Commonwealth hammer throw champ

Canada's Sultana Frizell won her second straight Commonwealth Games title in the women's hammer throw Monday in Glasgow.

Canadian breaks own Games record

Canada's Sultana Frizell won her second straight Commonwealth Games title in the women's hammer throw in Glasgow.

The 29-year-old from Perth, Ont., who won this event in 2010 in Delhi, threw 71.97 metres Monday to break her own Commonwealth Games record and claim Canada's first track and field medal at these Games.

Frizell set a new Commonwealth Games record of 68.92 metres in qualifying Sunday, and broke that with her first throw of the final Monday before bettering it on a subsequent attempt.

Five other Canadians won medals on Day 5.

Swimmer Audrey Lacroix's gold in the women's 200-metre butterfly was joined by four bronze performances: Tim Nedow in the men's shot put, swimmer Brittany MacLean in the women's 800-metre freestyle, weightlifter Marie-Josée Arès-Pilon in the women's 69-kilogram division, and weightlifter Pascal Plamondon in the men's 85 kg class.

Nedow, who trains with Frizell in Kamloops, B.C., threw 20.59 for third.

O'Dayne Richards of Jamaican threw a Games-record 21.61 for gold, while Tom Walsh of New Zealand was second with 21.19.​

Warner tops decathlon

Canada's Damian Warner leads the decathlon after the first day of events.

The London, Ont., native scored a total of 4,378 points in the 100 metres (he set a Commonwealth Games record by running it in 10.29 seconds), long jump, shot put, high jump and 400m.

Warner, the bronze medallist at last year's world championships, leads England's John Lane (4,294 points) and Grenada's Kurt Felix (4,228).

The competition concludes Tuesday with the 110m hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1,500m.

Bailey Cole wins men's 100

In Usain Bolt's absence, training partner Kemar Bailey-Cole took gold in the men's 100 metres.

The Jamaican clocked exactly 10 seconds at the cool Hampden Park track in Glasgow, a tenth of a second ahead of English sprinter Adam Gemili while compatriot Nickel Ashmeade took bronze.

"It feels very good to have the spotlight on me once," said Bailey-Cole.

The stadium was packed with many fans who had bought tickets expecting to see Bolt, but injury has restricted the Olympic champion to the 4x100 relay.

Bailey-Cole is likely to feature with Bolt on the Jamaican relay team in Friday's heats.

Okagbare dominates women's 100

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare won the women's 100 in a Commonwealth Games record time of 10.85.

Former world champion Veronica Campbell-Brown took the silver in 11.03, and fellow Jamaican Kerron Stewart got the bronze in 11.20.

Campbell-Brown owns three Olympic gold medals and another three from the world championships, but has never won one at the Commonwealth Games.

With files from The Canadian Press & The Associated Press


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