Canada’s Maude Charron earns weightlifting gold in Commonwealth Games record

Canadians have racked up six more medals at the Commonwealth Games.

Maude Charron of Sainte-Luce, Que., won gold in the women’s 64-kilogram weightlifting event on Monday, setting a Commonwealth Games record, with Nicolas Vachon of Saint-Hippolyte, Que., taking bronze in the men’s 81-kilogram program.

Four gymnasts reached the podium for Canada, starting with Félix Dolci of Laval, Que., taking silver in the men’s floor event for his second medal of the Commonwealth Games.

Laurie Denommée of Saint-Eustache, Que., earned silver in the women’s vault, Jayson Rampersad of Mississauga, Ont., took bronze in men’s pommel horse, and Vancouver’s Chris Kaji won bronze in men’s rings.

Charron lifted 101 kilograms in the snatch and then 130 in the clean and jerk. The 29-year-old was at the top of the rankings in each section, finishing 15 kilograms ahead of the next-best overall score.

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Australia’s Sarah Cochrane earned silver with a total weight of 216 kilograms and Islamiyat Yusuf of Nigeria was third with 212.

Vachon lifted a total of 320 kilograms, behind England’s Chris Murray (325) and Australia’s Kyle Bruce (323).

Dolci, from Laval, Que., won his silver with a score of 14.166 points, finishing behind winner Jake Jarman of England (14.666).

Giarnni Regini-Moran of England claimed bronze with 13.966 points.

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Dolci earned his first medal of the Games on the opening day of competition when he helped Canada to a second-place finish in the men’s team final.

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Denommée was right behind Georgia Godwin with identical 13.233 scores in the vault, with the edge going to the Australian based on difficulty. Scotland’s Shannon Archer (13.083) took bronze.

Rampersad’s 14.000 scored came behind England’s Joe Fraser (14.833) and Northern Ireland’s Rhys Mc Clenaghan (14.133).

Kaji was third on podium with 14.266 in the men’s rings final, with England’s Courtney Tulloch (14.400) winning gold and Cypress’s Sokratis Pilakouris (14.300) earning silver.

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