Sports Canada's Haley Smith wins mountain biking bronze at Commonwealth Games

06:20  12 april  2018
06:20  12 april  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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Announced today by Commonwealth Games Canada and Cycling Canada , 18 athletes — nine In mountain biking , meanwhile, Canadian athletes will strive to continue the performances that have Women’ s Mountain Bike Emily Batty – Brooklin, Ontario Haley Smith – Uxbridge, Ontario Alternate

Canada competed in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland from July 23 to August 3, 2014. It was the nation' s 20th appearance at the Commonwealth Games , having competed at every Games since their inception in 1930.

a group of people cross country skiing in the snow: Haley Smith of Canada finished in third in women's cross-country mountain biking at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Wednesday. © Phil Walter / Getty Images Haley Smith of Canada finished in third in women's cross-country mountain biking at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia on Wednesday.

Canadian Haley Smith won bronze behind a pair of English riders in the women's cross-country mountain biking event at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

Annie Last won in one hour 18.02 seconds, finishing 48 seconds ahead of teammate Evie Richards. Smith, a 23-year-old from Uxbridge, Ont., was 2:24 behind the winner.

Emily Batty of Brooklin, Ont., a silver medallist four years ago in Glasgow and fourth-place finisher at the Rio Olympics, was fourth — 36 seconds behind Smith.

Last's win ended Canada's stranglehold on the women's event at the games. Canadians Catharine Pendrel (2014), Marie-Helene Premont (2006) and Chrissy Redden (2002) had won the three previous races.

Pendrel elected not to take part in the Gold Coast Games.

Last made history in July 2017 when she became the first British woman in 20 years to win at the UCI Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Cup.

Erica Wiebe named Canada's flag-bearer for Commonwealth closing ceremony .
Erica Wiebe named Canada's flag-bearer for Commonwealth closing ceremony The reigning Olympic champion successfully defended her Commonwealth title in the women's 75-kilogram category by pinning Blessing Onyebuchi of Nigeria in the gold-medal match

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