Commonwealth Games: Kelsey Mitchell wins silver medal

For the second time in as many days at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Canadian cyclist Kelsey Mitchell won the silver medal, this time in the individual sprint.

Commonwealth Games: Kelsey Mitchell wins silver medal

For the second time in as many days at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, Canadian cyclist Kelsey Mitchell won the silver medal, this time in the individual sprint.

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The 28-year-old clocked the best time in qualifying, before beating New Zealander Rebecca Petch in the round of 16, as well as Welsh Rhian Edmunds and Emma Finucane in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.

However, in the final, the representative of the maple leaf was barely capped by New Zealander Ellesse Andrews. In the first race, Mitchell lost by three thousandths of a second. She had to win the second race to force an extra heat, but she was beaten by 91 thousandths of a second.

The day before, Mitchell had also won silver in the team sprint, along with her teammates Lauriane Genest and Sarah Orban. The latter were also present in the individual sprint, finishing third and seventh respectively in qualifying, before each losing in the quarter-finals.

More medals for Canada

The Canadians took advantage of the second day of activities to add to their collection of medals.

In weightlifting, Hannah Kaminski won the bronze medal for women, in the 49 kg category.

In para-swimming, Quebecer Nicolas-Guy Turbide won the gold medal in the 50m freestyle, in the S13 category. He beat his closest pursuer, Scotsman Stephen Clegg, by a hundredth of a second.

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