Commonwealth Games 2018 - Know Everything About Team Canada

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Commonwealth Games 2018 - Know Everything About Team Canada

Post by argo1 » 13 Apr 2018, 23:49

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you must know by now that Canada has been competing in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Games started on April 4 and last till April 15 of 2018. This is the 21st time Canada is competing at the Commonwealth games.

Canada's team consisted of 282 athletes competing in 17 sports. The team consisted of 137 male athletes and 146 female athletes. This includes 21 para-sport athletes. Canada competed in all sports on the program except netball, which it failed to qualify in. Also, Canada did not qualify an athlete in the discipline of powerlifting. On February 28, 2018, diver Meaghan Benfeito was named as the country's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.

According to sports officials, the goal of the Canadian team was at least 100 medals to be won across all sports.
This year’s Commonwealth games are being held at Gold Coast, Australia. The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland.
A total of 70 countries are expected to compete in the 2018 Games, after Maldives withdrew from the Commonwealth in Oct. 2016.

Major countries like Canada, England, Australia, India, and New Zealand are joined by smaller countries and territories like Monserrat, Norfolk Island, Niue, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

There are a total of 18 sports scheduled in the 2018 Games, with 275 events. The sports are (in alphabetical order): Aquatics (diving and swimming), athletics, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, cycling (mountain biking, road and track), gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic), hockey, lawn bowls, netball, rugby sevens, shooting, squash, table tennis, triathlon, weightlifting (power lifting), and wrestling.

Athletics has the most events with 58, while netball has just one. Canada has entrants in 17 of the 18 sports, with only the netball team having failed to qualify. In all, there are 275 events.

Some of the high profile Canadians competing this year are Damian Warner (decathlon), Meaghan Benfeito (diving), Jennifer Abel (diving), Penny Oleksiak (swimming),Kylie Masse (swimming) and Erica Wibe (wrestling).

Historically Canada has done well at the Commonwealth games and is third in overall all-time medal standings. With 1473 medals (469 gold, 476 silver, 528 bronze) won in 20 Games, Canada is behind only Australia (2218) and England (2008).

Official Website: https://www.gc2018.com/
CBC Coverage: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/commonwealthgames
Team Canada http://www.commonwealthgames.ca/

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Re: Commonwealth Games 2018 - Know Everything About Team Canada

Post by Robi » 30 Apr 2018, 14:26

Wow I didn't know some of this stuff. Great information man. I am going to check out the website!
Sometimes I get in a mood where I just want to read up on sports history, perfect timing.

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