Canada at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games

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Canada at the Commonwealth Youth Games

Canada
Flag of Canada

CGA code  CAN
National
Federation
Commonwealth Games Canada
At the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games
in Isle of Man
Competitors 56 in 6 sports
Officials 14
Flag bearer Asianna Covington (opening)[1]
Caroline Morin-Houde (closing)[2]
Medals:
Rank: 15
Gold
0
Silver
6
Bronze
10
Total
16

Canada competed at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games held in the British Crown Dependency of Isle of Man from 7 to 13 September 2011. Their participation marked their third Commonwealth Youth Games appearance. Canada was represented by the Commonwealth Games Canada, the association which is responsible for Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth movement in Canada. The delegation of 70 people included 56 competitors and 14 coaches and supporting staff.[3]

Asianna Covington of Surrey, British Columbia, was given the honor to carry the national flag of Canada at the opening ceremony.[4] Caroline Morin-Houde of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, was selected as the flag bearer in the closing ceremony.[2] This was the first time that Canada failed to win any gold medal, and devolved to 15th position with six silvers and 16 overall medals, Canada ranking fifth in the medal table (with six golds and 26 overall medals) of the previous Commonwealth Youth Games. Sprinter Caroline Morin-Houde was the most successful competitor from Canadian side, winning three silvers. Artistic gymnast Curtis Graves was the most medal winning athlete in the Canadian delegation, winning two silvers and two bronze medals. With one silver and one bronze, Shaina Harrison and Kal Nemier were other competitors who won multiple medals at the Games.

Medalists[edit]

20 out of 56 Canadian competitors won medals at the Games. The following Canadian competitors won medals at the Games. In the 'by discipline' sections below, medalists' names are emboldened.

Multiple medalists[edit]

Name Medal Sport Event
Morin-Houde, CarolineCaroline Morin-Houde  Silver
 Silver
 Silver
Athletics 100 m
200 m
4×100 m relay
Graves, CurtisCurtis Graves  Silver
 Silver
 Bronze
 Bronze
Gymnastics Men's team CIV
Horizontal bar CIII
Parallel bars CIII
Still rings CIII
Harrison, ShainaShaina Harrison  Silver
 Bronze
Athletics 4×100 m relay
100 m
Nemier, KalKal Nemier  Silver
 Bronze
Gymnastics Men's team CIV
Horizontal bar

Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics[edit]

Athletics Canada, the national governing body of athletics in Canada, selected 21 athletes (nine men and twelve women) as a part of the delegation to participate in the athletics events. This was the second time in the history of the Games that Canada sent contingents for the athletics. Canada made its appearance in the athletics events of the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2008, where they won one gold, three silver and three bronze medals.[5]

In the athletics team, there were nine men: Steven Ajayi (100 m), Drelan Bramwell (100– and 200 m), Jeremy Coughler (2000 m steeplechase), Christian Gravel (3000 m), Denray Jean-Jacques (400 m), Keefer Joyce (100 m), Troy Smith (1500 m), Matthew Swanson (800 m), and Jordan Wand (800 m), and twelve women: Mireille Aylwin-Descôteaux (2000 m steeplechase), Asianna Covington (discus and hammer throw), Adrianne Erdman (2000 m steeplechase), Taylor Farquhar (400 m hurdles), Emma Galbraith (800 m), Shaina Harrison (100 m), Alexa Hrycun (1500 m), Cassandra Jones (400 m), Vanessa McLeod (800 m), Caroline Morin-Houde (200 m), Brooke Rowland (javelin throw), and Marie-Colombe St-Pierre (200 m) athletes. The team was also accompanied by Christine Laverty as head coach, Jean-François Roy as team manager, and two event coaches George Kerr and Gregory Peters.[5]

Men
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Drelan Bramwell 100 m[6] 10.76 Q 10.72 Q 10.60 4
200 m[7] 21.79 Q 22.04 3 Did not advance
Keefer Joyce 100 m[6] 10.69 Q 10.61 Q 10.63 5
Steven Ajayi 200 m[7] 22.07 Q 22.29 3 Did not advance
Denray Jean-Jacques 400 m[8] 49.16 Q 50.33 4 Did not advance
Matthew Swanson 800 m[9] 1:52.74 Q 1:52.72 Q 1:54.09 4
Jordan Wand 800 m[9] 1:55.18 Q 2:03.85 6 Did not advance
Christian Gravel 1500 m[10] 4:01.50 Q N/A 3:58.81 6
Troy Smith 1500 m[10] 4:01.95 Q N/A 4:04.09 8
Thomas Jeremy Coughler 2000 m steeplechase[11] N/A 6:14.36 6
Ajayi, StevenSteven Ajayi
Bramwell, DrelanDrelan Bramwell
Jean-Jacques, DenrayDenray Jean-Jacques
Joyce, KeeferKeefer Joyce
4×100 m relay N/A 41.44 Bronze medal icon.svg
Women
Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Caroline Morin-Houde 100 m[12] 11.97 Q 11.67 Q 11.81 Silver medal icon.svg
200 m[13] 24.40 Q 24.74 Q 24.44 Silver medal icon.svg
Shaina Harrison 100 m[12] 12.00 Q 11.82 Q 11.81 Bronze medal icon.svg
Marie-Colombe St-Pierre 200 m[13] 24.89 Q 25.14 Q 25.04 6
Cassandra Jones 400 m[14] 58.15 Q 57.56 Q DQ
Emma Galbraith 800 m[15] 2:16.42 Q N/A 2:16.08 5
Vanessa McLeod 800 m[15] 2:15.34 Q N/A 2:13.08 Bronze medal icon.svg
Alexa Hrycun 100 m hurdles[16] 13.86 Q N/A 13.96 4
Deshaunda Morrison 100 m hurdles[16] 13.87 Q N/A 13.77 Bronze medal icon.svg
Taylor Farquhar 400 m hurdles[17] N/A 62.00 Bronze medal icon.svg
Mireille Aylwin-Descôteaux 2000 m steeplechase[18] N/A 7:17.81 6
Adrianne Erdman 2000 m steeplechase[18] N/A 7:14.58 5
Harrison, ShainaShaina Harrison
Hrycun, AlexaAlexa Hrycun
Morin-Houde, CarolineCaroline Morin-Houde
Colombe St-Pierre, MarieMarie Colombe St-Pierre
4×100 m relay[19] N/A 46.58 Silver medal icon.svg
Asianna Covington Discus throw[20] N/A 43.52 m 5
Hammer throw[21] N/A 49.94 m 4

Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton[edit]

Commonwealth Games Canada sent eight—four men and four women—badminton players to the Games, competing in all the events. None of the players succeeded in winning a medal. The doubles pair of Nathan Choi and Nyl Yakura advanced to the bronze final match where they lost to Srikanth Kidambi and Hema Thandarang of India.

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Ref
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Clinton Wong Men's singles Bye Scotland Matthew Carder (SCO)
W 21–15, 18–21, 21–16
Wales Matthew Carder (WAL)
L 22–24, 18–21
Did not advance [22]
Nyl Yakura Men's singles Bye  Daniel Sebunnya (UGA)
W 21–8, 21–8
 Pratul Joshi (IND)
L 18–21, 15–21
Did not advance [22]
Adrianna Giuffre Women's singles Bye Northern Ireland Alannah Stephenson (NIR)
W 21–16, 21–16
Did not advance [23]
Wan-Ting Tsai Women's singles Bye  Kristi Reno-Singh (TRI)
W 21–6, 21–3
 Pusarla Sindhu (IND)
L 15–21, 21–13, 8–21
Did not advance [23]
Andrew Lau,
Clinton Wong
Men's doubles N/A Trinidad and Tobago Jason Ramjas,
Matthaus Wilford (TRI)
W 21–6, 21–9
India Srikanth Kidambi,
Hema Thandarang (IND)
L 21–18, 16–21, 15–21
Did not advance [24]
Nathan Choi,
Nyl Yakura
Men's doubles N/A Scotland Matthew Carder,
Josh Neil (SCO)
W 21–14, 21–10
Australia Hu-Wen Chew,
Toby Wong (AUS)
W 21–9, 21–11
Malaysia Nelson Heg,
Ee yi Teo (IND)
L 17–21, 11–21
Bronze final
India Srikanth Kidambi,
Hema Thandarang (IND)
L 14–21, 21–15, 12–21
4 [24]
Adrianna Giuffre,
Wan-Ting Tsai
Women's doubles N/A Malaysia Sonia Cheah,
Li lian Yang (MAS)
L 13–21, 18–21
Did not advance [25]
Vivian Kwok,
Kacey Tung
Women's doubles N/A Falkland Islands Matthew Carder,
Josh Neil (FLK)
W 21–3, 21–8
Australia Jacqueline Guan,
Gronya Somerville (AUS)
L 11–21, 12–21
Did not advance [25]
Kacey Tung,
Clinton Wong
Mixed doubles N/A Maldives Aminath Suhaila Hussain
Mohamed Shabin (MDV)
W 21–2, 21–2
Wales Daniel Font
Jordan Hart (WAL)
L 21–15, 15–21, 19–21
Did not advance [26]
Wan-Ting Tsai,
Nyl Yakura
Mixed doubles N/A South Africa Andries Malan,
Jennifer van den Berg (RSA)
W 21–11, 21–10
Guernsey Emily Trebert,
Jordan Trebert (GGY)
W 21–8, 21–10
Malaysia Nelson Heg,
Meng yean Lee (MAS)
L 21–18, 21–17, –21, 16–21
Did not advance [26]

Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing[edit]

Canada entered four pugilists—Brody Pigeon (light flyweight), Jessy Brown (bantamweight), Luis Valdivia (welterweight) and Cody Crowley (middleweight)—to compete in the boxing events. Both Pigeon and Brown received byes in their first round matches. Pigeon eliminated in the second round (quarterfinal) after losing to Nyiko Ndukula of South Africa. Brown was the only medal winning Canadian boxer. He defeated Benjamin Henry of Guyana in the quarterfinal and Obedy Mutapa of Zambia in the semifinal. In the final bout, Brown lost to Qais Ashfaq of England by the points difference of 3 to 15, but his appearance in the final round helped him with the podium finish—a silver medal. Opponent of Valdivia, Kieran Smith, won the quarterfinal match due to walkover. Crowley defeated Tevita Pomale of Tonga in the quarterfinal, but lost to Dylan Hardy of Australia in the semifinal.

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Ref
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Brody Pigeon Light flyweight Bye  Nyiko Ndukula (RSA)
L 11–16
Did not advance [27]
Jessy Brown Bantamweight Bye  Benjamin Henry (GUY)
W opponent retired injured
 Obedy Mutapa (ZAM)
W 19–7
England Qais Ashfaq (ENG)
L 3–15
Silver medal icon.svg [28]
Luis Valdivia Welterweight N/A Scotland Kieran Smith (SCO)
L opponent won by walkover
Did not advance [29]
Cody Crowley Middleweight N/A  Tevita Pomale (TGA)
W 16–5
 Dylan Hardy (AUS)
W 12–14
Did not advance [30]

Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank Ref
Elliott Doyle Time trial 10.02 15 [31]
Road race @1Lap 22 [32]
Criterium @34Laps 27 [33]
Simon-Pierre Gauthier Time trial 9.44 9 [31]
Road race 2:37:24 15 [32]
Criterium 57.48 8 [33]
Charles Matte Time trial 9.43 8 [31]
Road race 2:36:22 7 [32]
Criterium @34Laps 26 [33]
David Onsow Time trial 10.37 27 [31]
Road race @2Laps 24 [32]
Criterium @35Laps 28 [33]
Elliott Doyle,
Simon-Pierre Gauthier,
Charles Matte,
David Onsow
Time trial team 19.27 Bronze medal icon.svg [34]
Elliott Doyle,
Simon-Pierre Gauthier,
Charles Matte,
David Onsow
Road race team 6 [35]
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank Ref
Allyson Gillard Time trial 11:44 12 [36]
Road race 1:14:52 15 [37]
Criterium @3Laps 15 [38]
Tennessee Mayer Time trial 11:45 13 [36]
Road race 1:16:01 16 [37]
Criterium @2Laps 13 [38]
Janie Rioux-Coulombe Time trial 11:50 15 [36]
Road race 1:08:11 11 [37]
Criterium @2Laps 12 [38]
Allyson Gillard,
Tennessee Mayer,
Janie Rioux-Coulombe
Time trial team 23.29 5 [39]
Allyson Gillard,
Tennessee Mayer,
Janie Rioux-Coulombe
Road race team 6 [40]

Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic
Men
Athlete Event Apparatus Final
Floor Pommel horse Rings Vault Parallel bars Horizontal bar Total Rank
Zachary Clay Qualification 13.400 Q 13.050 Q 10.450 14.650 Q 13.600 Q 12.950 78.100 3 Q
All-around 13.650 12.600 11.650 14.850 13.500 10.800 77.050 7
Floor 13.300 N/A 13.300 4
Pommel horse N/A 12.950 N/A 12.950 4
Vault N/A 14.175 N/A 14.175 5
Parallel bars N/A 12.850 N/A 12.850 4
Kal Nemier Qualification 12.650 10.350 13.050 Q 14.500 13.000 13.450 Q 77.000 5 Q
All-around 13.100 10.700 13.450 14.900 12.900 13.550 78.600 5
Rings N/A 12.850 N/A 12.850 5
Horizontal bar N/A 13.600 13.600 Bronze medal icon.svg
Curtis Grave Qualification 12.050 8.500 12.550 Q 14.100 13.400 Q 13.450 Q 74.050 11
Rings N/A 13.400 N/A 13.400 Bronze medal icon.svg
Parallel bars N/A 13.250 N/A 13.250 Bronze medal icon.svg
Horizontal bar N/A 13.750 13.750 Silver medal icon.svg

Rugby union pictogram.svg Rugby sevens[edit]

Canadian roster for the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games consisted 12 players. Players were selected evenly from British Columbia and Ontario only. Shane Thompson, head coach of the Canadian National Under-18 Men's Sevens team, joined the team as coach, Jeff Williams as assistant coach and Darrell Devine as co-coach/manager.[41]

Team Roster
Pool A
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
 Australia 3 3 0 0 97 5 +92 9
 Scotland 3 2 0 1 63 38 +25 7
 Canada 3 1 0 2 65 46 +19 5
 Isle of Man 3 0 0 3 5 140 −135 3
10 September 2011
16:41
Australia  31–0  Canada
Report

10 September 2011
17:58
Scotland  15–14  Canada
Report

10 September 2011
19:36
Canada  50–0  Isle of Man
Report
Quarterfinals

Canadian team qualified for the quarterfinal after finishing third in the pool A. On 11 September, team Canada played its quarterfinal match against the runner-up of pool B South Africa. South African team won the match with a goal difference of 24–12, and qualified for the semifinals.[42]

11 September 2011
16:53
Canada  12–24  South Africa
Report
Semi Final Plate and Bowl

After losing to South African team in the quarterfinal, Canadian team played against Trinidad and Tobago to qualify for the Grand Final Plate match. Canada beat Trinidad and Tobago with a goal difference of 60–7, largest margin victory of Canada in the tournament.[42]

11 September 2011
17:49
Trinidad and Tobago  7–60  Canada
Report
Grand Final Plate

Canada faced Isle of Man in the Grand Final Plate match. Isle of Man earned a place after beating Sri Lanka in the other semi Final Plate match. Similar to pool round match, Isle of Man remained scoreless and Canadian team with a goal difference of 52–0 won Grand Final Plate—equivalent to fifth position in the final standings.[42]

11 September 2011
19:34
Isle of Man  0–52  Canada
Report

See also[edit]

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