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29.11.2019 07:14
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GLASGOW -- There was a moment Wednesday night when Derek Drouin was waiting to make his final attempt in high jump. Cheap Soccer Jerseys . In the tunnel to the track, Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Jessica Zelinka were waiting for their final event of the heptathlon. All action had paused for a medal ceremony. It was for Canadian Jim Steacys gold medal in the hammer throw from the previous night. The "O Canada" moment wasnt lost on any of them. "The national anthem played right before my last attempt and I thought, If this isnt going to get me pumped up I dont know whats going to," Drouin said. Drouin and Theisen-Eaton would both go on to claim gold, while Jessica Zelinka won silver in the heptathlon and Mike Mason took bronze in the high jump. Julie Labonte added a bronze in shot put for a five-medal night for Canada at the track. "When we were in the tunnel ... I was listening to the Canadian anthem and thinking, An hour and that could be me," Theisen-Eaton said. Drouin, from Corunna, Ont., cleared 2.31 metres to win his first major international high jump title, while Mason, from Nanoose Bay, B.C., won the bronze with 2.25 metres. Theisen-Eaton won the heptathlon with a score of 6,597 and Zelinka scored 6,270 for silver. "We got four medals in the span of about two minutes there, so were definitely moving in the right direction. Good things are happening," Drouin said. "And Mike and I got to pass our (Canadian) flags on to the heptathlon girls, so it was a pretty special five minutes there." Added Theisen-Eaton: "All of a sudden, all of once, Scott (MacDonald, Athletics Canadas high performance director) was trying to give everybody flags. Good problem to have." After another strong day, Canada remained in third place in the overall medal standings with 51 medals (22 gold, seven silver, 22 bronze). Australia leads with 106 medals, one more than England. David Tremblay of Windsor, Ont., won gold in the mens 61-kilogram category, Dori Yeats of Montreal won the womens 69-kilo title and Arjun Gill of Surrey, B.C., won gold in the mens 97-kilo event. Jill Gallays of Saskatoon and Braxton Stone-Papadopoulos of Pickering, Ont., won bronze medals. Gallays finished third in the womens 53-kilo category and Stone-Papadopoulos was third in the womens 58-kilo class. In diving, Montreals Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion of Laval, Que., won gold in the womens synchronized 10-metre platform. Lavals Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., later added silver in the three-metre springboard. The 24-year-old Drouin, who won bronze at both the 2012 London Olympics and 2013 world championships, had hoped to go higher. Hes broken the Canadian record three times in less than a year, and in his first meet this season, cleared 2.40 metres to join an exclusive club -- only about a dozen jumpers in history have jumped that high. It wasnt to be on a blustery night at Hampden Park, as he missed all three attempts at 2.35. "I would really love to jump 2.40 again. Id like to get up to those high heights again," he said. "I think we got a taste of what Scottish weather was like," he added, of the conditions. "It was funny, within a matter of about two minutes we had a problem of rain and then the sun being in our eyes. Its just what you have to deal with, it obviously wasnt perfect but we dealt with it." Theisen-Eaton, a 25-year-old from Humboldt, Sask., won five of the seven events -- high jump, shot put, 200 metres, long jump and the 800 -- over the two days for her first major international victory. She won silver at both last years world indoor and outdoor world championships. "So this gold medal makes me really happy," she said. "I always said I dont think I would get choked up but I had to fight back a few tears (on the podium). Its just representing your country and knowing everybody back home is happy and watching and supporting you. It feels really good." Theisen-Eatons husband Ashton Eaton -- a world record-holder and Olympic and world champion in the decathlon -- cheered her on from the stands. The American even wore a Canada T-shirt. "Ashton obviously knows what its like to be out there as an athlete, and knows that sometimes its hard to fire yourself up," Theisen-Eaton said. "So at the long jump, he walked over and said, Bri, come here! and I go over there, he was like, Come on, youve got to get fired up for this one! "He just amps me up." The heptathlon marked the first time Theisen-Eaton and Zelinka had battled head-to-head since the London Olympics. The 32-year-old Zelinka, from London, Ont., took last year off from the multi-events, needing a break. Earlier this season, Theisen-Eaton broke Zelinkas Canadian record of 6,599 points, recording 6,641 in Gotzis, Austria. Theisen-Eaton had a virtually unbeatable 326-point lead after six of the seven events, and they capped the two days with a hard-fought 800. Theisen-Eaton won in two minutes 11.46 seconds, Zelinka finishing eight-10ths of a second behind her. "I wanted to be competitive and show Im back, and Im strong mentally in this event," said Zelinka, who won the two events that Theisen-Eaton didnt -- the 100-metre hurdles and javelin. "This is kind of like a little opening ceremonies for me coming back. Its good to play again, it was playing. It was fun." Asked for her reaction to Theisen-Eatons victory, Zelinka said: "No reaction, I knew she could do it. She was second coming in. In the world. I was 20th. So it was no surprise. But I still wanted to challenge her, because thats what we do in heptathlon." Zelinka, who was seventh in both the hurdles and heptathlon in London, almost didnt qualify for Glasgow, as the cut-off date to qualify was June 1. She missed the qualifying standard at a meet in May, so decided at the last minute to try again. "I did a race in Texas at 9 oclock, drove four hours, got to bed at two, started the hep at about 10 oclock the next day just to try again and I got (the qualifying standard)," she said. "I havent not made a national team since I was pregnant, every year Ive been on the national team, and it really means a lot." Zelinka echoed the praise of all the Canadians for the raucous crowd in the 44,000-seat Hampden Park -- normally the home of Scotlands national soccer team, but transformed into the track and field venue for the Games. The noise from the crowd for every event was deafening. "It took us forever to get around that (victory) lap, everyone is so into it here," Zelinka said. "Its such a great crowd, very genuine and very supportive of just great efforts, no matter what country." The 24-year-old Labonte threw 17.58 metres for the shot put bronze. Valerie Adams of New Zealand won the gold with 19.88, while Cleopatra Borel of Trinidad & Tobago was second with 18.57. Canada has 10 medals in track and field, including five gold, with three days of competition to go. The Canadian team brought home 17 medals in the sport from the Games four years ago in New Delhi. Kyriakos Ioannou of Cyprus was second in the high jump with 2.28 metres. Englands Jessica Taylor won heptathlon bronze with a score of 5,826. Labonte threw 17.58 metres. Valerie Adams of New Zealand won the gold with 19.88, while Cleopatra Borel of Trinidad & Tobago was second with 18.57. Soccer Jerseys Online . Hamilton signed offensive linemen Mike Filer, Joel Reinders, Landon Rice and Carson Rockhill. Replica Soccer Jerseys . -- Get a flow chart ready to follow the Packers quarterback situation. https://www.cheapsoccerjerseysjustwholesale.com/ .com) - The Memphis Grizzlies signed guard Seth Curry on Tuesday. MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City smashed through the 100-goal barrier in the Premier League with a 4-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday that moved the team two points clear with a game left and within touching distance of a second title in three years. City turned a match gripped with tension into a procession with four goals in the final 26 minutes, with Edin Dzekos double ending Villas stubborn resistance and Yaya Toures spectacular solo goal completing the scoring in injury time. A draw at home to West Ham on Sunday will be enough for City to settle a thrilling title race, with only Liverpool capable of stopping them. Chelsea, in third place, has been knocked out of contention. If City does go on to capture the championship, it will have done so in style under attack-minded coach Manuel Pellegrini -- just as was desired by the clubs Abu Dhabi owners. "In the way we play, I am very happy to win the title this way," said Pellegrini, speaking as if the Premier League trophy was already in Citys hands. "There are different ways to win titles -- I choose this one with attractive football ... Maybe you can win titles other ways. For me, the esthetic part is very important." City has been most pundits favourite the whole season but the team is doing it the hard way -- just like in 2012 when it won the title with two injury-time goals in its final match. Pellegrinis side has been top for just 11 days this season - compared to 59 for Liverpool, 64 for third-place Chelsea and 128 for fourth-place Arsenal. But City has hit form just as Liverpool has started to blunder, dropping five points in its last two games. City, by contrast, has won its last four matches and has a superior goal difference of 13 to Liverpool. Also Wednesday, Sunderland beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 to guarantee another season in the Premier League and virtually relegate Norwich, which is three points behind West Brom but with a much inferior goal difference. There was a party atmosphere inside Etihad Stadium as City fans celebrated Toures brilliant goal, a powerful run through Villas defennce from inside his own half. Soccer Jerseys 2020. For the first 63 minutes, however, it had been very different. Villas packed defence had held firm under constant pressure and it was looking like one of those nights for City. Pellegrini remained calm on the touchline, though, and the hosts didnt abandon their passing philosophy, eventually making the breakthrough in the 64th when full back Pablo Zabaleta -- on yet another raid down the right -- crossed for Dzeko to steer home from close range. The goal was greeted by an outpouring of relief by the home fans but Dzeko -- and Zabaleta for that matter -- werent finished. From another teasing centre by Zabaleta, Samir Nasris effort was saved by goalkeeper Brad Guzan but the ball landed at the feet of Dzeko, who dribbled the ball into the corner in the 72nd for his fifth goal in three games. Villa started to push forward and that played into Citys hands. Toure cut the ball back for substitute Stevan Jovetic to curl a low shot into the corner from the edge of the area in the 89th, before the Ivory Coast midfielder capped the win with an emphatic fourth, his 20th of the campaign. "An amazing amount of goals," Pellegrini said, who hailed Toure as "the absolute complete midfielder." Chelseas Frank Lampard is the only other central midfielder to score 20 or more goals in the Premier League era, in the 2009-10 season. A month ago, Sunderland manager Gus Poyet said it would be a "miracle" if his team stayed up but thats exactly what it has done after first-half goals by Jack Colback and Fabio Borini against West Brom. Sunderland has picked up 13 points from its last five matches -- including wins over Chelsea and Manchester United and a draw at City. "I dont know if you will see something similar ever again," said Poyet, whose team is only the second since the Premier League started in 1992 to be last at Christmas and stay up. Despite the loss, West Brom is effectively safe as it is three points clear of Norwich but with a goal difference 17 better ahead of Sundays final round of the season. ' ' '

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