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    Canada, the host nation, are dominating the gold medal race after three days of the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta.

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    GV INT Men's 200 metres butterfly, race in progress. Winner George Nagy (Canada) second Klaus Bredschnieder (Canada) third Philip Hubble (England).

    GV INT Women's 100 metres butterfly race in progress. Winner Wendy Quirk (Canada) second Penny McCarthy (New Zealand), third Linda Hanel (Australia).

    LV INT Winner Sal Castiglione (Australia) lifting during Middle-weight weightlifting final.

    LV INT Women's Team Gymnastics final in progress with Karen Calcel of Canada vaulting and on bars.

    "So they're coming up to the final turn. There's 50 metres to go -- once again its Hubble. One minute 30 point 1.5 is inside Brian Brinkley's Commonwealth and British record, still its a tremendous (INDISTINCT) he didn't seem to loose in this situation and doesn't look like doing so as they enter now the final 25 metres. So the battle is between Philip Hubble on the far side, the Canadian (INDISTINCT) George Nagy and Klaus Bredschnieder. George Nagy of Canada is coming back at Hubble. and George Nagy seems to have overtaken him as they come into the last five metres. Five metres to go and it looks like Nagy. Nagy touches first, second is Bredschnieder and in lane number seven Philip Hubble, beaten in the last five metres finishes in third place."

    "Linda Hanel seemed to have a very slow start there, and Penny Aldive of Canada, in the centre of the picture, with Hanel making up the ground that she lost on the start. Linda Hanel, world ranked fifth, Commonwealth second. She Jenners is in lane number three, she's going well as well. and up to the top, Sue sloane of Canada also going well. An (INDISTINCT) looking good as well. And first to turn is Wendy Quirk, the surprise slowest qualifier Wendy Quirk, the Commonwealth record-holder had to qualify in the heats in order that she could also qualify for the 200 final. And this is the girl, lurking in this outside lane that the others will have to be very aware of. 20 metres to go now, and its Wendy Quirk down here in this lane closest to us, seventh fastest qualifier and she looks as though she's going to get the medal. Wendy Quirk of Canada, she touches first."

    "This is going to be the gold medalist. He hoisted it with ease. New record it'll be jerked...that's it, a new jerk record, a new total record, and that's the gold medalist in the Middleweight Class.

    "Now Karen Calcel of Canada. the former Canadian idol, blonde, pert pretty...oh, marvellous vault really was. Handspring, front somersault, very high (INDISTINCT). The former junior idol of Canadian gymnastics. At 15 she was the overall Canadian Champion, and overall 27th in Montreal, the best ever by a Canadian gymnast. Same attack, same dynamic flair. Real pressure coaching going on Canada at gymnastics now. three weeks coaching school just before these Commonwealth Games, and these girls have really benefitted enormously.

    There's another shoot, but this time a half a twist from Karen Calcel. brilliant performance."

    George Nagy won the Men's 200 metres Butterfly in a time of 2 mins 01.99 secs. Second was Klaus Bredschnieder of Canada and third Philip Hubble of England. Wendy Quirk of Canada came first in the Women's 100 metres Butterfly in a time of 1 min 01.92 secs. Penny McCarthy of New Zealand was second and Linda Hanel of Australia third. Sal Castiglione of Australia won the Middleweight Weightlifting final with a clean jerk lift of 170 kilos, a new Clean Jerk and Commonwealth Games record. His total for the snatch and clean and jerk was also a new Games record. Castiglione is of Italian origin. Karen Calcel Canada vaulting and on the bars scored 9.65 points to clinch the Women's Team Gymnastics Gold for Canada.

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    Background: Canada, the host nation, are dominating the gold medal race after three days of the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta. With nearly all the athletics finals to come, the Canadians will find it hard to hold off the medal challenge of Australia and the African nations, but at the moment they are out in front. On Sunday (6 August) they again dominated the swimming and also won the gold medal in the women's gymnastics team final. Australia hit back with a gold in the Middleweight final of the weightlifting. Commentaries are by the BBC's Alan Weeks, David Vine, and Ron Pickering.

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