|Canada's Alexandre Despatie competes in the men's three metre springboard diving final at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi October 11, 2010. Despatie won the gold medal. REUTERS/Andy Clark
DELHI, India -- Alexandre Despatie dove into an exclusive club Monday at the Commonwealth Games.
Despatie of Laval, Que., won the three metre springboard at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex with a 94.5 score, a day after winning gold on the one metre springboard.
Despatie completed the triple-double after winning the same events at Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006. He is among nine men with at least eight Commonwealth golds.
"My fourth dive was my best of the meet so far,” said Despatie. “I knew I had to be focused and aggressive for that dive and I am glad I pulled that off.”
Despatie was joined on the podium by Reuben Ross of Pilot Butte, Sask., who edged Australian Nel Grant for silver.
Meanwhile, India shutout Canada 3-0 in women’s field hockey to claim fifth place at Chand National Stadium. Canada was relegated to sixth.
“We have a young team,” said Canada’s coach Louis Mendonca. “We would like to be in the top 10 in the next five years. We must play tough. Our challenge is playing against the bigger countries.”