Canadian gymnast wins bronze and ... FIVE gold medals!

Patricia Bezzoubenko of Canada kisses her medals after competing in the rhythmic gymnastics...

Patricia Bezzoubenko of Canada kisses her medals after competing in the rhythmic gymnastics individual apparatus finals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, July 26, 2014. (Russell Cheyne/Reuters)

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:34 PM ET

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - When they hung the final medal around her neck, Patricia Bezzoubenko had more gold medals than 67 of the 71 nations at the Commonwealth Games.

Including Canada.

By three.

Only 55 countries have won medals of any colour at the Commonwealth Games in their history. And of those she won more gold medals than 45 of them dating back to 1930.

In three days.

Five gold medals! One in the team competition Thursday. One in the all-around Friday. And three straight in the ball, the hoop and the club before she made a mistake and the chance for a six event gold medal sweep went away with the bronze in the ribbon.

Five gold medals! That's Graham Smith Edmonton 1978 Commonwealth Games territory in swimming.

The three gold and a bronze by the noon hour on Day 3 single-handedly pulled Canada past India and closed the gap to two medals behind Scotland to start the day.

In the 16 Olympics and eight Commonwealth Games your correspondent has covered, I feel compelled to report, I have never before been sighted taking a seat at the press tribune at rhythmic gymnastics at 9:30 a.m. anywhere in the world.


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