Canadian officials not concerned with low medal haul

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 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland July 26, 2014. (REUTERS)

TERRY JONES, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 7:58 PM ET

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - It was the first of four or five gatherings intended to celebrate Canadian medal winners at Canada House, a.k.a the Bacchus Pub, at the Commonwealth Games.

Attendance was thin. We haven't won many medals.

Oh, it's not every day at Canada House that one of our athletes walks in the door with six medals, five of them gold, hung around her neck.

There was certainly cause for celebration, although it was in clear violation of the local liquor laws that Patricia Bezzoubenko, 17, was in the pub sporting all that bling.

“Yes, that is true,” said chef de mission Chantel Peticlerc.

“But I will personally make sure she goes back home to the village early.”

While those gathered celebrated the rhythmic gymnast’s achievement and a scattering of others who have completed their competition, there was little going on out there Sunday.

Canada managed to manufacture two medals on the day.

 


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