Canada taking positives away from Commonwealth Games

Cameron Levins (L) of Canada celebrates with teammate Mohammed Ahmed after Cameron won the bronze...

Cameron Levins (L) of Canada celebrates with teammate Mohammed Ahmed after Cameron won the bronze medal in the men's 10,000m race at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, August 1, 2014. (REUTERS)

TERRY JONES, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 3:11 PM ET

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - Until Canada returns to the Century Club at the Commonwealth Games – the 100 medal mark – can you call it a success?

Canada, a 100 medal nation in five of seven Games between Edmonton 1978 and Manchester 2002, hasn't been there since.

the Glasgow medal haul of 32 gold and 82 medals overall doesn't do it.

But it does represent turning the ship around coming off a 26-gold, 76-medal effort four years ago in Delhi.

And it does offer expectation of improvement as Canada builds up to next year's Pan Am Games in Toronto and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Two years ago at London 2012, Canada had 18 medals – all from athletes who had competed at the Commonwealth Games – so it is an indicator at the halfway mark of the Olympic quadrennial.

“We're pleased with the direction these athletes are going in terms of performance going forward to future Games,” said Scott Stevenson, the general manager of the Canadian team.

 


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