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Audrey Leduc breaks women's 100m sprint record to win gold in Canada

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The Canadian Press

St. Catharines, Ontario. — Quebec's Audrey Leduc broke her women's 100-meter sprint record on Friday en route to winning gold at the Canadian Games.

Leduc broke her 1977 Cindy Moore record of 11.56 with her 11.55 seconds.

The 23-year-old's time was 0.29 seconds faster than Team B.C.'s Catherine her Lucas. who finished in silver.

In another record-breaking effort, Leduc-led team Her Quebec won the gold medal in her 4×100 women's relay with a time of 44.74 seconds, surpassing the previous mark set by the BC. I was.

His Eliezer Adjibi of Ontario broke the Canadian Games record in his sprint in the men's 100m and won the gold medal with a time of 10.32 seconds. His previous record of 10.38 held by Nathan Taylor (2001) and Karson Kowalchuk (2017).

World 4x100 gold medalist Jerome Blake also said that in 2017 he was running 10:38, but Kovalczuk put him one thousandth of a second behind him in second place. did.

Azibi also added her 4×100 relay gold medal as Ontario topped the podium with her time of 40.52 seconds.

Ontario leads the competition on Friday as she added 19 medals, 11 of which were gold, with 154 medals, including 64 gold. . Quebec retained her second place, adding to her 115 medals she added 16 podiums and her eight gold medals.

BC (98 total, 24 gold) and Alberta (86 overall, 29 gold) sit third and her fourth in the medal standings.

This Canadian Press report was first published on August 19, 2022.