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Patricia Bezzoubenko wins 6th medal at Commonwealth Games

Patricia Bezzoubenko wins 6th medal at Commonwealth Games

Posted by Juan Gavasa on July 26, 2014

Canadian rhythmic gymnast Patricia Bezzoubenko has won her sixth medal of the Commonwealth Games, adding a bronze to her five gold in Glasgow on Saturday.

The 17-year-old started the day by winning the individual hoop, ball and clubs events, adding to her individual all-around title and her gold in the team event from earlier in the Games.

"Nobody's perfect. . . I am proud," Bezzoubenko said. "This is my life and my accomplishments. I feel amazing, here at my first Commonwealth Games. I am happy for my country and my coaches. So happy to compete for Canada."

She had a chance to match the single-Games record with a sixth gold medal in the closing ribbon event, but had to settle for bronze.

"I did my work and didn't think about medals; this was a good performance for me," she said.

Canadian rhythmic gymnast Alexandra Orlando won six gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, sweeping the five individual competitions and adding gold in the team event.

Canadian swimmer Graham Smith won six gold medals at the 1978 Games in Edmonton. The feat was matched by Australian swimmer Susie O'Neill (1998) and Ian Thorpe (2001).

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