Canadians Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan won the women’s gold medal of beach volleyball at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Coolagantta Beach on Thursday.
Their fellows in the men’s division didn’t have the same luck as they fell to the home team in a very tough contest.
Humana-Paredes and Pavan defeated the Australian pair of Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy 2-0 (21-19, 22-20) in 45 minutes of play.
The bronze medal went to Vanuatu’s Linline Matauatu and Miller Pata who trounced Cyprus’ Mariota Angelopoulou and Manolina Konstantinou 2-0 (21-14, 21-10) in just 34 minutes.
Canadians Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter battled for 1 hour and 1 minute before succumbing to Australians Christopher McHugh and Damien Schumann 2-1 (21-19, 18-21, 18-16).
New Zealand’s Bean O’Dea and Sam O’Dea won the bronze medal after a 2-0 (21-13, 21-15) victoru against England’s Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf in 40 minutes.