Canadian team officials expected a breakout meet from the teen here, noting that coming out of the world junior championships last summer in Indianapolis and a December meet in Sheffield, England, she had four swims in the top eight in the world.
"I believed in myself, that I could get the gold medal", Simbine told the BBC.
Five judges‚ five scorecards and three rounds‚ but if you added up their individual scores‚ Blom lost by a single point - but for SA it's an ever-widening chasm.
There are some 15,000 volunteers working here, many of them retired professionals who just wanted to spend time being of help and to make the games a success.
"I have been playing the Commonwealth Games since 2002 and every time I have seen Singapore walking away with the gold medal without much resistance". Oleksiak was fourth in the 50 and 100 butterfly, fifth in the 100 freestyle and seventh in the 200 free.
A bit of history was made in both table tennis and badminton.
The Queensland, NSW and NZ school holidays all coincided last year but Mr Winter said this year's scheduling has "not been kind to us".
She lit the fuse by nailing 120kg with her first lift.
"It's a lot for anyone to cope with, especially a teenager", Atkinson said of the post-Rio attention.
Mirabai Chanu (48kg), Sanjita Chanu (53kg), Sathish Sivalingam (77kg), Venkat Rahul Ragala (85kg) and Punam Yadav (69kg) claimed gold, while Gururaja Poojary (56kg) and Pardeep Singh (105kg) fetched silver medals.
"We shall see how the old fella goes tomorrow", he said with a glint in his eye. Nigeria is a very tough team to play against.
Four Kiwi boxers are in quarter-finals today with victories guaranteeing at least bronze medals.
Although Sanil has not appeared yet in any of the games, he will pair up with Pune's Madhurika Patkar in the mixed doubles and Harmeet Desai in men's doubles on April 11. It ended in a crushing three set loss (11-9, 11-5, 11-4) for Team Nigeria as Team India clinched Gold.
"I have lifted a personal best of 215kg in the past but may be it wasnt my day", said the Games debutant, who was happy with a podium finish but a shade disappointed with the colour of his medal.
Mitch Larkin and Bronte Campbell highlighted a stunning night in the pool for the Australian swim team. This, despite the fact that the team did not have access to a full-time physio for the entire duration of the Games and almost every member of the squad carried niggles of various degrees. They had to dig deep in their semifinal match against Singapore and come from behind to win 3-2. Toriola is ranked second highest at 166.