Australia took gold this morning in the women’s pole vault final. Alana Boyd completed a season’s best of 4.40m to take the top spot at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. She said of the competition: “Of course I’d loved to have jumped 4.55 but hey, I got a medal so I couldn’t have asked for anything more”. The results of the final were as follows:
- Alana Boyd – Australia – 4.40m
- Marianna Zachariadi – Cyprus – 4.40m
- Kate Denison – England – 4.25m
- Carly Dockendorf – Canada – 4.25m
- Kelsie Hendry – Canada – 4.25m
- Amanda Bisk – Australia – 4.25m
- Emma Jane Lyons – England – 4.10m
- Gabriella Duclos-Lasnier – Canada – 4.10m
- Sally Peake – Wales – 3.95m
- Roslinda Samsu – Malaysia – 3.95m
- Liz Parnov – Australia – 3.95m
- Bryony Sian Raine – Wales – 3.80m
- Henrietta Paxton – Scotland – NM
The pole vault women’s medal ceremony will take place at 20:25 on Tuesday 12th October 2010.
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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.
Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Various Indigenous peoples inhabited what is now Canada for thousands of years before European colonization. The Canada Act 1982, which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy in the Westminster tradition, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.
As a highly developed country, Canada has the seventeenth-highest nominal per-capita income globally as well as the thirteenth-highest ranking in the Human Development Index. Its advanced economy is the tenth-largest in the world, relying chiefly upon its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.
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The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, remain under the UK’s control according to the London and Zürich Agreements.
The Republic of Cyprus has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1961 and joined the European Union on 1 May 2004.
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