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Canadian gymnast Ellie Black wins second gold at Commonwealth Games

Elsabeth Black of Canada celebrates after winning gold in the women's individual all-around artistic gymnastics competition at Coomera Indoor Stadium during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Saturday, April 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
April 07, 2018 - 4:35 AM

GOLD COAST, Australia - Canadian gymnast Ellie Black won the women's individual all-around gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday, adding to the gold she won Friday in the team event.

The 22-year-old from Halifax, runner-up-at the 2017 world championship, finished with 54.200 points at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre. Australia's Georgia Godwin was second with 53.800 and England's Alice Kinsella was third at 53.150.

Black won the team gold with Isabela Onyshko, Jade Chrobok, Shallon Olsen and Brittany Rogers.

"It was incredible," Black said of the back-to-back golds. "My coach said that I just had to go out there and enjoy it. That's what I did. I just wanted to show what Canadian gymnastics is all about."

Four years ago at the Commonwealth Games, Black won gold in the balance beam, silver in the vault and bronze in the floor. She finished fourth in the team and individual all-around.

"We were really looking to improve on the team competition," Black said. "Coming into the all-around I was of course looking to improve as well.

"I still had some mistakes, but it's a big step up from last time. It has shown that we, Canadian gymnastics, are growing. We are a force that's coming through."

Onyshko finished ninth Saturday in the individual all-around.

Black was fifth in the individual all-around two years ago in Rio, Canada's best-ever Olympic result in the event.

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