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07/26/2014 07:00 EDT | Updated 09/25/2014 05:59 EDT

Patricia Bezzoubenko wins 5th gold at Commonwealth Games

Canadian rhythmic gymnast Patricia Bezzoubenko has won three more gold medals, bringing her total in Glasgow to five and putting her one away from the record for a single Commonwealth Games.

The 17-year-old won the hoop, ball and clubs events Saturday, adding to her individual all-around title and her gold in the team event.

She has a chance to equal the Commonwealth Games record of six gold medals later Saturday when she competes in the ribbon event, her final competition.

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).

Bezzoubenko was born in Vancouver but has lived in Moscow since she was four. She lists Thornhill, Ont., as her hometown.