Canadian Rider in the Hunt for Gold
The heat was on in Singapore on Sunday. High heat and humidity blanketed the town, while Canadian athletes faced off against the best in the world in the hunt for medals.
Equestrian: Dominique Shone (Langley, B.C.) is tied with eight other riders for first place in the individual jumping competition at the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre. Shone and horse Roxy Girl had a penalty-free run Sunday. Shone will ride for a medal Tuesday morning.
Basketball: Canada’s unbeaten run in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament came to an end in the semifinal Sunday. China derailed the Canadians’ gold-medal hopes with a 28-21 score. Canada’s focus now is the bronze medal game Monday against the United States. “We need to learn from the mistakes we made in this game and correct them. We really need to get off to a better start,” said Tiye Traore (Sudbury, Ont.)
Athletics: Canada got another round of strong performances from its track and field team Sunday. Isatu Fofanah (Ponoka, Alta.) ran a personal best time of 24.42 seconds in the final of the women’s 200 m, finishing 6th. “I feel pretty good. My start was really good, I just slowed down a little in the last 50 m,” Fofanah said. Gabrielle Edwards (Saskatoon, Sask.) and Rayann Chin (Pickering, Ont.) finished fifth in their B finals, in the 3,000 m and shot put, respectively. “My first race was good and I felt strong. The whole experience was really great and I can learn from it.” Eamon Kichuk (Markham, Ont.) was 6th in the men’s 3,000 m B final.