Canadian roundup: Hockey and curling fall short while Onyshko soars
Here are four recent stories featuring Canadian athletes competing at international events.
Women’s World Hockey Championship
Bottom line: Team Canada came up short in the gold medal game, losing 7-5 to the USA in a contest with two goalie changes and plenty of scoring.
Men’s World Curling Championship
Bottom line: Canada’s rink, skipped by Pat Simmons, won the bronze medal on Sunday morning by beating Finland.
World Cup Gymnastics
Bottom line: Manitoba’s Isabela Onyshko collected three medals at a World Cup in Slovenia, including her first career gold.
On Saturday, the 16-year-old was victorious on the uneven bars with a score of 13.850 points. Sweden’s Jonna Adlerteg was second with 13.475 points while Rebeca Rodrigues de Andrade of Brazil was third with a score of 12.800.
The next day, Onyshko would earn beam gold and floor exercise silver. Her score of 14.075 on beam bettered two Brazilians, second-place finisher Lorrane dos Santos Oliveira and bronze medallist Julie Kim Sinmon. Onyshko’s score of 13.650 on the floor was behind winner Eythora Thorsdottir of the Netherlands with 14.125 points.
“I knew I could do well but this came as a surprise,” said Onyshko in a Gymnastics Canada release. “I still have lots of work to do, but this really makes me more confident for sure.”
Sevens World Series – Tokyo
Bottom line: In Tokyo, Canada managed a fourth-place finish including their first-ever victory over the All Blacks
Cover photo: IIHF