Weekend Roundup: Canada qualifies for FIFA Women’s World Cup and more triumphs
Team Canada athletes are on their way to making history after some amazing victories this past weekend.
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At the CONCACAF Women’s Championship in Frisco, Texas, Canada’s Women’s National Team rocked the semifinal with a 7-0 win against Panama. This victory qualified Canada for next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Canada will now face Team USA in the final on Wednesday. Captain Christine Sinclair has scored four goals so far in the tournament, including two in the semifinal, to bring her international career total to 177. She is now just seven goals away from tying Abby Wambach’s all-time record of 184 goals. Also of note, Diana Matheson made her 200th appearance for Canada in the semifinal.
Team Canada left the Judo Cancun Grand Prix this weekend with four polished medals. On Friday, Jessica Klimkait won her third Grand Prix silver medal in the women’s -57 kg class. The next day, Rio 2016 Olympian Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard won silver in women’s -63 kg category. Arthur Margelidon followed with Canada’s third medal in Cancun in men’s -73 kg. Kelita Zupancic finished off the weekend winning bronze in the women’s -70 kg class.
Youth Olympic Games
Nothing can stop Team Canada’s young athletes from rising to the top. Here is a rundown of this weekend’s medallists at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
- Brian Yang won Canada’s first gold medal of the Games in the badminton mixed team relay event
- Felix Dolci won silver in men’s rings at Buenos Aires 2018, becoming Team Canada’s second artistic gymnastics medallist in Youth Olympic Games history
- Rachel Krapman won bronze in the mixed team tournament on the final day of judo competition
- Emma Spence won bronze in women’s vault for Team Canada’s first medal in artistic gymnastics
- Alexander Milanovich became Team Canada’s final swimming medallist at Buenos Aires 2018, after racing to bronze in the men’s 50 breaststroke
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