Olympic alarm: Canada won its first medal in Tokyo
Canadian women are bringing hardware home.
It started with a loud noise, and Canada won its first medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The Canadian women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team-including swimmers Keira Sanchez, Maggie McNeill, Rebecca Smith and Penny Oleksac-won the silver medal on Sunday.
Next, diving athletes Jennifer Abel and Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu won the silver medal in the synchronized three-meter springboard competition.
Devin Heroux of CBC Sports has more information about those spectacular moments, from the determined Oleksiak crossed the last few meters In the swimming pool Canadian diving duo keep calm On the Olympic stage.
Before we quickly learn more about Tokyo moves, here are some silver medal reactions:
Canadian softball teams will compete for bronze medal
Canada will have a chance to compete for a softball medal, but it will not be a gold or silver medal.
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The Canadian lost 1-0 in overtime to the defending champion Japan, who scored a singles at the bottom of the eighth inning.
On Monday, the Canadian team will play the final round-robin match with the Italian team, and then prepare to compete for the medal in Fukushima, Japan on Tuesday.
Canadian boxer’s Olympic journey ends
Participating in the game is the first battle. But Canadian boxer Mandy Bujold (Mandy Bujold) ended in heartbreak, she lost to Serbia’s Nina Radovanovic (Nina Radovanovic) by a unanimous decision.
The 34-year-old from Kitchener, Ontario participated in the 48-51 kg competition, which was not all smooth sailing.
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Bujold took maternity leave in 2018 and 2019. When the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of the Olympic qualifiers, it seems that the 11-time national champion will not be allowed to participate in the competition.
Jamie Strashin of CBC Sports has more on Bujold’s lawsuit and inspiring story Enter the ring.
Canada knocks out men’s tennis
Montreal’s Felix Ogg-Arizim was defeated in the first round of Sunday’s men’s singles tennis tournament-but he was not eliminated by Andy Murray.
The British player who was scheduled to play against the Canadian withdrew from the men’s singles before the game. Instead, Auger-Aliassime confronted the substitute Australian Max Purcell and lost the game 6-4, 7-6 (2).
This makes Leylah Annie Fernandez the last Canadian to participate in the Olympic tennis tournament.
In the women’s competition on Sunday, when the world number one Australian Ash Barty’s Olympic dream came to an end, people were taken aback. Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo, ranked 48th, won, beating her in straight sets (6-4, 6-3).
First Olympic Skateboard Medal
A hometown with a long history: Horito Yuto of Japan won the first Olympic skateboarding gold medal in history.
The 22-year-old was born in Tokyo and currently lives in the United States. With a total score of 37.18, he ranks among the best in men’s street competitions.
Vancouver’s Micky Papa missed the final with two places and ranked 10th in the qualifiers. Matt Berger of Kamloops, British Columbia, ranked 20th.
Fencing and Taekwondo
Canadian fencer Kylie Ryan entered the top eight in the women’s individual foil competition and was subsequently defeated by Larissa Korobenikova of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). All three Canadian women who participated in the subject made it to the top 16.
Winnipeg’s Skylar Park also advanced to the quarterfinals of the 57kg class in Taekwondo, and then lost to Taiwan’s Luo Jialing by a score of 11-3. She earlier defeated Stacey Haimer of Australia.
“It’s stinging because I really want to win for Canada and my family. I have to learn all the lessons I have learned, and I will be back in three years,” she said.
Her father, Jae Park, had coached her, and he said he was “very proud” of his daughter.