The win for Team Great Britain in the gold medal match was a surprise, especially for Canada. In previous World Championships, Canada has finished second to the United States, and many pundits expected this year to be no different. Despite being an outsider in this year’s competition, Team Great Britain has benefited from tough competition in Europe in the years in between the WWCs. The women of Canada have also been a separate team for some time. In the bronze medal match, Team Canada will play Team Finland. In the gold medal game, Team Great Britain will face Team USA.
Team Canada’s defense
The Canadian women’s team’s defense won a game against Finland on Saturday night. The team came out with a stout defense and a tough running game, and ended up winning the game. The game was close throughout, but Canada’s defense was impressive and their goal-line stand was particularly effective. The Canadian defense held the Finns’ offense to under 20 yards per play and held them to just five first downs.
A South African named Caster Semenya has won the 800m gold at the American Football World Championships. The sprinter, who is the first black athlete to win an event at a World Championship, has married her South African coach, Violet Raseboya. Semenya married Raseboya on January 7, 2017, the same day she was born. The couple have a daughter, Oratile.
Scottish athlete Eilish McColgan won a gold medal in the 10,000m final at the Commonwealth Games. Her time of 30:48:60 set a new games record. McColgan also won the silver medal in the 5,000m race. Her victory made her the 500th Scottish athlete to win a medal at a Commonwealth Games. Here are some facts about Eilish McColgan.
Canadian women’s football player Danaye Holynski won the silver medal for the first time at the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship in Langley, B.C. The Canadian team features 18 Saskatchewan residents, including Rueve, who played for the Saskatoon Valkyries of the Western Women’s Canadian Football League. Holynski is also a member of the Saskatoon Valkyries, who are the defending Western Women’s Canadian Football League champions. The Saskatoon Valkyries are an affiliate of the Regina Riot.
A Saskatchewan native, Emmarae Dale grew up in a rural area before moving to Saskatoon when she was five years old. She was the youngest of six children, and her family was no stranger to competition. She was an excellent athlete from a young age and played multiple school sports, including soccer. Her childhood was consumed by competitive soccer and she became a star athlete after her silver-medal performance.
Earlier this week, Christian Coleman won the 60m in the USA Track and Field Indoor Championships after returning from a doping ban. The speedster had missed the Tokyo Games and had three drug tests within a 12-month span of 2018. But the ban was lifted in November and he has been back in competition for the rest of the indoor season, which runs from January through late March. Now he is hoping to make the most of this opportunity and get some gold or silver in the next Olympic Games.