Sport Shorts: Findlay Makes it Two for Two
Findlay Golden Again: Edmonton’s Paula Findlay won another major triathlon on Sunday, edging a Swedish competitor by three seconds. It was Austria’s Kitzbuehel triathlon, part of the World Championship series, and it came weeks after Findlay won gold in the London triathlon – which happened to be contested on the 2012 Olympic track.
On Sunday, Findlay was 12th after the cycling portion before surging into the lead after the first running lap. During that decisive 10 km run, she ran in a virtual deadlock with Sweden’s Lisa Norden and New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt, two of the world’s best triathletes. When Norden made a move to the finish line, Findlay went with her and crossed the tape first. Next for Findlay is a triathlon in Budapest in September where she will attempt to win an incredible third World Championship series triathlon. The Canadian Championships are first though, running Aug. 22 in Kelowna, B.C.
Lopes-Schliep Hurdles to Gold: Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (Whitby, Ont.) captured a gold medal in the 100-metre hurdles at the London Grand Prix over the weekend. Her time of 12.52 seconds is the fastest mark of the season.
Hoops Squad Wins All Three: It was an exciting week for Canada’s national men’s basketball team, who won three games against countries higher than them in the world rankings. Canada defeated China in Vancouver on Tuesday before beating France twice on Thursday and Friday in Toronto. The Canadian team flashed a swarming defence and utilized full-court presses throughout the games. The World Championships run Aug. 28 to Sept 12 in Turkey.
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