Canadian Roundup: World champions, historic feats and fast times
From major world championships accomplishments on ice, to a new world leading time on the track, Team Canada was on fire this weekend.
Here’s are the details.
It was a big weekend for Skate Canada at worlds. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir ended their undefeated season with their third world title. In the women’s event Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman made history, as they gave Canada its first-ever double podium in the ladies event.
Canada’s Rio 2016 4x100m Olympic bronze medallists were reunited this weekend at Florida Relays. The team of Andre De Grasse, Brendon Rodney, Aaron Brown and Akeem Haynes won the event in 38.15 seconds, setting a new world leading time.
Gaby Dabrowski captured the biggest title of her career on Sunday, winning the prestigious Miami Open with doubles partner Yifan Xu of China. The pair defeated former doubles World No. 1 Sania Mirza of India and Czech Barbora Strycova 6-4, 6-3 in the final.
Joanna Brown clinched her first-ever triathlon World Cup on Sunday in New Zealand. The Canadian’s silver medal finish came at the end of a very close battle for gold with Katie Zaferes from the United States.
Canadian divers picked up three World Series medals at he circuit’s stop in Kazan, Russia. Meaghan Benfeito and her new partner Caeli McKay won silver for their first World Series medal together. On Sunday Jennifer Abel made two trips the the podium, first in the women’s 3m (bronze), before returning with Francois Imbeau-Dulac in 3m synchro (silver).
Rio 2016 gymnast Shallon Olsen, had a great Sunday in vault winning 2017 Trofeo Citta di Jesolo competition in Venice competition. The Canadian scored 14.500 to finish more than 0.300 points ahead of second place.