Weekend Roundup: History made for Canadian athletes

Team Canada made history this weekend.

Christa Deguchi became the first Canadian woman to win a medal at Judo World Championships, a gold medal win in Figure Skating and record wins in Volleyball and Basketball.

Lets recap what happened.


Read: Christa Deguchi wins Judo World Championship bronze in Baku

Christa Deguchi competes at the Judo World Championships in September 2018 on her way to winning bronze.

Alberta’s Christa Deguchi becomes the first Canadian woman to win a medal at a Judo Worlds Championships. The 22-year-old defeated Theresa Stoll of Germany by ippon, or the equivalent of a knockout in boxing, in the women’s 57-kilogram class. What a record!

Figure Skating

Weaver and Poje unveil new program and win gold at 2018 Autumn Classic International Photo Courtesy Danielle Earl Photography

Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje were unbelievable on Saturday as they won the gold medal in ice dancing to end the 2018 Autumn Classic International. Along with their gold win, Carolane Soucisse and Shane Firus won bronze.

Roman Sadovsky wins Bronze at the 2018 Autumn Classic Photo Courtesy Danielle Earl Photography

In the men’s competition, Roman Sadovsky was fourth in the short and long programs but his consistency paid off because he left with a bronze medal and a personal best of 233.86s.


Kia Nurse left, scored 29 points as Canada beat South Korea 82-63 at the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Spain Photo Courtesy @FIBA via. Twitter

Canada’s Women’s National Team beat Korea 82-63 on Sunday morning at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018. Following their victory, Canada will face France on Tuesday in a first-place battle for Group A and a bye to the quarter-finals.


Canada closed out the FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championships with a win over Iran on Saturday in Sophia, Bulgaria putting them second in their pool. Although they did not advance, the Men’s Volleyball had a strong showing at worlds.