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Canadians received all types of medals this weekend

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On snow and ice, within the water, on the observe and atop the mat, Canada’s Olympic athletes reached the rostrum in a big selection of sports activities on Saturday and Sunday. Let’s get you caught up:

Inventive swimmer Jacqueline Simoneau received Canada’s first (and nonetheless solely) medal of the World Aquatics Championships.

Simoneau took silver within the ladies’s solo technical occasion on Saturday in Doha. There aren’t any solo occasions for inventive swimmers within the Olympics, however Simoneau and Audrey Lamothe try to qualify for Paris within the duet. Canada can also be attempting for an Olympic spot within the group occasion. Competitors within the sport previously generally known as synchronized swimming continues by way of Saturday.

The Canadian ladies’s water polo group bought off to a powerful begin, trouncing South Africa 24-2 of their opener on Sunday. Canada continues group play on Tuesday at 4 a.m. ET vs. Nice Britain. The Canadians try to earn one of many two remaining spots on this summer time’s Olympics, and that is their final probability to do it.

Canada stays and not using a medal in diving after Caeli McKay positioned eighth in at present’s ladies’s 10m platform ultimate. McKay took bronze on this occasion ultimately yr’s worlds, the place she additionally clinched an Olympic spot for Canada. She’ll group with Kate Miller within the ladies’s 10m synchronized ultimate on Tuesday at 10:32 a.m. ET.

Watch diving, inventive swimming and the Canada-Nice Britain ladies’s water polo match stay on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports activities app and CBC Gem on Tuesday. Here is the total streaming schedule.

Pace skater Valérie Maltais captured her first solo World Cup championship.

After taking bronze in Friday’s 3,000m race on the World Cup season finale in Quebec Metropolis to complete third within the ladies’s long-distances standings, Maltais secured the ladies’s mass begin title with a ninth-place end on Sunday. Ivanie Blondin, who joined with Maltais and Isabelle Weidemann to win Olympic gold within the group pursuit in 2022, completed second within the mass begin chase. The trio positioned second within the group pursuit this season, ending their run of 4 straight World Cup titles.

On the boys’s aspect, Canadian Ted-Jan Bloemen’s victory within the 5,000m on Friday lifted him to a runner-up end within the males’s long-distances standings whereas Laurent Dubreuil’s silver within the 500m on Saturday pushed him to second place.

The world championships happen subsequent week in Calgary.

Two Canadian determine skating duos took gold.

The ice dance tandem of Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier and the pairs group of Deanna Stellato-Dudek and Maxime Deschamps every captured their first-ever title on the 4 Continents Championships, an annual meet for nations outdoors Europe.

Canada’s Laurence Fournier Beaudry and Nikolaj Soerensen took silver within the dance occasion in China, the place they had been competing for the primary time since withdrawing from final month’s Canadian championships after it was revealed that Soerensen was accused of sexual assault.

Canadians received three of the 4 ski cross occasions in Italy.

After India Sherret raced to her first-ever World Cup gold on Friday, Reece Howden and Marielle Thompson received Saturday’s males’s and ladies’s competitions, respectively, whereas Brittany Phelan took silver within the ladies’s.

Howden leads the chase for his third males’s World Cup title in 4 years. Thompson is neck-and-neck with Canadian chief Hannah Schmidt within the ladies’s standings, with Phelan sits in fourth place.

Snowboarder Eliot Grondin continued to dominate.

The 2022 double Olympic medallist received each of this weekend’s males’s snowboard cross occasions in Georgia, giving him 4 victories in 5 begins this season. Grondin, who has but to overlook the rostrum this season, enjoys an enormous lead within the standings as he seeks his first World Cup title.

Different standout Canadian performances:

* 800m world champion and Olympic gold-medal favorite Marco Arop broke the Canadian indoor 1,000m file along with his profitable time at a observe meet in Boston.  

* Nineteen-year-old aerials skier Alexandre Duchaine earned his first World Cup gold in Friday’s weather-altered occasion in Utah.

* Two-time Paralympic biathlon champion Mark Arendz received three consecutive races at a Para World Cup cease in Italy, taking gold in a dash on Friday, a pursuit on Saturday and a 10K on Sunday. Canada’s Brittany Hudak and Natalie Wilkie took gold and bronze, respectively, in Sunday’s ladies’s occasion.

* Three Canadians reached the rostrum at a judo Grand Slam occasion in Paris. Two-time world champion Christa Deguchi and Olympic bronze medallist Jessica Klimkait took silver and bronze, respectively, within the ladies’s 57kg division whereas François Gauthier-Drapeau bought a bronze within the males’s 81kg.

* 2023 observe biking world championships silver medallist Dylan Bibic received the boys’s elimination occasion on the Nations Cup season opener in Australia, whereas Olympic medallist Lauriane Genest took bronze within the ladies’s kierin.

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