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Weekend recap: Hadwin strikes into Olympic spot, Morales Williams wins once more

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A rising Canadian monitor star received one other title, a golfer seized a possible Paris spot and the nation’s high seashore volleyball tandem grabbed a silver. Here is a take a look at the highest performances over the weekend by Canada’s Olympic athletes:

Monitor and discipline: Christopher Morales Williams received one other NCAA championship

Within the span of only a few months, the teenage sprinter has risen from a digital unknown to a doable Olympic medal contender. Morales Williams put himself on the map in February when he clocked the quickest indoor 400m time in historical past (it did not depend as a world report as a result of the beginning blocks have been less than code). The 19-year-old College of Georgia sophomore went on to win the lads’s 400m on the NCAA indoor championships earlier than capturing the Southeastern Convention out of doors 400m title final month in 44.05 seconds — a Canadian report and nonetheless the quickest time by anybody on this planet this 12 months. On Friday night time, Morales Williams added the NCAA out of doors 400m title with a time of 44.47 on the College of Oregon’s historic Hayward Area.

Canada’s Savannah Sutherland took silver within the ladies’s 400m hurdles on Saturday on the NCAA championships, reducing her personal Canadian report for the second time in three days with a time of 53.26 seconds. Earlier within the week, Canadian Rowan Hamilton received the lads’s hammer throw title.

On the professional degree, shot putter Sarah Mitton continued her robust season with a victory at a World Athletics Continental Tour cease in New York Metropolis on Sunday. Mitton, who took silver finally 12 months’s world championships, captured the indoor world title in March and has three top-three finishes on the Diamond League circuit in 2024.

In Para monitor, Canadian wheelchair racer Austin Smeenk broke a 400m world report for the second time in three days as he received gold at a meet in Switzerland on Sunday.

Golf: Adam Hadwin jumped into an Olympic spot

Together with his third-place end on the Memorial (one of many PGA Tour’s profitable “signature” occasions), Hadwin pocketed a cool $1.4 million US and overtook Corey Conners within the chase for Canada’s two entries within the Paris males’s occasion, which can be decided by the world rankings after this week’s U.S. Open.

Nick Taylor fell a few spots however stays the highest Canadian at No. 32 after tying for twenty seventh place on the Memorial. Hadwin shot up 24 spots to No. 35 whereas Conners fell one place to No. 46 after tying for twentieth. Taylor Pendrith and Mackenzie Hughes are Nos. 65 and 66, respectively. They’re all enjoying the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, beginning Thursday.

Hadwin and Taylor grew up collectively in Abbotsford, B.C., so it will be fairly neat to see them go to the Olympics with one another.

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, along with his spouse and new child son in tow, received the Memorial for his fifth victory of the 12 months. The Masters champion would be the favorite on the U.S. Open, the Olympics and possibly each different match he performs this season.

In ladies’s golf, Canada’s Brooke Henderson remained 14th on this planet rankings after tying for twenty seventh on the ShopRite LPGA Traditional.

Tennis: Two Canadians earned Olympic spots after the French Open

The clay-court main was the final probability for gamers to enhance their world rankings to qualify for the Paris Olympic occasions, which may even happen at Roland Garros. The highest 56 on at the moment’s listing get a spot within the 64-player singles brackets, with a restrict of 4 per nation. The remainder of the entries go to continental qualifiers, gamers from the host nation and/or previous Olympic or Grand Slam champions.

Males’s No. 18 Felix Auger-Aliassime and girls’s No. 33 Leylah Fernandez are the one Canadians ranked within the high 100 in singles. Auger-Aliassime misplaced within the fourth spherical on the French Open to Alcaraz, whereas Fernandez fell within the third spherical to No. 8 seed Ons Jabeur. Different Canadians could be part of them in Paris because the doubles occasions (males’s, ladies’s and blended) are simpler to get into, although the qualifying course of for these is fairly difficult. We’ll get Canada’s full listing of Olympic tennis entries at a later date.

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek of Poland would be the overwhelming favorite to win the ladies’s gold after cruising to her third straight French Open title and fourth in 5 years on Saturday. Swiatek crushed Twelfth-seeded Jasmine Paolini of Italy 6-2, 6-1 within the ladies’s last.

The boys’s occasion can be extra vast open after Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz defeated Germany’s Alexander Zverev within the French Open last on Sunday for his third main title. The 21-year-old Alcaraz, now ranked No. 2 on this planet, is the youngest man ever to gather a Grand Slam title on all three varieties of courtroom floor (clay, grass and exhausting). He beforehand received the U.S. Open and Wimbledon.

Italy’s Jannik Sinner moved as much as No. 1 at the moment regardless of his loss to Alcaraz within the semifinals. Sinner took the highest spot from Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, who fell to 3rd after withdrawing from his quarterfinal attributable to a knee harm. Djokovic, 37, could skip subsequent month’s Wimbledon to arrange for what is perhaps his final shot at Olympic gold — just about the one factor the 24-time Grand Slam champ has not received.

Different notable outcomes:

* Canada’s high seashore volleyball duo of Melissa Humana-Paredes and Brandie Wilkerson took silver at a Seashore Professional Tour Elite16 cease within the Czech Republic. The Olympics-bound pair moved up two spots to No. 4 on this planet rankings after shedding within the last to reigning world champions Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes of the US, who’re ranked third.

* Gymnast Ellie Black received her eighth profession Canadian ladies’s all-around title and secured a visit to her fourth Olympics. Aurélie Tran will be part of her after taking silver on the Canadian championships in Ottawa, whereas the opposite three spots on the Canadian ladies’s staff can be determined later. Félix Dolci and René Cournoyer earned spots on the lads’s staff after taking gold and silver, respectively, within the all-around.

* 2021 Olympic bicycle owner Derek Gee positioned third within the Criterium du Dauphine, a warmup for subsequent month’s Tour de France.

* The Paralympics-bound Canadian wheelchair rugby staff completed sixth on the Canada Cup match in Richmond, B.C.

* The Twelfth-ranked Canadian males’s volleyball staff beat the US on Saturday in Ottawa earlier than shedding to Serbia on Sunday to fall to 4-4 in Nations League play this season. The Tenth-ranked Canadian ladies’s staff can be part of the lads in Paris primarily based on its world rating following this week’s Nations League preliminary-round finale in Japan. With 5 spots out there, Canada ranks fifth amongst groups who haven’t but certified. Watch Canada face Italy on Tuesday at 6:20 a.m. ET on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports activities app and CBC Gem.

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