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What to look at in Olympic sports activities this weekend

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Tremendous Bowl Sunday is sort of upon us, however within the meantime there’s lots happening in Olympic sports activities. Tickets to the Paris Summer season Video games are on the road at girls’s basketball qualifiers and the World Aquatics Championships, the ladies’s hockey Rivalry Sequence will probably be determined, and Canadians are competing in a wide range of winter World Cup occasions:

Here is what to look at earlier than the large soccer sport:

World Aquatics Championships

At present in Doha, Canada clinched an Olympic spot in inventive swimming’s duet and staff occasions. The game previously often known as synchronized swimming has produced Canada’s solely two medals of the world championships to date: Jacqueline Simoneau’s gold within the girls’s solo free occasion and her silver within the solo technical. There are not any solo occasions within the Olympics.

Diving competitors wraps up on Saturday. Canada’s final likelihood for a medal is within the males’s 10-metre platform, the place Rylan Wiens and Nathan Zsombor-Murray will attempt to qualify for the ultimate. Zsombor-Murray clinched an Olympic spot for Canada final 12 months, and Wiens can add one other.

The Canadian girls’s water polo staff’s Olympic hopes are at stake Saturday at 11 a.m. ET vs. New Zealand. Canada should win the playoff sport to advance to Monday’s quarterfinals, and it should advance to the quarterfinals to have an opportunity to qualify for the Olympics.

Swimming begins Sunday. With the Olympics lower than six months away, many of the world’s finest elected to skip the world championships, together with Canadians Summer season McIntosh, Maggie Mac Neil, Kylie Masse, Josh Liendo and Penny Oleksiak.

McIntosh is as an alternative competing at a meet in Orlando, Fla., near her coaching base in Sarasota. Final evening, the 17-year-old phenom handed American star Katie Ledecky her first loss in a girls’s 800m freestyle closing in additional than 13 years. McIntosh additionally shattered my CBC Sports activities colleague Brittany MacLean’s decade-old Canadian file by greater than eight seconds (Brittany, at all times gracious, appears genuinely joyful for her).

Canada’s Olympic girls’s basketball qualifier

4 tournaments are going down world wide to resolve the ultimate 10 entries for the Paris Olympics. To get in, all Canada must do shouldn’t be end final in its four-team round-robin qualifying event in Hungary.

The Canadians, ranked fifth on the planet, opened with a simple win over the Nineteenth-ranked host staff yesterday. However they missed an opportunity to clinch an Olympic spot at the moment, shedding 60-55 to No. 4 Spain. All 4 groups head into their closing sport with a 1-1 file after Hungary beat ninth-ranked Japan.

The Olympic spots will probably be determined Sunday. Canada faces Japan at 9 a.m. ET, adopted by Spain vs. Hungary.

Girls’s hockey Rivalry Sequence

The ultimate two video games within the Canadian and U.S. nationwide groups’ 2023-24 tour happen tonight in Regina and Sunday afternoon in Minnesota. Final season, the Canadians misplaced the primary three video games earlier than storming again to take the seven-game collection. They hope to repeat that feat after beating the People 4-2 on Wednesday in Regina to chop their collection deficit to 3-2.

That is the primary Rivalry Sequence for the reason that beginning of the Skilled Girls’s Hockey League, which options the entire professionals on the Canadian and U.S. nationwide groups. Learn Karissa Donkin’s catchup on how issues are going after the PWHL’s first month.

Different stuff to look at:

* The quick observe pace skating World Cup season resumes in Germany. Heading into the second-last cease, Canada’s Steven Dubois leads the lads’s general standings whereas William Dandjinou ranks third. 4-time Olympic medallist Kim Boutin will make her season debut after skipping the primary 4 meets to concentrate on her research.

* Canada’s prime ski cross racers look to maintain their momentum going within the nation of Georgia. Reece Howden took the lead within the males’s World Cup standings along with his win in Italy final week, whereas Marielle Thompson and Brittany Phelan are neck and neck within the girls’s chase after their 1-2 end.

* Liam Gill, who discovered an escape from his faculty struggles on the slopes, is among the many Canadian snowboarders competing in Calgary’s “snow rodeo” World Cup competitions.

* The cross-country snowboarding World Cup tour makes a uncommon Canadian cease in Canmore, Alta.

* Lac Beauport, Que., hosts this week’s aerials occasions. Alexandre Duchaine received his first World Cup gold final week in Utah.

The best way to watch:

You possibly can stream the World Aquatics Championships and lots of the different occasions talked about above on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports activities app and CBC Gem. The CBC TV community is exhibiting a wide range of sports activities on Saturday from 1-6 p.m. ET. See the complete broadcast and streaming schedules for particulars.

The ladies’s basketball qualifier is on Sportsnet. The Rivalry Sequence is on TSN.

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