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What to look at this weekend in Olympic sports activities

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A pair of world championships and an historic Match of Hearts spotlight an thrilling weekend for Canadian Olympic athletes on the worldwide stage. Listed here are the important thing occasions:

Pace skating world championships

Canada got here storming out of the gates yesterday on the World Pace Skating Single Distances Championships in Calgary, profitable three medals on Day 1. The lads’s and ladies’s dash groups each repeated as world champions whereas Isabelle Weidemann took silver within the particular person ladies’s 3,000 metres. The Canadian males broke the world report of their victory, which got here in a photograph end with the Netherlands.

Canada took a little bit of a step again right now because the reigning Olympic and world champion trio of Weidemann, Ivanie Blondin and Valérie Maltais misplaced its world title within the ladies’s workforce pursuit. The Canadians took silver, shut to a few seconds behind the Netherlands.

Canada then grabbed its fifth medal of the championships when the boys’s pursuit workforce took bronze. Italy gained gold and Norway received the silver.

Finally 12 months’s single-distances worlds within the Netherlands, Canada gained three gold and 7 complete medals to put second within the standings.

Nonetheless to return was the boys’s 500m occasion at 4:20 p.m. ET. Canada’s Laurent Dubreuil gained silver final 12 months and was the world champion in 2021. He was a part of yesterday’s gold-medal victory within the males’s workforce dash.

CBC Sports activities is streaming Saturday’s races beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET and Sunday’s beginning at 2 p.m. ET. This is the total schedule of occasions.

World Aquatics Championships

The Canadian ladies’s water polo workforce thought it had missed its final likelihood to qualify for the Paris Olympics when it misplaced to Italy in right now’s showdown in Doha for the ultimate spot. However Canada was awarded an Olympic entry after South Africa, the lone African qualifier, determined it might slightly not make the journey to Paris after dropping 4 of its 5 video games and getting outscored by 50 objectives on the worlds.

Canadian swimmer Sydney Pickrem gained her second medal of the championships right now, incomes bronze within the ladies’s 200m breaststroke. She took silver within the 200m particular person medley earlier this week.

With many of the world’s prime swimmers electing to skip the worlds as a result of the Olympics are solely 5 months away, Canadians have collected six medals within the pool. Finlay Knox gained the one gold yesterday within the males’s 200m medley.

Swimming competitors continues by means of the weekend. CBC Sports activities is streaming the finals on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. ET.

Scotties Match of Hearts

Curling’s championship season kicks off tonight in Calgary with the opening draw of the Canadian ladies’s match. Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones is searching for a record-breaking seventh title in what might be her remaining look on the Scotties. The 49-year-old skip introduced this week that she’s retiring from ladies’s curling on the finish of the season however will proceed enjoying blended doubles together with her husband, Brent Laing. Learn extra about Jones’ Scotties swan tune in this story by CBC Sports activities’ Devin Heroux.

Kerri Einarson’s Group Canada goes for its fifth consecutive Match of Hearts championship, which might break the titles-streak report it shares with Colleen Jones’ rink from the early 2000s (the present Nova Scotia coach additionally owns a part of the all-time titles report with Jennifer Jones). One other prime contender is three-time Scotties champ Rachel Homan’s Ontario workforce, which has gained a pair of Grand Slam occasions this season.

When you missed yesterday’s publication, this is our roadmap of curling’s upcoming main Canadian and world championships.

Different issues to look at:

* A brand new ladies’s professional hockey attendance report is anticipated to be set tonight when Toronto hosts Montreal in a PWHL regular-season recreation at Scotiabank Area. The 18,800-seat dwelling of the NHL’s Maple Leafs is offered out, so the sport ought to simply break the report of 13,316 set in January when Minnesota’s PWHL workforce hosted Montreal.

* The quick monitor pace skating World Cup season concludes this weekend in Poland, the place a number of Canadians are within the hunt for {hardware}. Steven Dubois and William Dandjinou rank second and third within the males’s general standings whereas Canada sits second within the ladies’s relay and third within the males’s relay. Dandjinou, although, will miss the finale resulting from an harm.

* Did Calgary simply develop into the centre of the Olympic sports activities universe? Along with the Scotties and the pace skating world championships, the Stampede Metropolis is internet hosting the ultimate ski halfpipe World Cup occasions of the season as a part of the annual Snow Rodeo at Canada Olympic Park. Final night time, hometown athletes Amy Fraser and Brendan Mackay every grabbed a silver whereas Olympic champ Eileen Gu of China and American Alex Ferreira gained the ladies’s and males’s occasions. The season finales go Saturday night time.

Find out how to watch:

Along with the pace skating and aquatics world championships, CBC Sports activities is streaming the aforementioned World Cup quick monitor and halfpipe occasions together with alpine snowboarding, bobsleigh and luge races. Plus, the Ontario college swimming championships and a PWHL recreation between New York and Boston on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. The Scotties and tonight’s PWHL recreation in Toronto are on TSN.

Saturday’s CBC Sports activities Presents present on the CBC TV community options the aquatics and pace skating worlds, halfpipe and alpine snowboarding. Watch it from 1-6 p.m. ET. See the total streaming and broadcast schedule right here.

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