Swimming Canada/Jo Kleindl
Team Canada has left its mark by achieving podiums in several different sports. A Canadian duo became vice-world champions in beach volleyball, Canadian swimmers got off to a good start at the FINA World Championships and two triathletes scored podiums on the World Cup circuit.
And that’s not all.
Here’s what you’ve been missing over the past few days.
A good start for Canada at the FINA World Championships 🏊♂️
It was the start of the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and Team Canada made sure to leave their mark from day one of competition.
Summer McIntosh won Canada’s first medal of the meet with silver in the women’s 400 freestyle. She is also the first Canadian to medal in this event at the FINA World Championships. With her time of 3 minutes and 59.39 seconds, she improved the Canadian record she had beaten at the National Trials in April and at the same time became the fourth swimmer in history to swim under 4 minutes at this event.
Two Americans accompanied him on the podium. Middle-distance star Katie Ledecky was crowned world champion in 3 min. 58.15s while Leah Smith finished third in 4 min. 02.08 sec.
READ: Two silver medals for Team Canada on day one of FINA World Championships
In the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay, the quartet of Kayla Sanchez, Taylor Ruck, Maggie Mac Neil and Penny Oleksiak took second place in 3 minutes. 32.15 sec. The Australians were in the lead all race to finish in 3 min. 30.95 sec. The Americans completed the podium in 3 min. 32.58 sec. Canadians Rebecca Smith and Katerine Savard swam the relay in qualifying.
It is the sixth career medal for Oleksiak, making her the most decorated Canadian swimmer at the FINA World Championships.
On Monday, Kylie Masse will look for a third consecutive world championship title in the women’s 100m backstroke after taking second place in qualifying and semifinals on Sunday.
Swimming events at the FINA World Championships will continue until June 25.
Beach volleyball: Wilkerson and Bukovec are vice-world champions 🏐
Brandie Wilkerson and Sophie Bukovec won silver at the Beach Volleyball World Championships in Rome, Italy.
READ: Beach volleyball: Wilkerson and Bukovec vice-world champions
With a perfect record of seven victories on the sidelines of the final, the Canadian duo fought hard, but lost their flag in two sets of 21-16 and 21-19 against Duda and Ana Patricia of Brazil.
In Saturday’s semi-final, Wilkerson and Bukovec outscored Germany’s Svenja Müller and Cinja Tillmann in three sets 21-15, 15-21 and 15-12 to secure their spot in the gold medal match. ‘gold. In the quarterfinals, the Canadians won against Italians Valentina Gottardi and Marta Menegatti 21-15 and 21-12.
This is a first season together for Wilkerson and Bukovec who were seeded 20th before the tournament.
Triathlon: Emy Legault signs a first podium in the World Cup; Mislawchuk also on the podium 🏊♂️🚴🏃
Team Canada stood out at the Huatulco Triathlon World Cup in Mexico, winning two silver medals thanks to Emy Legault and Tyler Mislawchuk.
On the women’s side, Emy Legault, 26, achieved her first career podium on the World Cup circuit with a time of one hour and 13 seconds to finish second.
In the sweltering heat, the Canadian athlete stood out during the running portion to overtake Italian Bianca Seregni in the last few meters (1:00:15). It was the German Annika Koch who crossed the finish line first (1:00:01).
READ: Triathlon: Emy Legault and Tyler Mislawchuk win silver in Mexico
On the men’s side, Tyler Mislawchuk, who has competed in two Olympic Games, took the podium in the Mexican race for the third consecutive time, finishing in second place. The 27-year-old is making a comeback to competition after sustaining an Achilles tendon injury at Tokyo 2020.
Diamond League: De Grasse is the fastest over 100m 💎 💨
Two stops on the Diamond League circuit have taken place over the past few days, one meeting in Oslo, Norway on Thursday and another in Paris, France, on Saturday.
In Oslo, Andre De Grasse won the gold medal in the 100m with a time of 10.05 seconds to edge Briton Reece Prescod by a hundredth of a second. In the difficult conditions of a rainy day, the Canadian posted his best time in the 100m since the start of the season.
READ: Diamond League: Andre De Grasse wins gold in Oslo
Also in action in Oslo, Canadian Sarah Mitton finished 6th in the women’s shot put with a throw of 18.98m.
On Saturday in Paris, De Grasse secured fourth place in the 200m. He crossed the finish line in 20.38 seconds, setting his best time of the season over the distance.
The Diamond League’s next stop will be in Stockholm on June 30.
Rowing: good Canadian results in Poland 🚣♂️
Canadian rowers had strong results at the second World Rowing Cup of the season in Poznan, Poland, where the facilities at Lake Malta are among the most modern in the world.
After skipping the first World Cup of the season, two Canadian boats made A finals in events on the Olympic program.
In the women’s four, the crew of Sydney Payne, Jessica Sevick, Kristen Edwards and Avalon Wasteneys secured sixth place in the A final with a time of six minutes and 50 seconds. Wasteneys and Payne were members of the gold medal-winning eight at Tokyo 2020.
In the men’s single scull final, Trevor Jones stood out by finishing sixth, his best career World Cup result.
Jill Moffatt and Karissa Riley finished fourth and sixth respectively in the women’s lightweight single sculls event, a non-Olympic event.
For its part, the Canadian eight was unfortunately unable to take part in the A final due to a positive test for Covid, so that it finished in 6th position in the standings.
Cycling: Mike Woods wins the 3rd stage of the Route d’Occitanie and the general classification 🚴
Mike Woods finished first in the general classification of the Route d’Occitanie 2022, a round of four stages disputed in the south-west of France.
Woods won in 14 hours and 33.47 minutes ahead of Spaniards Carlos Rodriguez and Jesus Herrada. At 35, he scored his first victory here in a career stage race.
The Canadian cyclist had a double blow during the third stage by deserving the victory and by seizing the yellow jersey of leader. A first position that he comfortably retained on Sunday during the final stage.
Woods will take part in the Tour de France which gets under way on July 1st.
Golf: Henderson stands out again, Hadwin does well at the US Open ⛳
A week after picking up her 11th victory on the LPGA Tour, Brooke Henderson again offered a great performance at the Meijer Classic with a tied ninth position in the final standings.
READ: Brooke Henderson wins the ShopRite Classic
The Canadian golfer shot 72 in the final round to finish the tournament at -15.
On the PGA Tour, Adam Hadwin also did well with a 7th position (-1) at the US Open, the third major tournament of the season. The Canadian golfer, who was leading after the first round, stayed in the lead throughout the tournament despite tough playing conditions at the Country Club course in Brookline, Massachusetts.