From the soccer field to the Tokyo track, it’s been a great year for Canadian athletes.
One mission accomplished-the next is within your reach. The rise of Canada as a complete football nation in 2021 began with the “color-changing” Canadian women of the medals at the Tokyo Olympics.
After winning two consecutive bronze medals in 2012 and 2016, the Canadian women’s soccer team improved second on the podium to become the Olympic champion.
It was the hottest moment in Tokyo 2020 that 4.4 million Canadians joined the CBC as Julia Grosso played a penalty shootout against Sweden in the final.
A Canadian man is about to compete in the first World Cup since 1986. With eight games played and six games left, the Canadian CONCACAF World Cup qualifier has already hosted two marquee events at home.
Canadian tennis star Leylah Fernandez has become a fan favorite in New York on her way to the US Open final. He is from 19-year-old left-handed Laval and lost to teenage girl Emma Raducanu (6-4, 6-3), but Fernandez was impressed by the “elastic” New York City on the 20th anniversary of the 11 attack.
From the influence of Canadian football to the spectacular run to the US Open final in Fernandez, here are the 10 most memorable Canadian sporting moments that made this year a reality.
At Tokyo 2020, where Canadian footballer Quinn inspires , goalkeeper Stephanie Labe helped Canada penalize Brazil in the quarterfinals and Sweden in the gold medal game.
Immediately after the victory at the Olympic Games in Canada, a 35-year-old woman from Stony Plain in Alta became (unofficially) the new Defense Minister.
The Canadian goalkeeper’s position has changed on Wikipedia, drawing the attention of Harjit Sajjan, who held that position during the tournament.
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