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james89 last won the day on April 13 2016

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  1. Canada wins the first wheelchair basketball game - Kady Dandernault scored 32 points!
  2. i'm confused where this sentiment that Short Track is in a rebuilding phase - sure Girard's retirement was unexpected, but are we expecting Kim Boutin to be totally off form when she comes back? The first Canadian selection for the Olympic team is happening this week so we should have some early indicators. True it is more competitive than a number of years ago but I still think the Canadian team is in the mix for 4-6 medals.
  3. I wholeheartedly agree about Canoe/Kayak. I know so many people who Kayak recreationally, I imagine it is an issue of finding the right talent. It's bizarre to me that we aren't super competitive in either Sprint or Slalom. Cycling seems to be on the right track by identifying and developing athletes. I agree - big room for growth especially on the men's side. The issue with diving seems to be consistency - we have some of the best athletes in the world who can't perform on the day at the Olympics. While we still managed to win a combined 3 medals in the last 2 Olympics, this is a huge underperformance considering what could have been. The athletes coming up the ranks are really good (Zsomber-Murray and Wiens especially).
  4. So I just read on Instagram that Drew Mechielsen raced in Tokyo and made it to the final with a broken foot she didn't know about till after she got home.
  5. 7 gold is truly unexpected - I think the middle week of the countless 4th place performances that ended with the terrible morning of the two back to back beach volleyball losses really dampened the mood. However, this is a fantastic result for Canadians and there's lots of young performers up and coming. It showed the continued legacy for swimming and athletics, rebuilding of the rowing program (slowly) and real young talent in many sports track cycling, diving, judo among others. Looking forward to the Paralympics and 2022 Winter Olympics just around the corner.
  6. Maybe a surprise in the Omnium too...
  7. There is real talent coming up. But we need to work on consistency.
  8. So happy for LVL and VIncent. It must have been such a challenge for them to even be there in this position. With other countries investing resources as women’s canoe is finally an Olympic event I’m sure they are just thrilled.
  9. The C2 boat doesnt look like they are a huge gold contender but who knows - they could have been holding something back for the final in a few hours.
  10. What a difference a couple days makes.
  11. This is truly insane. I definitely was expecting a silver medal with the faint hope of a gold. Going into this Olympics I wouldn’t have pegged Football as our best chance.
  12. Was that Canada’s 21st medal? The upcoming medal in soccer means we can’t finish was less medals than Rio.
  13. Being on the west coast I opted to just watch the second half of the game. And I just turned it on!!!! Woohooo
  14. They seemed to pick it up near the end. But who knows really.
  15. So at the same time that Dunfee won the medal the C2 boat finished 3rd in their heat. I didn’t see the race but that doesn’t bode well.
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