The Canadian women’s sevens team wins the bronze medal on Monday when they beat Great Britain 33-10 at the Rio Olympics.
Karen Paquin scored the opening try and Canada led throughout the match. Ghislaine Landry had two tries and Bianca Farella and Kelly Russell had one each.Landry regained her kicking form in the match, converting four of five kicks to finish with 18 of Canada’s 33 points.
With the bronze victory, the Canadians avenged a 22-0 loss to Britain in their final preliminary round game and also earned a successful finish to the tournament after dropping a 17-5 semifinal decision to Australia early Monday.
The medal is also Canada’s first Olympic rugby medal in the debut of the women’s game.
“I feel like a superhero. I know 11 of my other teammates feel that way too,” a beaming captain Jen Kish said. “What a freaking historic moment for us. Now I know what our Canadian women’s soccer team felt like when they got bronze. It’s just an ultimate superhero feeling. It’s great.”
Benjamin Blum, CBC Sports, with files from the Canadian Press
Round 1 Dubai 2-3 December 2016
Round 2 Cape Town (South Africa) 10-11 December 2016
Round 3 Wellington (New Zealand) 28-29 January 2017
Round 4 Sydney (Australia) 4-5 February 2017
Round 5 USA (Las Vegas) 3-5 March 2017
Round 6 CANADA (Vancouver) 11-12 March 2017
Round 7 Hong Kong 7-9 April 2017
Round 8 Singapore 15-16 April 2017
Round 9 Paris (France) 13-14 May 2017
Round 10 England (London) 20-21 May 2017