September 27, 2021

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La Jornada – Canada wins first gold medal in women’s football

Yokohama. Julia Grosso scored from 11 steps and won her first Olympic gold in Canadian women’s football, beating Sweden 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time.

It was the maple leaf team’s first gold medal, having already hung bronze in London 2012 and five years ago in Rio.

Desiring the first major tournament title, the Europeans returned to the second stage of the stage after appearing in Germany in 2016.

Similarly, Quinn, a Canadian national team footballer, became the first apparently transgender and non-binary athlete to win an Olympic medal.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who started as a starter and was transferred at the end of the first half, has a long career with the Canadian team with whom he made his debut in 2014 and won bronze in Rio 2016. Recently released. Transgender announced in 2020.

“I do not know how to feel. I’m proud to see ‘Quinn’ on the list and in my recognition. But I am saddened to know that there were before me Olympic athletes from all over the world who could not live up to their truth,” the athlete posted on social media while attending the exhibition.

“Transgender people who are banned from playing in sports face transgender people who face discrimination and discrimination when trying to pursue their Olympic dreams,” he echoed.

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard – the pioneer of transgender people in Tokyo 2020 – came into the player position at the same time.

After the draw, the game went into overtime, where there was more tension and fatigue was noticed in all players. With no goals in the extension, the Olympic champion had to decide by eleven steps.

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By that definition, for Canada, Fleming, Dean Rose and Julia Grosso were replaced, while shots of Ashley Lawrence and Adriana Lyon were saved, while Vanessa Gilles missed her shot. The Scandinavians were very erratic: only Natalie Bjorn and Olivia Skok scored, and Aslani and captain Carolyn Seker missed, she was able to score the title goal, and the shots of Anna Unvecord and Jonah Anderson were stopped.