The Canadian women’s soccer team won their first ever Olympic gold today, in very dramatic fashion, no less.
On Friday, August 6th, Canada was able to edge Sweden 3-2 – and this was after extra time following being tied 1-1.
The final win was secured by penalty kicks, with Julia Grosso scoring the game winner to end the match.
Canadian players were seen running down the field to mob Grosso and Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe in celebration, marking Canada’s first-ever appearance in the Olympic women’s soccer final.
— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) August 6, 2021
Canada did secure bronze at the 2012 London Games, then finished third once more four years after in Rio.
Similarly, Sweden reached the finals in 2016, but were stuck with silver in a loss versus Germany.
Canada has won a total of 22 medals so far in the Tokyo Summer Olympics; 6 gold, 6 silver, and 10 bronze medals.