July 10, 2013, KAZAN, Russia (CIS) – Canada exploded for four medals Wednesday on the sixth day of competition at the 27th Summer Universiade, reaching the podium in athletics, artistic gymnastics and swimming. It was also a big day in team sports for the red and white as three squads booked their ticket for the quarter-finals.
At the track, sprinter Kimberly Hyacinthe of Terrebonne, Que., earned Canada’s first gold in Kazan – and the first at the biennial FISU Games since 2009 – thanks to a personal-best time of 22.78 seconds in the women’s 200 metres final.
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No Canadians had reached the top of the podium in 2011 in Shenzhen, China.
In women’s artistic gymnastics, Ellie Black, a 2012 Olympian from Halifax, placed second in the floor final and third in the beam.
At the pool, the women’s 4×100-metre freestyle relay team of Sandrine Mainville of Boucherville, Que., Caroline Lapierre-Lemire of Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Paige Schultz of Toronto and Brittany MacLean of Etobicoke, Ont., captured bronze.
In team competition, Canada advanced out of pool play in men’s soccer, women’s water polo and women’s basketball. Those sports join women’s volleyball, which was first to qualify for the quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Hyacinthe, a University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) student, made double history with her triumph in the 200m. She became the first Canadian female to win individual gold in athletics at the FISU Games and is also the first Team Canada member – female or male – to capture two Universiade gold medals in track and field. She was part of the winning 4×400 relay in 2009 in Belgrade, Serbia.
“I’m happy to have the first gold medal for Canada and I believe there’s more to come,” said a smiling Hyacinthe following the race, which she won by two tenths of a second. “I think I came off the corner second, so I knew I was good to go because the last stretch is my strength.
“The track is great, the people are great – it’s been more than we could ask for.”
Hanna-Maari Latvala of Finland (22.98) and Andreea Luiza Ograzeanu of Romania (23.10) claimed silver and bronze, respectively, while Shai-Anne Davis, of Richmond, B.C., finished just outside the podium in 23.12. All posted personal bests on the night.
Hyacinthe was going into the final with the best time of the preliminaries, 23.27. Her previous PB was 22.79.
In addition to the women’s 200m, Canadians competed in four finals Wednesday at Central Stadium.
In a field full of world-class gymnasts, Black’s performance in the floor routine final landed her a silver medal after scoring 13.750. She added bronze at the beam with a 14.400 score.
Before today, Canada’s only FISU Games medal in women’s artistic gymnastics was a third-place finish by Anita Botnen at the beam 30 years ago in Edmonton. Canadian women had not competed in the sport at the Universiade since 1999.
“It’s incredible and I’m so happy,” Black, who took part in two other individual finals over the last two days, taking fourth place in both the all-around on Tuesday and the vault Wednesday. “In my vault final, I didn’t medal but that was still the highlight because I’ve landed one vault I’ve never competed before. This has been amazing to represent Canada so well. I am so proud and to bring home medals is incredible.”
On the first day of the swimming competition, Canada competed in four finals, including the bronze medal-winning women’s relay, which touched the wall in 3:40.71.
Russian took the gold in a Universiade record time of 3:38.15 with the United States just 0.45 behind.
“I think the goal of the whole day was to medal,” said MacLean, a 2012 Olympian. “It’s great to bring home a medal on the first night and get the ball rolling for Team Canada’s success at this meet.
“Going into the next few days I think people are excited. We’re capable of being up there with the rest of the world and we are going to be a force to reckon with the rest of the week.”
In men’s soccer, a goal on a penalty by captain Robbie Murphy of Ottawa in the 59th minute gave Canada a 1-1 draw with powerhouse Brazil. The Canucks (1-0-2) end pool play in second place in their group and face host Russia Friday at noon ET (8 p.m. Kazan) in the quarters.
Canada had advanced to the playoffs only once in the past in men’s soccer at the FISU Games, finishing fourth in 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand.
In women’s water polo, the Canadians (2-1) beat Japan 13-7 to end the preliminary round in second place. They face France Friday at 9 a.m. ET (5 p.m. Kazan) in the quarter-finals.
Shae Fournier of Winnipeg, Kelly McKee of Calgary and Alexa Tielmann of Abbotsford, B.C., all registered hat tricks against the Japanese side.
In women’s basketball, despite a second loss in three pool matches, this time 72-67 to Taiwan, Canada advanced to the Final Eight thanks to an upset win by Japan over Ukraine. The red and white battles undefeated Australia (3-0) Friday at 10 a.m. ET (6 p.m. Kazan).
Rachelle Coward of Dartmouth, N.S., led the way with 13 points for the Canadians, who were down by as much as 28 in the third quarter before mounting a furious comeback.
Jay Triano’s men’s basketball squad was also victorious on Wednesday, moving to 3-0 thanks to a come-from-behind 92-83 victory over Australia. Canada can clinch a spot in the quarter-finals Thursday against the Czech Republic.
Brady Heslip of Burlington, Ont., was the top scorer for the third consecutive match with 18 points.
Meanwhile, Canada lost in women’s volleyball, a straight-setter against Brazil, and in men’s water polo, 13-4 to Hungary.
The Canadian women had already clinched their spot in the volleyball quarter-finals on Tuesday. They will open the Round of 8 Friday at 5 a.m. ET (1 p.m. Kazan) against Thailand.
In beach volleyball, Canada continued to impress in both women’s and men’s.
The undefeated duo of Melissa Humana-Paredes of Toronto and Taylor Pischke of Winnipeg beat Germany to advance to the quarters, where they play a team from Poland Thursday at 1 a.m. ET (9 a.m. Kazan).
On the men’s side, Grant O’Gorman of Toronto and Samuel Pedlow of Barrie, Ont., dropped their final preliminary match 2-0 to Germany but rebounded with a 2-0 win over France in their first playoff contest. They will resume play in the Round of 16 on Thursday.
In tennis, the Canucks didn’t have the best of day losing all three of their matches, including Christiaan Lee-Daigle of Tecumseh, Ont., who was defeated 6-4, 6-2 by top-seeded Konstantin Kravchuk of Russia.
In weightlifting, the best Canadian result came from Kristel Ngarlem of Montreal, who placed 12th in the women’s 69kg competition.
Finally in fencing, Canada couldn’t advance past the Round of 32 in women’s team epee and men’s team sabre.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 RESULTS
ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS – WOMEN
Individual vault – Final
1. Un Jong Hong, North Korea, 15.125; 2. Kseniia Afanaseva, Russia, 15.125; 3. Maria Paseka, Russia, 14.950; 4. Elisabeth Black, Halifax, N.S., 14.862.
Individual beam – Final
1. Yelinzi Zhang, China, 15.150; 2. Aliya Mustafina, Russia, 14.525; 3. Elisabeth Black, Halifax, N.S., 14.400.
Individual floor – Final
1. Kseniia Afanaseva, Russia, 14.350; 2. Elisabeth Black, Halifax, N.S., 13.750; 2. Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas, Mexico, 13.750.
Women’s shot put – Qualification Group A
4. Chelsea Whalen, Liverpool, N.S., 15.36, advances to final.
Women’s shot put – Qualification Group B
4. Julie Labonte, Sainte-Justine, Que., 17.46, advances to final.
Women’s 1500m – Heat 2
7. Annie Leblanc, Repentigny, Que., 4 :28.10, does not advance.
Men’s 800m – Heat 3
2. Anthony Romaniw, Guelph, Ont., 1:51.41, advances to final.
Women’s heptathlon – Day 1 of 2 (after 4 events)
10. Rachael McIntosh, Bridgewater, N.S., 3253 (100m hurdles, 14.29, 938 pts; high jump, 1.65, 795 pts; shot put, 12.38, 686 pts; 200m, 25.58, 834 pts)
Women’s 200m – Semifinal Heat 1
1. Kimberly Hyacinthe, Montreal, Que., 23.27, advances to final.
Women’s 200 – Semifinal Heat 2
2. Shai-Anne Davis, Richmond, B.C., 23.33 advances to final
Women’s 200m – Final
1. Kimberly Hyacinthe, Montreal, Que., 22.78; 2. Hanna-Maari Latvala, Finland, 22.98; 3. Andreea Ograzeanu, Romania, 23.10; 4. Shai-Anne Davis, Richmond, B.C., 23.12.
Men’s 200m – Semifinal Heat 1
2. Oluwasegun Victor Makinde, Brampton, Ont., 20.48, advances to final.
Men’s 200m – Semifinal Heat 2
2. Brendon Justin Rodney, Brampton, Ont., 20.71, advances to final.
Men’s 200m – Final
1. Anaso Jobodwana, South Africa, 20.00; 2. Rasheed Dwyer, Jamaica, 20.23; 3. Shota Iizuka, Japan, 20.33; 4. Oluwasegun Victor Makinde, Brampton, Ont., 20.61; 5. Brendon Justin Rodney, Brampton, Ont., 20.72.
Women’s hammer throw – Final
1. Jeneva McCall, USA, 73.75; 2. Oxana Kondratyeva, Russia, 72.22; 3. Zalina Marghieva, Moldova; 15. Kristin Obrochta, Mississauga, 56.76; -. Jillian Weir, Kingston, Ont., no mark.
Women’s high jump – Qualification
6. Emma Kimoto, Richmond, B.C, 1.80, does not advance; 9. Michelle Theophille, Whitby, Ont., 1.80, does not advance.
Men’s javelin – Final
1. Dmitry Tarabin, Russia, 83.11; 2. John Oosthuizen, South Africa, 81.63; 3. Fatih Avan, Turkey, 81.24; 10. Kyle Nielsen Coquitlam, B.C., 74.61.
Women’s 3000m steeplechase – Final
1. Yulia Zaripova, Russia, 9:28.00; 2. Svitlana Shmidt, Ukraine, 9:40.41; 3. Gulcan Mingir, Turkey, 9:45.88; 4. Chantelle Ann Groenewoud, North Vancouver, 9:51.17; Jessica Furlan, Regina, Sask., 9:51.23.
Women’s pole vault – Final
1. Anastasia Savchenko, Russia, 4.60; 2. Martina Schultze, Germany, 4.40; 3. Fanny Smets, Belgium, 4.30; 10. Lindsey Bergevin, Leduc, Alta., 4.00; 11. Robin Bone, Toronto, Ont., 3.85.
Men’s 5000m – Heat 1
4. Andrew Nixon, Guelph, Ont., 14:04.08, advances to final
Men’s 5000m- Heat 2
4. Lucas Bruchet, White Rock, B.C., 14:21.79, advances to final
Canada (3-0) wins 92-83 over Australia (2-1) in third Pool C match, will face Czech Republic (1-2) Thursday at 12:30 p.m. ET (8:30 p.m. Kazan).
Canada (1-2) loses 72-67 to Taiwan (3-0) in final Pool C match, advances to quarter-finals, will face Australia (3-0) Friday at 10 a.m. ET (6:00 p.m. Kazan)
MEN’S BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Canada (Grant O’Gorman, Toronto, Ont./Samuel Pedlow, Barrie, Ont.) lose 2-0 to Germany, finish preliminary with 2-1 record. Advanced to playoff round 1, wins 2-0 over France, advance to playoff round 2, will play Thursday against Germany at 4 a.m. ET (12 p.m. Kazan).
WOMEN’S BEACH VOLLEYBALL
Canada 1 (Melissa Humana-Paredes, Toronto, Ont./Taylor Pischke, Winnipeg, Man.) wins 2-0 over Germany in playoff round 2, advances to quarter-finals, will play Thursday against Poland at 1 a.m. ET (9 a.m. Kazan).
Canada 2 (Rachel Cockrell, Winnipeg, Man./Charlotte Sider, Toronto, Ont.) loses 2-0 to Thailand in playoffs round 2, wins 2-0 over Philippines in playoff round 2, advances to quarter-finals, loses 2-1 to Czech Republic, finish 13th.
Team Event – Women’s Epee
Canada loses 45-29 to Kazakhstan in round of 32, eliminated
Team Event – Men’s Sabre
Canada loses 45-43 to Hong Kong in round of 32, eliminated
Canada (1-0-2) played to a 1-1 draw with Brazil (1-0-2) in final match of Pool D match, advances to quarter-finals, will play Russia (2-1-0) Friday at 12 p.m. ET (8 p.m. Kazan).
Men’s 400m freestyle – Heat 4
2. Eric Hedlin, Victoria, B.C., 3:53.35, advances to final; 4. Frank Despond, Waterdown, Ont., 3:53.62, does not advance.
Men’s 400m freestyle – Final
1. Ryan Napolean, Australia, 3:48.96; 2. Kohei Yamamoto, Japan, 3:49.03; 3. Fumiya Hdaka, Japan, 3:50.63; 6. Eric Hedlin, Victoria, B.C., 3:52.01
Women’s 50m butterfly – Heat 7
1. Katerine Savard, Cap-Rouge, Que., 26.36, advances to semifinal; 3. Sandrine Mainville, Boucherville, Que., 26.92, advances to semifinal
Women’s 50m butterfly – Semifinal 2
1. Katerine Savard, Cap-Rouge, Que., 26.34, advances to final; 4. Sandrine Mainville, Boucherville, Que., 26.70, advances to final.
Men’s 100m backstroke – Heat 6
7. Kelly Aspinall, Nanoose Bay, B.C., 56.24, does not advance.
Men’s 100m backstroke – Heat 7
6. Russell Wood, Calgary, Alta., 55.54, advances to semifinal.
Men’s 100m backstroke – Semifinal 2
5. Russell Wood, Calgary, Alta., 54.86, does not advance.
Women’s 400m IM – Heat 1
2. Marni Oldershaw, Oakville, Ont., 4:48.34, advances to final
Women’s 400m IM – Heat 3
3. Tianna Rissling, Redcliff, Alta., 4:47.36, advances to final
Women’s 400m IM – Final
1. Yana Martynova, Russia, 4 :39.02; 2. Meghan Hawthorne, USA, 4 :40.40; 3. Sakiko Shimizu, Japan, 4 :42.09; 5. Marni Oldershaw, Oakville, Ont., 4 :44.47; 6. Tianna Rissling, Redcliff, Alta., 4:44.62.
Men’s 100m breaststroke – Heat 6
2. Richard Funk, Edmonton, Alta., 1:01.54, advances to semifinal; 6. Jason Block, Calgary, Alta., 1:02.22, advances to semifinal
Men’s 100m breaststroke – Semifinal 1
4. Richard Funk, Edmonton, Alta., 1:01.25, advances to final; 6. Jason Block, Calgary, Alta., 1:01.95, does not advance.
Women’s 200m backstroke – Heat 3
4. Gabrielle Soucisse, Montreal, Que., 2:14.65, advances to semifinal.
Women’s 200m backstroke – Heat 4
3. Genevieve Cantin, Quebec City, Que., 2:14.02, advances to semifianl.
Women’s 200m backstroke – Semifinal 1
7. Gabrielle Soucisse, Montreal, Que., 2:14.54, does not advance.
Women’s 200m backstroke – Semifinal 2
4. Genevieve Cantin, Quebec City, Que., 2:11.72, advances to final.
Men’s 50m butterfly – Heat 5
1. Coleman Allen, Barrie, Ont., 24.19, advances to semifinal.
Men’s 50m butterfly – Heat 8
1. Kelly Aspinall, Nanoose Bay, B.C., 23.90, advances to semifinal.
Men’s 50m butterfly – Semifinal 1
5. Coleman Allen, Barrie, Ont., 24.06, advances to final.
Men’s 50m butterfly – Semifinal 2
3. Kelly Aspinall, Nanoose Bay, B.C., 23.75, advances to final.
Women’s 4X100m freestyle relay – Heat 2
3. Canada (Sandrine Mainville, Boucherville, Que., Caroline Lapierre-Lemire, Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Paige Schultz, Toronto, Ont., Brittany MacLean, Etobicoke, Ont.), 3:41.41, advances to final.
Women’s 4X100m freestyle relay – Final
1. Russia, 3 :38.15; 2. USA, 3 :38.60; 3. Canada (Sandrine Mainville, Boucherville, Que., Caroline Lapierre-Lemire, Rouyn-Noranda, Que., Paige Schultz, Toronto, Ont., Brittany MacLean, Etobicoke, Ont.), 3:40.71.
Men’s 4X100m freestyle relay – Heat 4
3. Canada (Thomas Gossland, Nanaimo, B.C.,; Christopher Manning, Brantford, Ont.,; Coleman Allen, Barrie, Ont.,; Dominique Massie-Martel, Ottawa, Ont.), 3:20.94, advances to final.
Men’s 4X100m freestyle relay – Final
1. Russia, 3:10.88; 2. Australia, 3:16.33; 3. Italy, 3:16.64; 7. Canada (Thomas Gossland, Nanaimo, B.C.,; Christopher Manning, Brantford, Ont.,; Coleman Allen, Barrie, Ont.,; Dominique Massie-Martel, Ottawa, Ont.), 3:20.50.
Men’s singles – round of 32
Christiaan Lee-Daigle, Tecumseh, Ont., loses 6-4, 6-2 to Konstantin Kravchuk, Russia, does not advance.
Women’s doubles – Round 1
Kristina Sanjevic, Edmonton, Alta,/Christina Rustscheff loses 6-3, 6-2 to Fabiana Chiaparini/Fernanda Chiaparini, Brazil, does not advance.
Men’s Doubles – Round 1
Phillip Anderson, Halifax, N.S., /Christiaan Lee-Daigle, Tecumseh, Ont., lose 6-3, 6-4 to Aliaksandr Bury/Andrei Vasilevski, Belarus, does not advance.
Canada (1-1) loses 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-13) to Brazil (2-0) in final preliminary match, advances to quarter-finals, will play Thailand (3-0) Friday at 5 a.m. ET (1p.m. Kazan).
MEN’S WATER POLO
Canada (1-3) loses 14-3 to Hungary (3-1) in fourth preliminary match, will play Australia (1-3) Thursday at 9 a.m. ET (5 p.m. Kazan)
WOMEN’S WATER POLO
Canada (2-1) wins 13-7 over Japan (0-3), advances to quarter-finals, will face France (1-1-1) Friday at 9 a.m. ET (5 p.m. Kazan)
Men’s 77kg – Overall Final
1. Rasoul Taghian Chadegani, Iraq, 355; 2. Ulugbek Alimov, Uzbekistan, 351; 3. Dmitriy Khomyakov, Russia, 351; 16. Francis Luna-Grenier, Montreal, Que., 283; 17. Jerome Boisclair, Sherbrooke, Que., 275.
Women’s 69kg – Overall Final
1. Ozana Slivenko, Russia, 242; 2. Wan-ting Hung, Taiwan, 224; 3. Manzurahan Mamasaliyeva, Uzbekistan; 12. Kristel Ngarlem, Montreal, Que., 187; 14. Rachel Anne Siemens, Vancouver, B.C., 184.