July 13, 2013, KAZAN, Russia (CIS) – Canada has 12 medals after nine days of competition at the 27th Summer Universiade after adding a pair of bronze in wrestling and swimming, on Saturday. The Canadian tally includes one gold, five silver and five bronze.
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In freestyle wrestling, Erica Wiebe of Stittsville, Ont., reached the podium in the 72-kilogram weight class after defeating Gozol Zuova of Azerbaijan with great superiority (4-0).
Earlier in the day, the two-time CIS champion for the University of Calgary Dinos had lost her first bout 5-0 to Russia’s Ekaterina Bukina in the quarter-finals but she was able to qualify for the bronze match through the repechage side of the draw.
“This day was awesome,” said Wiebe, who fought only twice on the day after receiving a bye in the first round. “I had Bukina, a former world medallist, and I knew she was going to be really tough. I was heartbroken that I lost, but I knew I was going to come back in the repechage. As soon as my match was over, I refocused and set a goal of leaving with a medal. At the end of those six minutes, I was so happy and relieved to achieve my goal.”
Bukina went on to defeat Brittney Roberts of the United States in the gold medal final. Galina Levchenko of Bulgaria won the second bronze handed out in the weight class.
Another Canadian, Natasha Kramble of Saskatoon, also battled for bronze Saturday. The University of Saskatchewan student missed the podium at 48-kg after losing in great superiority (4-0) to Mariya Livach of Ukraine.
The two other Canucks in action on the first of two days of women’s wrestling, Jill Gallays of Saskatoon (55-kg) and Danielle Lappage, of Olds, Alta. (63-kg), failed to advance after dropping first round decisions.
At the pool, the women’s 4×200-metre freestyle relay team of Lindsay Delmar from Calgary, Brittany MacLean of Etobicoke, Ont., Paige Schultz of Toronto and Savannah King of Vancouver completed the race in 8:02.73 behind Russia (7:55.53) and the United States (7:55.76).
It was the second medal of the Games for MacLean and Paige, who also captured bronze with the 4×100 free relay.
After posting the third best time in the preliminaries, the Canadians knew the podium was within reach.
“We always feel some pressure because we want to medal every time we jump in the pool,” said MacLean, a 2012 Olympian. “We were so excited because relays are fun and our teammates really supported us.”
Canada was fourth when King jumped into the water for the final 200 metres.
“It’s always good to be pushed,” said King, an Olympian in both 2008 and 2012. “Australia gave us more energy and helped us reach the podium.”
In other swimming finals on Saturday, Schultz finished seventh in the women’s 200 individual medley (2:17.44), while Zack Chetrat of Oakville, Ont., had the same placing in the men’s 200 butterfly (1:58.92).
In men’s volleyball, Canada (3-2) saw its medal hopes vanish with a disappointing straight-set loss to Ukraine in the quarter-finals (25-21, 25-23, 25-23). The Canadians, who finished fourth in 2011 in Shenzhen, China, will now play for positions five to eight, starting Sunday at 5 a.m. ET (1 p.m. Kazan) against South Korea.
As he has done for most of the tournament, Nicholas Hoag of Sherbrooke, Que., paced the Canadian attack with 15 kills, while Steven Marshall of Abbotsford, B.C., had 14.
“They were good in their block and their defence, so it’s a credit to all of our spikers that they were able to get all of the kills that they did,” said Canadian head coach Larry McKay.
In women’s volleyball, the Canadians downed Taiwan in four sets of 27-25, 14-25, 25-20 and 27-25 to advance to the consolation final for fifth place.
Canada (2-2) wraps up the tournament against Japan Sunday at 7 a.m. ET (3 p.m. Kazan) and will be looking to better or match the third best result in program history at the FISU Games. In 18 previous appearances at the biennial competition, the Canucks’ top-three finishes are a pair of fourth places in 1997 (Sicily, Italy) and 1983 (Edmonton), as well as sixth in 1985 (Kobe, Japan).
Kyla Richey, a senior national team member from Roberts Creek, B.C., led the way on offence with 13 kills.
In women’s basketball, Miah-Marie Langlois of Windsor, Ont., scored a game-high 26 points in Canada’s 75-72 overtime loss to Sweden in consolation action. Langlois sank a late three-pointer and Dartmouth, N.S., native Rachelle Coward made a free throw to end the fourth quarter and send the game to OT.
Canada will play Hungary at 2 a.m. ET (10 a.m. Kazan) Monday to determine seventh place.
In women’s soccer, Canada (3-2) blanked Estonia 3-0 in consolation action and will face Russia for ninth place Monday at 6 a.m. ET (2 p.m. Kazan)
In men’s water polo, the Canadians suffered their fifth loss in six contests, dropping a 9-3 decision to Montenegro in the consolation side of the draw. They will wrap up the 12-team competition against Belgium Monday at 4 a.m. ET (12:30 p.m. Kazan).
On the tennis court, the Canadians won their three matches in consolation play. Phil Anderson of Halifax prevailed 7-5, 6-3 in his second singles match, Dominique Harmath of Toronto was a 6-2, 6-2 victor and advanced to the consolation semifinals, while Kristina Sanjevic of Edmonton downed her opponent 6-4, 6-2 in her third contest.
In shooting, Jeremy Gyoerick of Prince Albert, Sask., began competition by placing 38th in the 10-metre air pistol event.
SATURDAY, JULY 13 RESULTS
Canada loses (1-4) loses 75-72 to Sweden (3-2) in consolation quarter-final, will play for seventh place against Hungary (2-3) Monday at 2 a.m. ET (10 a.m. Kazan).
Men’s 10m Air Pistol – Qualification
38. Jeremy Gyoerick, Prince Albert, Sask., 538-8x, does not advance.
Canada (3-2) wins 3-0 over Estonia (0-5) in consolation match, will face Russia (3-2) for ninth place Monday at 6 a.m. ET (2 p.m. Kazan)
Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay – Final
1. USA, 7:55.53; 2. Russia, 7:55.76; 3. Canada (Paige Schultz, Toronto, Ont., Lindsay Delmar, Calgary, Alta., Savannah King, Vancouver, B.C., Brittany MacLean, Etobicoke, Ont.), 8:02.73.
Women’s 200m Individual medley – Final
1. Viktoriiya Andreeva, Russia, 2:12.32; 2. Sarah Henry, USA, 2:12.69; 3. Melanie Margalis, USA, 2:12.96; 7. Paige Schultz, Toronto, Ont., 2:17.44.
Men’s 200m Butterfly – Final
1. Bence Biczo, Hungry, 1:55.32; 2. Kenta Hirai, Japan, 1:55.90; 3. Stefanos Dimitriadis, Greece; 7. Zack Chetrat, Oakville, Ont., 1:58.92.
Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay – Heat 1
2. Canada (Paige Schultz, Toronto, Ont., Lindsay Delmar, Calgary, Alta., Savannah King, Vancouver, B.C., Brittany MacLean, Etobicoke, Ont.), 8:04.68, advances to final.
Women’s 200m Breaststroke – Heat 4
3. Tera Van Beilen, Oakville, Ont., 2:30.46, advances to semifinal; 5. Ashley McGregor, Pointe-Claire, Que., 2:31.20, advances to semifinal.
Women’s 200m Breaststroke – Semifinal 1
4. Tera Van Beilen, Oakville, Ont., 2:27.59, advances to final; 6. Ashley McGregor, Pointe-Claire, Que., 2:31.27, does not advance.
Men’s 100m Freestyle – Heat 10
Dominique Massie-Martel, Ottawa, Ont., disqualified, does not advance.
Men’s 100m Freestyle – Heat 11
7. Tommy Gossland, Nanaimo, B.C., 50.99, does not advance.
Women’s 100m Butterfly – Heat 5
1. Katerine Savard, Cap-Rouge, Que., 58.21, advances to semifinal; 5. Alisha Harricharan, Brampton, Ont., 1:00.86, advances to semifinal.
Women’s 100m Butterfly – Semifinal 2
1. Katerine Savard, Cap-Rouge, Que., 58.18, advances to final; 8. Alisha Harricharan, Brampton, Ont., 1:00.51, does not advance.
Men’s 800m Freestyle – Heat 3
3. Will Brothers, Victoria, B.C., 8:07.03, does not advance.
Men’s 800m, Freestyle – Heat 4
1. Eric Hedlin, Victoria, B.C., 7:56.68, advances to final.
Women’s Singles – Consolation
Kristina Sanjevic, Edmonton, Alta., wins 6-4, 6-2 Hariniony Andriamananarivo, Madagascar, will play Megumi Nishimoto Japan, Sunday at 3:30 a.m. ET (11:30 a.m. Kazan).
Women’s Singles – Consolation
Dominique Harmath, Toronto, Ont., wins 6-2, 6-2 over Susan Yates, United States, will play Yuki Tanaka, Japan, Sunday, at 2:30 a.m. ET (10:30 a.m. Kazan).
Men’s Singles – Consolation
Phil Anderson, Halifax, N.S., wins 7-5, 6-3 over Jacobus Serdyn, Namibia, will play Johnny Wang, United States, Sunday at 1:45 a.m. ET (9:45 a.m. Kazan).
Canada (3-2) loses 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-23) to Ukraine (4-0) in quarter-final, moves to consolation, will play South Korea (4-2) Sunday at 5 a.m. ET (1 p.m. Kazan).
Canada (2-2) wins 3-1 (25-17, 25-16, 26-24) to Taiwan (2-3) in consolation quarter-final match, will play Japan (2-3) for fifth place Sunday at 7 a.m. ET (3 p.m. Kazan).
MEN’S WATER POLO
Canada (1-5) loses 9-3 to Montenegro (3-3) in consolation round, will play Belgium (0-6) in final consolation game Monday at 4:30 a.m. ET (12:30 p.m. Kazan)
Women’s 48kg – Round of 16
Natasha Kramble, Saskatoon, Sask., defeats 5-0 Pepa Dimitrova, Bulgaria, advances to quarter-final.
Women’s 48kg – Quarter-final
Natasha Kramble, Saskatoon, Sask., loses 5-0 to Patimat Bagomedova, Azerbaijan, advances to repechage.
Women’s 48kg – Repechage Semifinal
Natasha Kramble, Saskatoon, Sask., wins 5-0 over Graziela Conceicao, Brazil, advances to bronze medal.
Women’s 48kg – Bronze Medal
Natasha Kramble, Saskatoon, Sask., loses 4-0 to Mariya Livach, Ukraine.
Women’s 55kg – Round of 16
Jillian Gallays, Saskatoon, SK., loses 3-1 to Orkhon Purevdorj, Mongolia, does not advance.
Women’s 63kg – Round of 16
Danielle Lappage, Olds, Alta., loses 3-0 to Vasyl Rio Watari, Japan, does not advance.
Women’s 72kg – Round of 16
Erica Wiebe, Stittsville, Ont., bye, advances to quarter-finals.
Women’s 72kg – Quarter-finals
Erica Wiebe, Stittsville, Ont., loses 5-0 to Ekaterina Bukina, Russia, advances to bronze medal through repechage.
Women’s 72kg – Bronze Medal
Erica Wiebe, Stittsville, Ont., wins 4-0 over Gozol Zubova, Azerbaijan.