Canadian roundup: Hockey and curling fall short while Onyshko soars

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Canadian roundup: Hockey and curling fall short while Onyshko soars

Here are four recent stories featuring Canadian athletes competing at international events.

Women’s World Hockey Championship

Bottom line: Team Canada came up short in the gold medal game, losing 7-5 to the USA in a contest with two goalie changes and plenty of scoring.

READ: Canada falls to USA in wild gold medal game at hockey worlds


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Men’s Curling Worlds

Bottom line: Canada’s rink, skipped by Pat Simmons, won the bronze medal on Sunday morning by beating Finland.

READ: Canada wins men’s curling worlds bronze in Halifax

Pat Simmons in action at the 2015 curling men's World Championship in Halifax.

Pat Simmons in action at the 2015 curling men’s World Championship in Halifax.

World Cup Gymnastics

Bottom line: Manitoba’s Isabela Onyshko collected three medals at a World Cup in Slovenia, including her first gold.

On Saturday, the 16-year-old was victorious on the uneven bars with a score of 13.850 points. Sweden’s Jonna Adlerteg was second with 13.475 points while Rebeca Rodrigues de Andrade of Brazil was third with a score of 12.800.

The next day, Onyshko would earn balance beam gold and floor exercise silver. Her score of 14.075 on beam bettered two Brazilians, second-place finisher Lorrane Oliveira dos Santos and bronze medallist Julie Kim Sinmon. Onyshko’s score of 13.650 on the floor was behind winner Eythora Thorsdottir of the Netherlands with 14.125 points.

“I knew I could do well but this came as a surprise,” said Onyshko in a Gymnastics Canada release. “I still have lots of work to do, but this really makes me more confident for sure.”

Sevens World Series – Tokyo

Bottom line: In Tokyo, Canada managed a fourth-place finish including their first-ever victory over the All Blacks

READ: Canada beats New Zealand in rugby sevens

Canada celebrates its win over New Zealand at the Sevens World Series stop in Tokyo, April 5, 2015 (Photo: World Rugby Sevens).

Canada celebrates its win over New Zealand at the Sevens World Series stop in Tokyo, April 5, 2015 (Photo: World Rugby Sevens).

Also: Swim team announced for Toronto 2015 Pan American Games

Cover photo: IIHF

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