GOLLLD!! Celebrations from Team Canada Winning Olympic Gold in Soccer!
Vancouver’s own Julia Grosso scored the game winning goal in penalties as the Canadian women prevailed 3-2 against Sweden to bring home our country’s FIRST ever Olympic gold medal in soccer!
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Before Grosso represented Canada on the international stage, she was just a kid watching soccer games on Commercial Drive!
The match started at 5am our time and it took extra time and penalties for Canada to prevail. The Olympic gold medal is arguably the greatest achievement in Canadian soccer history! Check out these images and videos from the celebrations:
Burnaby’s Christine Sinclair holds the record for most international goals of any player with a staggering 187 goals scored! She is pictured with Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema, a promising young payer for the Canadian squad.
LETS GOOOOO! 🙌🏼🥇 pic.twitter.com/cRcpJDV0zu— Janine Beckie (@janinebeckie) August 6, 2021
That feeling when you make Canadian HISTORY!! Janine Beckie leading the celebrations in Team Canada’s locker room.
Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé was absolutely incredible in Canada’s run to the top. Her girlfriend and fellow Olympian, Georgia Simmerling, celebrates with Labbé on FaceTime!
Midfielder, Quinn, has become the first openly transgender athlete to win an Olympic medal.
Congratulations to these amazing women on their incredible accomplishment!!