Canada at the Commonwealth Games, July 29th


Catharine Pendrel, Women’s Cross-Country Cycling, Gold

Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau, Women’s 75kg Weightlifting, Gold

Erica Wiebe, Women’s Freestyle Wrestling 75kg, Gold

Korey Jarvis, Men’s Freestyle Wrestling 125kg, Gold

Ryan Cochrane, Men’s 1,500m Freestyle, Gold

Damian Warner, Men’s Decathlon, Gold

James Steacy, Men’s Hammer Throw, Gold

Emily Batty, Women’s Cross Country Cycling, Silver

Jim Paton, Queen’s Prize Individual Shooting, Silver

Jasmine Mian, Women’s Freestyle Wrestling 48kg, Bronze

Nathan Gafuik, Scott Morgan, Anderson Loran, Kevin Lytwyn, Zachary Clay, Men’s Team Gymnastics, Bronze

Brooklyn Snodgrass, Women’s 50m Backstroke

Kate Van Buskirk, Women’s 1,500m, Bronze

Aurelie Rivard, Women’s 200m Individual Medley SM10, Bronze

Sandrine Mainville, Katerine Savard, Tera van Beilen, Sinead Russell, Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay, Bronze

well? can he????

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Gold medalists Annabelle Kovacs, Patricia Bezzoubenko and Maria Kitkarska of Canada pose on the podium during the medal ceremony Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Final at SECC Precinct during day one of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 24, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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"Not the trophy I wanted, but thank you for a wonderful 2 weeks”

Wimbledon F → Pospisil/Sock d. [1]Bryan/Bryan 76(5) 67(3) 64 36 75.

Vasek Pospisil, from Vancouver, teamed up with his American partner Jack Sock to win the men’s doubles Wimbledon title.

My fave → Eugenie Bouchard + Candids

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“Let’s be honest. It didn’t start out very well. A tragic death on Day 1. An embarrassing malfunction at the worst possible moment of the Olympic opening ceremonies. The snow melting away on Cypress Mountain. The cauldron crudely fenced off from those who wanted to bask in its glow. It seemed like Canada’s Olympics might not recover from that stumbling start. And that was before we realized it wasn’t going to be quite so easy to own the podium. Before the crushing pressure to perform at home shattered the confidence of some of Canada’s best medal hopes. But even as those inside the Olympic bubble were fretting and wringing their hands. On the outside, on the streets (and not just here in Vancouver and Whistler, but right across Canada) something remarkable was taking place. It was as though an entire country was given permission to feel something it needed to feel. And it was the country that set the tone for these games and NOT the other way around. A sense that began with the torch relay and kept right on building. Even after Alexandre Bilodeau’s victory (the historic first gold medal) and those unforgettable images of him with his brother, it wasn’t quite the script we were expecting. The story was supposed to be all about winning. About finishing first. About putting a new swagger in our step. It turns out, the swagger was already there. It was just waiting for the right stage. And by the time Jon Montgomery made his famous stroll through the streets of Whistler, all of Canada was walking beside him, reaching for that pitcher of beer. The number of medals didn’t really matter. Though, in the end, the numbers going to be just fine. We didn’t really need to own anything. What mattered was the occasion. What mattered was the event. What mattered was the excuse to wave the flag and sing the anthem and shout it out loud. Cynicism is easy. So is retreating into historic grudges. So is looking at a world in which what were once borders are now dotted lines at best. And believing it doesn’t really matter what you call yourself or where you live. It DOES matter, or at least it can. It IS important to have a share of history. There IS power in the collective experience. And, admit it: it feels good. It feels good to let your heart show.”

- Stephen Brunt

2014 Wimbledon Championships SemifinalsEugenie Bouchard def. Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2

Eugenie Bouchard has become the first Canadian woman to ever reach the Wimbledon final!