As a Canadian trying to remain neutral in Rio was hard at the Olympic Pool. I am not gonna say what was going on, I’ll just let Justin Trudeau express it, as he did to Hilary Caldwell who brought Canada it’s 6th Olympic medal in Swimming. Show the girl your love and follow her on Twitter.
“I saw the time, I looked up and saw the three lights on the blocks so I knew I was third. I was happy, but I did want the gold medal. I saw the time and I gave a little scowl.” – Hilary Caldwell
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 13, 2016
— Team Canada (@TeamCanada) August 13, 2016
Almost every night this week, Hilary Caldwell tried to remain patient while she watched the swimming competition in via television from the Olympic village.
She watched as her Canadian teammates took the world by tidal wave.
Caldwell knew her time would come, however, and vowed to be ready to join the party that has made Canadian women an emerging force in the sport.
On Friday at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, the 25-year-old from White Rock, B.C., got her chance and delivered, earning a bronze medal in the women’s 200-metre backstroke.
It was Canada’s sixth medal in the pool this week.
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 13, 2016
It feels like not long ago I was looking up to players that I’m now playing with. I still look up to them, but they’re teammates too. Mallory Pugh is the only non professional on the roster of the US team in Rio. Today marked Mallory’s start with the Olympic team. Here are some Tweets for Mallory.
— Arlo White (@arlowhite) August 3, 2016
Mallory Pugh graduated from high school 2 months ago and she started in the Olympics tonight.
I’m 20 and sometimes I wear jeans to class
— Katie Allen (@kt_allenn) August 3, 2016
What a goal for @MalPugh on a terrific night in Kansas City!
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) July 23, 2016
Follow Mallory on the Road to Rio – Twitter ,
Lidewij Welten With Her Team The Netherlands, Field Hockey Going For Gold Hat Trick – The Road To Rio – Rio 2016
The Netherlands has won the past two Olympic gold medals in women’s hockey and its bid for a hat-trick will rest with the likes of outstanding forward Lidewij Welten.
Welten was 2015’s International Hockey Federation women’s player of the year and the 26-year-old will be aiming for a third-straight gold to add to the World Cup triumph she and her Dutch team-mates achieved in 2014.
Norwegian sprinter Ezinne Okparaebo road to Rio begins with stair jumps that you will not believe and I suggest you don’t try this at home unless you have tons of power in you legs. Just check out her jumps in this video and you will see what I mean.
Ezinne’s is ready for the games in Rio, watch her on Friday, August 12, 100 meters DASH!!
Today is a day of grace. The meeting with Patriarch Kirill is a gift from God. Pray for us.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) February 12, 2016