From the 2005 Summer Universiade in Izmir, Turkey

Athletics

Tue., Aug. 16

Jared Macleod cleared a great hurdle. His second place finish in the 110m hurdles should ensure his name is heard less quietly in the future. Jocelyn Adu-Gyamfi narrowly edged out some tough competitors to long jump to fifth place.

Wed., Aug. 17

Kristian Hunter managed eighth place over the 3000m steeplechase course.

Thu., Aug. 18

Clifford Caines topped the competition, soaring 2.04m in the high jump portion of the decathlon, good enough for the top spot in that event. Hilary Edmonson was just over four seconds off the winners pace in the 1500m run, earning her seventh place.

Fri., Aug. 19

Reid Coolsaet closed a 5000m deal with a silver medal. On the women’s side, Megan Metcalfe paced her way to a 10th place finish in the same event. Caines experienced further success, placing second in the 1500m run decathlon event and sixth overall.

Sat., Aug. 20

Team Canada’s entry to the 4X100m relay narrowly missed the podium. They were fourth, less than a tenth of a second behind third.

Men’s Basketball

Damn did these men look hot! They won their pool without losing much. Wins over Angola, Portugal, Italy and Japan set them on the right angle at a podium placing. Despite the successful start, the men finally folded to the temptations of losing in a match versus Russia.

The men continued the losing streak against Serbia and Montenegro then Germany. The losses knocked Canada into a disappointing eighth place overall.

Women’s Basketball

After a slow start (a loss to Chinese Taipei), the ballers untwisted their panties with convincing wins over Lebanon and Great Britain. They finished up the round robin with a loss to Serbia and Montenegro.

Although their classification games were both one-point decisions, Team Canada emerged with a win over China and a loss to Slovenia. In fine style, the ladies stir-fried Team Japan in their wok, walking away with 11th place.

Diving

Tue., Aug. 16

Marie-Eve Marleau made her splash on the 10m platform, placing fifth.

Sat., Aug. 20

Emmanuelle Dupuis and Rebecca Barras collected a sixth in the 3m syncronised springboard event.

Fencing

Fri., Aug. 12

Only one of Canada’s four men’s epee fencers managed to advance past the opening round. Tigran Bajgoric of Vancouver defeated an American opponent in the round of 64, but lost to a Polack the following bout.

Sat., Aug. 13

Sandra Sassine qualified for the round of 32 in the women’s sabre where she was defeated by the eventual gold medalist.

Artistic Gymnastics

Sat., Aug. 13

Team Canada accumulated just over six points less than the winning tally in the qualification for men’s gymnastics, good enough for fourth place.

Sun., Aug. 14

In individual all-round man competition, Casey Sandy and Grant Golding were sixth and eighth respectively.

Mon., Aug. 15

Brandon O’Neill put on a dazzling display on the floor, earning a gold medal for his country. He also placed fifth in the vault. A gentleman of class, O’Neill competed fully clothed, not like those broads on the internet.

Women’s Soccer

In their opening match against France, University of Calgary defender Erin Ramsay, Team Canada’s captain, put the ball deep in to the nylon mesh off a corner kick with just 11 minutes left to play. Unfortunately, France managed a tying goal under similar circumstances six minutes later.

Following the tie, Team Canada was outplayed by Japan, losing 2-1. To prove they weren’t discouraged, the ladies sent the Czech Republic to the bottom of a lake to the tune of 4-1.

Their reward for the spanking was another crack at the crazy Japanese. They proved their superiority, winning 3-1 and abolishing Canada’s podium hopes.

High on their tears, the ladies made quick work of a likely drunk on Guiness Irish team. With a final 3-0 win and fifth place spot to be proud of the ladies are certainly not empty handed.

Swimming

Scott Dickens swam a silver performance in the 50m breaststroke. On the women’s side, Jennifer Carroll and Chennelle Charron-Watson are oozing with success. They placed second and third in the 50m backstroke and 400m freestyle respectively.

The U of C sent some strong swimmers to compete. Chad Hankewich reeled in sixth place in the B final 100m freestyle competition. Dena Durand and Liz Hendrick were eighth and fourth in the 400m individual medley and 50m breaststroke B finals respectively. Emma Spooner was 12th in the 100m freestyle.

Taekwondo

Mon., Aug. 15

Kyung-Seom Hwang left a welt on her competitors, winning a silver in the women’s 63kg welter.

Men’s Volleyball

The men rallied hard with wins against Bulgaria, Russia, Denmark and Belgium. Losses to Turkey and Iran pitted them against a bitter Russian team looking for revenge. Team Canada let the points rush in, and Russia took the game 3-2. Canada took 10th place overall.

Women’s Volleyball

Wins against the Czech Republic, Estonia, New Zealand and Belgium were impressive, but the glory ends there. Team Canada lost to Turkey, Thailand, Finland and France. Their results resulted in 12th place.

Wrestling

Mon., Aug. 15

Carol Hugnh will be hugging a shiny gold medal after her astounding performance in the 48kg competition. Akuffo Ohenena also dons the gold medallion from the 72kg grouping. Lindsay Belisle and Tonya Verbeek came up just short, losing their respective finals.

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