Canadian roundup: Broder and Valjas win gold, divers capture six medals

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

FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour

Bottom line: Broder and Valjas won gold at the Fuzhou Open, becoming the first Canadian women to win a FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour medal.

READ: Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas win historic beach volleyball medal


FINA Diving World Series, Kazan

Bottom line: Meaghan Benfeito won on 10m platform and Jennifer Abel earned her first silver in over two years on springboard, in addition to four synchro diving medals.

READ: Team Canada divers win six medals at World Series in Kazan


Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Bottom line: Brooke Henderson finished third after shooting a fourth-round 74, with New Zealand’s Lydia Ko taking the title.


Henderson began Sunday in the lead at nine under-par, including a score of 65 on Friday. She stumbled out of the gate, bogeying the first and third holes. Despite an eagle on 14, three more bogeys on the back nine dropped the 17-year-old behind Ko, and second-place finisher Morgan Pressel of the USA.

Notable: Canada names its World Relays teams for Nassau clash

4x100m relay final, World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia. Notable: Sidney Crosby added to Team Canada for 2015 Hockey Worlds

Sidney Crosby at Sochi 2014.

Sidney Crosby at Sochi 2014.

Notable: Pan Am judo championships in Edmonton

Notable: Canadian women edge Venezuela for Pan Am wrestling gold