Weekend Roundup: Canada steals the show with World Championship wins

From taking the lead in Men’s Volleyball to having a gold-medal sweep in Rowing, Team Canada stole the show at World Championships.

Here is the breakdown of the weekend.


Canada was undefeated in Pool B of the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championship after a 3-1 victory over China on Saturday at the Arena Monbat in Ruse. Team captain Gordon Perrin finished as a top scorer with 26 points, and Sharone Vernon-Evans added 14. Canada will prepare for its match against 2016 Olympic champions, Brazil, which takes place Monday night in Ruse.


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Canada’s men’s, women’s and mixed doubles teams pulled off historic feats at the Curling World Cup. Each team won its corresponding final to become the first-ever winners of each event. It will also go down in history as the first time one nation has swept all three events.


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Milos Raonic, right, of Canada shakes hands with Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands after defeating him in Davis Cup Cup tennis action in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jon Blacker

It was an amazing weekend at the Davis Cup for Team Canada. Milos Raonic defeated Scott Griekspoor of the Netherlands 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-4 to secure Canada’s place in Davis Cup world group qualifying next year.


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Silver medalists Canada pose after the medals ceremony of the Women’s Eight final at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Canada earned 2nd women’s eight silver medal at the rowing world championships on Sunday. The team finished less than 3 seconds behind victorious Americans in Bulgaria

Canada’s Caileigh Filmer, left, and Hillary Janssens celebrate winning the final of the Women’s Pair event at the World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Another rowing victory by Hillary Janssens and Caileigh Filmer . The duo won gold in 6:50.67s at the Rowing World Championship in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on Saturday. Canada reached the top of the podium just over two seconds ahead of New Zealand’s Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler (6:52.96s).


Haya Jumma wins Bronze at 2018 Berlin Premier League K-1 tournament. Photo Courtesy WKF.net

Haya Jumaa wins Bronze in female kumite -61kg at the 2018 Berlin Premier League K-1 tournament