Canadian Youth Rider in the Hunt for Gold

TORONTO, Aug. 22 /CNW/ - The heat was on in Singapore on Sunday. High heat and humidity blanketed the town, while Canadian athletes faced off against the best in the world in the hunt for medals.

Equestrian: Dominique Shone (Langley, B.C.) is tied with eight other riders for first place in the individual jumping competition at the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre. Shone and horse Roxy Girl had a penalty-free run Sunday. Shone will ride for a medal Tuesday morning.

Basketball: Canada's unbeaten run in the 3-on-3 basketball tournament came to an end in the semifinal Sunday. China derailed the Canadians' gold-medal hopes with a 28-21 score. Canada's focus now is the bronze medal game Monday against the United States. "We need to learn from the mistakes we made in this game and correct them. We really need to get off to a better start," said Tiye Traore (Sudbury, Ont.)

Athletics: Canada got another round of strong performances from its track and field team Sunday. Isatu Fofanah (Ponoka, Alta.) ran a personal best time of 24.42 seconds in the final of the women's 200 m, finishing 6th. "I feel pretty good. My start was really good, I just slowed down a little in the last 50 m," Fofanah said. Gabrielle Edwards (Saskatoon, Sask.) and Rayann Chin (Pickering, Ont.) finished fifth in their B finals, in the 3,000 m and shot put, respectively. "My first race was good and I felt strong. The whole experience was really great and I can learn from it." Eamon Kichuk (Markham, Ont.) was 6th in the men's 3,000 m B final.

    
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    Sport        Athlete             Event         Phase       Result
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    Athletics    Rayann Chin         Shot Put      B Final     5th (12.64 m)
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    Athletics    Gabrielle Edwards   3,000 m       B Final     5th (10.32.66)
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    Athletics    Isatu Fofanah       200 m         Final       6th (24.42 -
                                                               PB)
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    Athletics    Eamon Kichuk        3,000 m       B Final     7th (9:25.90)
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    Basketball   Kaylee Halovorson,  3-on-3        Semifinal   Lost 28-21 vs.
                 Kaylee Kilpatrick,  Basketball                CHN
                 Tiye Traore,
                 Dakota Whyte
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    Cycling      Kristina Laforge    Team Cycling  Women's     18th (3:41.05)
                                                   Time Trial
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    Cycling      Steven Creighton    Team Cycling  Men's Road  DNF
                                                   Race
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    Cycling      Ryan MacDonald      Team Cycling  Men's Road  DNF
                                                   Race
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    Cycling      Steven Noble        Team Cycling  Men's Road  27th
                                                   Race
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    Cycling      Steven Creighton,   Team Cycling  Final       20th
                 Kristina Laforge,                 Results
                 Ryan MacDonald,
                 Steven Noble
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    Diving       Marc Sabourin-      3 m           Final       10th
                  Germain            Springboard
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    Equestrian   Dominique Shone     Individual    Final -     1st (tie)
                                     Jumping       Round A
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    Judo         Ecaterina Guica     -52 kg        1st Round   Lost 012 - 000
                                                   Repechage   to Odette
                                                               Giuffrida
                                                               (ITA)
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SOURCE Canadian Olympic Committee

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