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Here’s what Canada did while you were sleeping on day 10 of Tokyo Olympics

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HALIBURTON, ONT. — HALIBURTON, Ont. – Team Canada will play for women’s soccer gold for the first time ever after upsetting the U.S in the semifinals overnight at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.

Here’s a look at some of the 2020 Summer Olympic events you may have missed overnight.

Soccer

Canada's Jessie Fleming

Team Canada will play for women’s soccer gold for the first time ever after upsetting the U.S. 1-0 in the semifinals Monday evening in Japan. Jessie Fleming scored the lone goal on a penalty kick in the 74th minute. Canada will face the winner of the other semifinal match between Sweden and Australia in the gold medal game will be held on Friday at the Olympic Stadium.

Beach volleyball

Canada's Melissa Humana-Paredes

Canada remains perfect in the women’s beach volleyball competition after Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan blanked Spain’s Liliana Fernandez Steiner and Elsa Baquerizo McMillan 2-0 in a round-of-16 match. The reigning world champions will face Australia’s Mariafe Artacho Del Solar and Taliqua Clancy in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. Canada is the only team with two teams left in the beach volleyball tournament. Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson will play Latvia’s Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka in their quarterfinal matchup also on Tuesday.

Canoe/Kayak

Canada's Andreanne Langlois

Quebec’s Andreanne Langlois advanced to the women’s 200-metre kayak single semifinals in 41.728 seconds, while Nova Scotia’s Michelle Russell also advanced to the semis in 42.940. On the men’s side Roland Varga and Connor Fitzpatrick advanced to the 1,000-metre canoe double semifinal.

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