Rio 2016: Day 11 Recap

Rio 2016: Day 11 Recap

Day 11 competition has come to an end.  Canadian athletes added one gold medal today. Derek Drouin from Corunna, Ontario won the Men’s High Jump competition with a 2.38m jump.  Canada’s Women Soccer team lost their Semifinal match against Germany with a score of 0-2.  They will face Brazil in the Bronze medal match on Friday.  In Women’s Basketball, the Canadian team lost their Quarterfinals match versus France with a score of 63-68.



On winning gold:

“It feels pretty sweet. There have been some sacrifices but I’ve always prided myself on my mental toughness. My family were in the front row. Mom was in tears and Pop was so proud.”


On the loss:

“We turned the ball over. We missed a lot of shots. They played a zone (defence) and that got us out of our comfort level. We couldn’t hit a shot.”

On what is next for her:

“I got professional basketball, that and just training. Training so that we can make those shots in four years.”

On older players that won’t return for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games:

“Some girls are retiring. It was a tough road for them. I’m disappointed in myself. I just wish we could have got it for them.”


On why France got back into the game:

“We got into foul trouble in the second quarter and that brought them back into the game.”

On her feelings about the loss:

“I mean, gutted, just like you’ve been punched in the stomach.”

Julian Avram

Julian Avram is a Toronto-based freelance music & sports photographer and critic. He specializes in live music photography and has shot a wide range of venues, from sold out stadium shows to low lit indie places. He was fortunate enough to shoot events such as the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion concert at the O2 arena in London, and receive accolades from LZ drummer Jason Bonham. He also loves checking out musicians that are just starting out. There is a fresh and unique energy that starting artists give out that can only be captured by a photographer who is equally passionate about music journalism and pictures.

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