Canada beats Sweden in shootout to win gold medal in women’s soccer


The Canadian women’s soccer team has captured gold after beating Sweden in the finals at the Tokyo Olympics.

Canada defeated Sweden 3-2 on penalty kicks after the game was tied 1-1 following extra time.

Canadian Julia Grosso scored the winner to end it after goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe denied Jonna Andersson’s attempt.

It’s the first-ever Olympic title for the Canadian women’s soccer team. The team won bronze medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Christine Sinclair, Sophie Schmidt, and Desiree Scott are now three-time Olympic medallists, while 11 other players became two-time medallists.

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