Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Downs Britain to Capture Women's Rugby Sevens Bronze Medal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Downs Britain to Capture Women's Rugby Sevens Bronze Medal

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Canada downs Britain, wins rugby sevens bronze

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RIO DE JANEIRO - Ghislaine Landry had 18 points as Canada defeated Britain 33-10 to capture the bronze medal in the inaugural Olympic women's rugby sevens event.

Landry had two tries and four conversions for the Canadians, who avenged a 22-0 loss to Britain in their final preliminary round game.

Karen Paquin, Bianca Farella and Kelly Russell had the other tries for Canada, which took a commanding 26-5 half-time advantage. The Canadians also earned a successful finish to the tournament after dropping a 17-5 semifinal decision to Australia early Monday.

Top-seeded Australia, the tournament favourite, defeated No. 2 New Zealand 24-17 in the gold medal match. New Zealand beat Britain 25-7 in its semifinal.

Britain cut Canada's lead to 26-10 with Jasmine Joyce's second-half try but Landry cemented the victory with a try and conversion to put Canada back ahead 33-10. …

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