Canada Wins First Olympic Gold Medal In Women's Soccer

The women's national soccer team defeated Sweden 3-2 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw.
Posted at 3:21 PM, Aug 06, 2021

The Canadian women's national soccer team has won its first Olympics title.

Canada, which earlier knocked out the powerhouse U.S. squad won the gold medal final in a thriller against Sweden, decided by a penalty shootout. 

Julia Grosso converted the winning penalty kick, putting her shot off the right hand of the goalkeeper.

Another member of the Canadian team also made history.

The star player, who goes only by Quinn, is now the first openly transgender and non-binary Olympian to win a medal.

Additional reporting by the Associated Press.