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Canada Day Weather: Mixed event, humid with possible showers, gusty winds

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The Ottawa area will be celebrating with one of the typical humid mixed events: Aa 60 per cent chance of showers this afternoon, with risk of a thunderstorm.

The wind is expected to come out of the southwest, with gusts to about 50 km/h this morning.

The high is expected to be about 29 C, with the humidex making it feel like 35. The UV index 9 or very high.

Friday night is expected to be partly cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of showers and a risk of a thunderstorm in the evening.

The low is expected to be 15 C.

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The Canada Day weekend is looking slightly better so far.

Saturday should feature mixed skies with a high of about 27 C and humidex of 30.

The low over night should be about 13 C.

Sunday looks beautiful: Sunny with a high of 24 C, with slight clouds in the evening and a low of 13 C.

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Italy and Serbia triumph in mixed team events at ISSF Grand Prix in Granada

Two mixed team events were held at the ISSF Grand Prix in Grenada ©Getty Images

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Asian Tour and LET join forces for two new events

Asian Tour and LET join forces for two new events

Trust Golf, part of the TCT Corporation, will host the Asian Mixed Cup and the Asian Mixed Stableford Challenge as part of the Trust Golf Asian Mixed Series. The tournaments will see the leading stars on the Asian Tour and LET compete for US$1.5 million in the space of a fortnight.

The innovative events will be played back-to-back on the Waterside Course at Siam Country Club near Pattaya – one of Asia’s finest golf clubs which has hosted numerous prestigious international championships and is the home of the Honda LPGA Thailand – from April 7-10 and April 13-16.

Both events will feature 60 Asian Tour players and 60 LET players, along with 24 sponsor invitations, playing for the same prize fund and trophy. Each tournament will offer a prize fund of US$750,000, along with Official World Golf Ranking points.

Race to Costa del Sol and Order of Merit points will be awarded to players from both Tours respectively.

“These new tournaments are important steps in the continued growth of the LET as we offer 33 playing opportunities to our members in 2022 and we look forward to working together with Trust Golf and the Asian Tour at Siam Country Club in April.” – Ladies European Tour CEO, Alexandra Armas.

The support of Trust Golf as title sponsor is a huge boost for the ground-breaking co-sanctioned events. Dr. Prin Singhanart, founder of the Thai-based technology enterprise and the Trust Golf Tour, is passionate about innovative golf formats. With the Thailand Mixed, which will be played in late March, followed by the Asian Mixed in April, Dr Prin hopes to drive towards a World Mixed Championship one day.

Trust Golf founder, Dr Prin Singhanart commented: “I’m always extremely keen on mixed formats as golf is the only sport allowing people of all ages and genders to play together. I would like to provide a pathway for Thai talents both male and female.

“If a female golfer wins outright, they will earn membership to the LET, and if a male golfer wins outright, they will earn membership to the Asian Tour. With the Trust Golf Tour affiliated membership programme, it will allow the players to be ranked on both order of merits.

“The Asian Tour is extremely excited to add a new format of play to our tournament schedule.” – Asian Tour CEO, Cho Minn Thant.

“I believe that sport has always been a soft power diplomacy approach to international relations. Through the attraction of its unique culture, Thailand has such potential to boost that in sports, especially with our strength in Thai Boxing and golf. This can contribute to future trade and investment by strengthening trust and awareness of our country’s capabilities.”

Alexandra Armas, CEO of the LET, said: “We look forward to collaborating with Dr Prin and her vision to nurture the next generation of Thai talent. These new tournaments are important steps in the continued growth of the LET as we offer 33 playing opportunities to our members in 2022 and we look forward to working together with Trust Golf and the Asian Tour at Siam Country Club in April.”

Cho Minn Thant, CEO and Commissioner of the Asian Tour, said: “The Asian Tour is extremely excited to add a new format of play to our tournament schedule. We thank Trust Golf for making it possible for the Asian Tour to stage its first mixed events, which will resonate strongly with golf fans in the region.

“It is also an exciting opportunity to collaborate with the Ladies European Tour for the first time and pay our maiden visit to the highly-regarded Siam Country Club.”

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Australia’s Hannah Green makes history as first female winner of mixed event

Australia's Hannah Green makes history as first female winner of mixed event

Hannah Green rarely has golf dreams, but that changed Saturday night after she went to bed as one of four co-54-hole leaders of the PGA Tour Australasia’s TPC Murray River event.

“It was just me holding the trophy and people spraying me with champagne,” Green recalled, “and then I woke hoping it wasn’t just a dream.”

It was, though Green soon made it a reality.

The 25-year-old Aussie closed in 6-under 66 Sunday afternoon at Cobram Barooga Golf Club in Barooga, Australia, to beat male counterparts Andrew Evans and amateur Hayden Hopewell by four shots and become the first female to win a 72-hole mixed tournament on a world-ranked tour.

Green notched five birdies in Sunday’s final, but the highlight came at the par-5 10th hole, where she hit her second shot just shy of the green before chipping in for eagle and a three-shot lead.

With her victory, she earned 36,000 Australian dollars.

“I feel amazing,” said Green, who also won last week’s Women’s Vic Open, though has yet to play on the LPGA this season. “I’m just so grateful that I came. It actually wasn’t my plan to play; I was hoping to go back to Perth. Things happen for a reason, so I’m really glad that I made it. I wanted to win these two events as soon as I said that I’d enter them. I didn’t think it was a ridiculous goal to try and get my name on these trophies, so now that that’s done, hopefully I can continue this momentum.

“I want to be in the top 10 in the world. I think I can achieve it. If I keep playing the golf that I am now, hopefully I can get there.”

The only other 72-hole tournaments to be held at the highest levels, the 2019 Jordan Mixed Open and 2021 Scandinavian Mixed in Europe, were won by men, Daan Huizing and Jonathan Caldwell, respectively. So, Green was understandably excited to be the first.

“Hopefully, it’s inspiring for the rest of the girls – not only in the juniors but in the field – to try and get their name on a trophy,” Green said. “We need to get as much exposure as possible, and it’s great that we have events on in the summer when the peak of sport is on. Hopefully, this can get some traction and people will see it. Hopefully, each state can have these events. It’s not only good for the women’s game, but also the men, and having the juniors on the weekend is a great thing, too.

“I don’t think this will be the last time these events keep happening. I can easily see 20 on the schedule coming soon.”

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Canada wins bronze in first Mixed Team Snowboard Cross event at Olympics

Canada wins bronze in first Mixed Team Snowboard Cross event at Olympics

Canada has secured a spot on the inaugural Olympic podium for Mixed Team Snowboard Cross as Eliot Grondin and Meryeta O’Dine have won the bronze medal.

It is the second medal for both Grondin and O’Dine at the Beijing Winter Olympics. Grondin, of St-Romuald, Que., won the silver in men’s snowboard cross while O’Dine, of Prince George, B.C., earned bronze in the women’s snowboard cross.

It is Canada’s 13th medal in Beijing and eighth bronze.

This is the first time the mixed event has been contested at an Olympic Games. It features a two-person relay race consisting of one male and one female competitor per team. Each race begins with four boarders from different teams leaving the gates simultaneously. As the first boarder traverses the course, the teammates prepare themselves at the top of the hill.

The male teammates go first and once their official times are logged the female competitors will be released from the starting gate at corresponding staggered times. The first team to have both competitors cross the finish line, barring contact infractions and/or disqualifications, is the winner.

Americans Nick Baumgartner and Lindsey Jacobellis won the gold and Italy’s Omar Visintin and Michela Moioli claimed silver. Italy’s second team of Lorenzo Sommariva and Caterina Carpano finished fourth.

There was some drama in the final as O’Dine and Carpano collided mid-way through the second leg, giving Jacobellis and Moioli a wide gap to race for the gold. Both O’Dine and Carpano were able to finish the race with the Canadian coming in ahead to claim the bronze.

Liam Moffatt of Truro, N.S. and of Prince George, B.C. — Team Canada 2 — finished third in their quarterfinal race and did not advance.

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Watch Canadian snowboarders go for Olympic gold in mixed team cross event | CBC Sports

Watch Canadian snowboarders go for Olympic gold in mixed team cross event | CBC Sports

Click on the video player above to watch live coverage of the inaugural Olympic mixed team snowboard cross event at the Beijing Games, featuring two Canadian teams.

Live action from Genting Snow Park begins on Friday with the quarter-finals at 9 p.m. ET, followed by the semifinals at 9:30 p.m. ET. The medal final will get underway after the conclusion of the small final (9:50 p.m. ET).

Fifteen mixed teams of two will compete for a spot on the podium. Beijing medallists Meryeta O’Dine and Éliot Grondin are riding as one of the Canadian teams, while returning Olympian Tess Critchlow and Olympic rookie Liam Moffatt will form the other.

O’Dine and Grondin are aiming to return to the podium after each won medals in their respective individual snowboard cross events earlier this week. Grondin won silver in a photo finish, while O’Dine claimed bronze after overcoming major adversity on her Olympic journey.

WATCH | O’Dine’s path to Olympic bronze far from easy:

‘With a lot of vengeance’: Meryeta O’Dine’s path to Olympic bronze far from easy

Meryeta O’Dine has been tested mentally, emotionally and physically—but her perseverance took her all the way to the Olympic podium, winning snowboard cross bronze. 1:28

Critchlow finished ninth in snowboard cross as the top Canadian woman four years ago in Pyeongchang, while Moffatt is competing at his first Olympics after finishing seventh at the world championships. 

Critchlow finished sixth in the women’s snowboard cross event in Beijing (second in the small final), while Moffatt failed to qualify for the quarter-finals in the men’s event.

WATCH | Grondin captures Olympic silver in photo finish:

Quebec’s Éliot Grondin settles for silver in Olympic snowboard cross photo finish

Éliot Grondin of Sainte-Marie, Que., finished in second place, just behind Austria’s Alessandro Haemmerle in the Beijing 2022 Olympic men’s snowboard cross big final. 4:56