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Canada’s soccer women break Olympic records in 1st match

Canada\'s soccer women break Olympic records in 1st match

Although the Rio 2016 Olympic Games haven’t officially begun, the Canadian women’s national soccer team got to kick their journey off to an early start.

The defending bronze medallists entered the Olympic stage with a bang against fifth-ranked Australia.

Canada’s 21-year-old Janine Beckie made a name for herself on international soil as she scored the fastest goal in Olympic history at 21 seconds.

Prior to the match, American-born Beckie tallied 21 appearances for Canada with 13 starts, 10 goals and one assist. Her record-breaking goal is just another item added to her resume.

Prior to the match, American-born Beckie tallied 21 appearances for Canada with 13 starts, 10 goals and one assist. Her record-breaking goal is just another item added to her resume.

Though Beckie’s goal may have seemed fast for viewers, it appears this star on the rise is use to finding the back of the net early.

Unfortunately, Canada’s glory was tempered at the 19th-minute mark. Centre back Shelina Zadorsky was issued a red card after fouling Australia’s Michelle Heyman off the breakaway.[…]

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