Canada is a five-time Olympic champion! Beat USA in women’s hockey final – Marca Claro

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Canada regained the Olympic throne by becoming women’s hockey champion in Beijing 2022defeating the United States, 3-2, in the final with which the maple leaf team become five-time champion of the winter fair, after winning gold at Salt Lake City 2002, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and now Beijing 2022. The United States won the silver medal, while Finland clinched bronze.

The party was immediate at the Wukesong Sports Center. | Reuters

With the gold medal in between, Canada and the United States started the game with the sole intention of defeating their eternal rival, by repeating the final of Pyeongchang 2018, where the stars and stripes were the winners.

Four years later, they found themselves in the fight for the top step of the podium and Canada wanted revenge, so very quickly they took the initiative, with attacking play with which he tried to harm the Americans.

Canada suffered at times, but defended the advantage. | Reuters

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This position very quickly paid good dividends, taking the lead, 1-0, thanks to Sarah Nurse at 7:50 a.m.

Everything went well with the Canadiens who, despite the advantage they did not change tactics and kept the puck in their possession most of the time. It was so it was 2-0, thanks to a shot by Marie-Philip Poulin at 15:02. With this marker, the first period ended.

The gold medal game was thrilling from start to finish. | Reuters

The United States had an obligation to go to the front. A goal would put them squarely in the game and they looked for it at all costs in the second period. However, the harder I pressed on the Stars and Stripes board, Marie-Philip Poulin took advantage of a rebound from goalkeeper Alex Cavallini to send the puck towards the net and make it 3-0.

Before the end of the second period, Hilary Knight brought USA to life by scoring 3-1 before the end of the second period. An excellent game from Hilary ended up in the Canadian goal.

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The third period was intense. Canada was looking to maintain its lead and the United States to get closer on the scoreboard to seek the tie and return.

Both teams had chances to get something else. The tension was felt in the mirror, because the athletes didn’t give up a game for lost. With 12 seconds on the clock, the United States made it 3-2 through Amanda Kessel. in a power game. However, there was no time for more and Canada reclaimed Olympic gold.

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