Happy Canada Day people! With one great performance Canada's Senior Women's National Team is now heading to London after defeating Japan for the final spot today 71-63. This will mark the first Olympic bid for the women's side since the Atlanta games of 2000.
And this is a big step!
After a couple of tough losses in this tournament, the SWNT had taken the longest road possible and come out on top. Led by the team MVP Courtnay Pilypaitis who posted a game high 21 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, a block and a steal in 34 minutes or action, the ladies stepped into what will surely be a memorable Olympic run.
The SWNT will be placed in the a pretty tough Group B with the likes of international women's basketball powerhouses Australia, France and Russia (along with Brazil and Great Britain) and they will have a pretty tough set of games to come.
In the meantime, let's enjoy this first step conquered on Canada Day.