. Canada’s Women Win Soccer Gold, Outlasting Sweden In Penalty Kicks « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR/Canada is celebrating and Sweden is mourning after their women’s soccer teams took their gold-medal match past regulation, through extra time and into a wildly nerve-wracking shootout Friday in the Tokyo Olympics.

The shootout had it all: Both teams missed crucial shots, and the goalkeepers made huge saves. And on the final attempt, 20-year-old midfielder Julia Grosso blasted a low shot that Swedish goalie Hedvig Lindahl managed to get a glove on — but could not stop, as the ball settled into the back of the net.

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