Canada women’s 7s is their best chance for medal

The Tokyo Olympics is only days away before the rugby competition kicks off, July 26 for the men’s tournament and July 29 for the women’s side.

Canada women’s 7s national team maybe team Canada’s best chance at winning a medal in the 2020 Olympics. There is no doubt that the women’s national team have a deep squad led by Ghislaine Landry, the candian try scoring machine.

The captain is the all time leader in points among all the players who have played in the women’s World Rugby Sevens Series. Racking up 1356 points, this is 340 more points than her next competitor, New Zealand Black Ferns Tyla Nathan-Wong.

Landry isn’t the only player to look out for this Olympics, She has a full squad of stars that can put points on the board too. Bianca Farella is a try scoring machine with massive power, while Charity Williams is know for her pure pace on the wing, leaving opponents in her dust. Brittany Benn is one of the most experienced heads on the field, matching her game knowledge with brute strength.

Five years ago, in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, Canada women’s 7s won the first ever bronze medal for women’s rugby in the Olympics. With Australia winning gold and New Zealand settling for silver. With New Zealand looking in prime shape and are already heavy favorites for the gold medal. Canada is still in contention against defending champions Australia and a more powerful France and USA squad.

Canada will kick off their Olympic campaign against Brazil on July 28, then take on Fiji on July 29. France will be their final competition for the Pool rounds as the top two teams move forward to the quarter finals.

Team Canada has high chances of defending their Olympic medal or even going for gold. With the teams mixture of pace and power, there is no stopping the team if they keep their focus on the game.