The Wolverine

September 2021

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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THE BIG PICTURE MAIZE, BLUE AND GOLD Canada won its first Olympic gold in women's soccer Aug. 6 in Tokyo, and two Wolverines helped power the historic squad — former captain and two-time All-Big Ten selection Shelina Zadorsky (2010-13) and current junior Jayde Riviere. Zadorsky is pictured sixth from the left in the second row, while Riviere is fifth. Both saw action as substitutes in the gold medal victory over Sweden, which went to a penalty shootout. It was the first gold medal match in Olym- pic history to go to penalty kicks and the first to go to extra time since 2008. Zadorsky, who also won a bronze with Team Canada in the 2016 Rio Games, played all 90 minutes in two games, while Riviere also did so in two and saw 11 minutes of action in the penalty-kick win over Brazil that clinched a spot in the semifinals. In the final contest, Riviere played 27 minutes and Zadorsky checked in during the 120th minute and played just under a minute of match time. More about current and former Wolverines in the Olympics — who combined to win 11 medals, including three golds — can be found on pages 53-54. PHOTOS COURTESY CANADA SOCCER

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