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Canada defeat Sweden to win country's first ever Olympic gold medal in women's football

 Penalty shootout heroics from Stephanie Labbe, and a clinical decisive spot-kick from Julia Grosso, put Canada at the top of the podium

Canada made history on Friday by winning their first-ever Olympic gold medal in women's football, beating Sweden on penalties in an incredibly tense final.


Bronze medallists in 2012 and 2016, the North American nation had spoke in the build-up to the Games about wanting to put that behind them and push for gold, and they did so in the most dramatic fashion.


Sweden had taken the lead in normal time, but Jessie Fleming made it 1-1 from the spot and goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe again performed heroics in the shootout before Julia Grosso scored the decisive kick, Canada winning 3-2 on penalties.



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