Kailen Sheridan Wins Soccer Gold with Team Canada
Two-time All-ACC goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan has won an Olympic Gold Medal at the Tokyo Games for Team Canada in Women’s Soccer after the Canadians defeated Sweden in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw. The medal is the second for Sheridan, who was a reserve in 2016, earned a bronze medal as an alternate prior to her final season at Clemson.
Sheridan joins Patricia Mamona as Clemson graduates with Olympic medals this year. Mamona claimed silver in the triple jump for Portugal last week.
In all, former Clemson athletes have now claimed 11 gold medals, with this being the first in women’s soccer.
“Congratulations to Kailen and to Canada on winning the gold medal,” said Head Coach Eddie Radwanski. “What an incredible moment for Kailen, and we are so happy for her and proud of her. Kailen has been able to chase her dreams since her time at Clemson and achieving one of those incredible moments in winning an Olympic gold medal is phenomenal! She continues to be a great representative and ambassador of Clemson and Clemson Soccer. I am just a happy coach and seeing someone you care about win on the global stage like the Olympics is awesome!”
Canada!!! #CANWNT are Olympic Champions! #RiseHigher #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/ROWNC1yDMB— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) August 6, 2021
Canada!!! #CANWNT are Olympic Champions! #RiseHigher #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/ROWNC1yDMB
— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) August 6, 2021
FOR THE FIRST TIME – CANADA HAS WON GOLD IN WOMEN'S SOCCER! 🥇#TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/nj0TwLt8Z9— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021
FOR THE FIRST TIME – CANADA HAS WON GOLD IN WOMEN'S SOCCER! 🥇#TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/nj0TwLt8Z9
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021
WHAT A GAME.It's GOLD for Canada! 🥇#TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/XWJee9zgYR— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) August 6, 2021
WHAT A GAME.
It's GOLD for Canada! 🥇#TokyoOlympics pic.twitter.com/XWJee9zgYR