Bridget Carleton Will Soon Be An Olympian, Canada Qualifies

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Left to right – Jamie Scott, Bridget Carleton, Kia Nurse, and Sami Hill pose following Canada’s Olympic Games clinching win – Photo by FIBA

Chatham’s Bridget Carleton was a key contributor on the floor for Team Canada’s women’s National basketball team as they qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games this week.

Playing at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Ostend, Belgium, Canada defeated host Belgium 61-56 before blowing out Sweden 80-50 to secure a spot at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Carleton has played the second most minutes of any Canadian through the two games behind only WNBA All-Star Kia Nurse.

In Saturday’s Olympic securing win over Sweden, Carleton had 8-points and 4-rebounds, playing 24:54.

Chatham born Miranda Ayim is also part of Team Canada.

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