The GIST's Quick Hits - CAN (March 15, 2021)
friendly firm reminder to the Mississippi lawmakers who recently passed Senate Bill 2536 which bans transgender athletes from competing in women’s high school and university sports throughout the state: trans women are women.
⛳️Golf: Yesterday, Justin Thomas (yes, the same one who recently used an anti-gay slur after a bad putt) may have won The Players Championship (the unofficial fifth major in men’s golf), but we’re giving runner-up Lee Westwood and his caddy-slash-fiancée Helen Storey the win for most talented couple. We love love.
🥌Curling: Brendan Bottcher and Team Alberta are our 2021 Brier champs. With the 4–2 win over Kevin Koe (pronounced KOO-EE) last night, Bottcher won his first Brier after finishing as runner-up in the previous three years. Good things come to those who wait. Team Alberta will now represent Canada in next month’s world championships.
🏂Snowboard: Chloe Kim is podium perfect. With her gold-medal performance in Saturday’s Aspen 2021 FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Championships, Kim defended her snowboard halfpipe world championship title. So far, she’s won all three events she’s entered in 2021. Simply the best.