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Gaucher Sees First Minutes In Tokyo During Canada Win Over South Korea

SAITAMA, JAPAN - Ji Su Park #19 of Team South Korea goes up for a shot against Kayla Alexander #14 of Team Canada during the first half of a Women's Preliminary Round Group A game on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 29, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Bryan SnyderGetty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah women’s basketball star Kim Gaucher saw the court for the first time in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Gaucher played 11 minutes, grabbing a rebound and dishing an assist in Canada’s 74-53 dominant win over South Korea.

As for the rest of the Canadian sidem Bridget Carleton scored 18 points in the team’s first victory in these Olympic games.

The Canadians never trailed with Natalie Achonwa having a double-double in her second game back from a knee sprained playing for her WNBA team, the Minnesota Lynx.

JiSu Park had 15 points and 11 rebounds for South Korea.

Canada opened Group A play with a loss to Serbia, the bronze medalists at the 2016 Rio Games. South Korea lost to reigning silver medalist Spain in its first Olympics appearance since 2008.

This is the third straight Olympics for Canada, currently ranked fourth in the world.

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