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While you were sleeping: How Canada performed Wednesday, Thursday at Tokyo Olympics

Canada received its first rowing medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, persevering with the ladies athletes’ dominance in these Summer Games.

Here’s what else you could have missed throughout competitors in a single day.

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Rowing

A tenth medal for Canada at these Games got here within the girls’s pair rowing closing, the place Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens took house the bronze.

The duo set the tempo for the remainder of the pack within the entrance half of the race, earlier than New Zealand slowly took over and nabbed the gold. The Russian Olympic Committee then snuck as much as take the silver close to the top of the run.

The males’s pair of Kai Langerfeld and Conlin McCabe weren’t as fortunate, coming heartbreakingly near incomes the bronze solely to fall behind Denmark by a fraction of a second.

It was additionally a disappointing day for single sculls semifinalists Carling Zeeman and Trevor Jones, who positioned fifth and sixth, respectively, and missed out on the medal finals. They’ll each compete within the “petite” finals on Friday.

In the light-weight double sculls “petite” finals, Patrick Keane and Maxwell Lattimer positioned fourth within the males’s race whereas Jill Moffatt and Jennifer Casson completed sixth for the ladies.

Beach Volleyball

Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes continued their excellent profitable streak with a 3rd straight shutout, defeating Switzerland in each units.

The pair will transfer to the quarterfinal beginning subsequent Tuesday.

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Rugby Sevens

Canada acquired off to begin within the first match of the Games for the ladies’s staff, shutting out Brazil 33-0. Later within the day, the ladies misplaced to Fiki 26-12.

The staff will face France subsequent on Friday.

Basketball

The Canadian girls’s staff bounced again from their opening loss to Serbia by defeating South Korea 74-53 of their second match of the Games.

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Swimming

Newly-minted Canadian record-holder Penny Oleksiak managed a third-place end within the girls’s 100-metre freestyle semifinal, shifting her to the gold medal race on Friday.

Yet she failed to choose up her third medal of the Games within the four-person 200-metre freestyle relay closing, the place she and Summer McIntosh, Rebecca Smith and Kayla Sanchez positioned fourth after world record-breaking runs from China, the United States and Australia.

Markus Thormeyer received’t make it to the boys’s 200-metre backstroke closing after inserting final within the semifinal, whereas Kelsey Lauren Wog was disqualified within the girls’s 200-metre breaststroke semifinal.

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Judo

Shady Elnahas was spectacular within the first two elimination rounds of the boys’s 100-kilogram weight class occasion, defeating each Ivan Remarenco of the United Arab Emirates and Azerbaijan’s Zelym Kotsoiev.

But he later fell to Varlam Liparteliani of Georgia within the quarterfinal, forcing him right into a repechage contest that he received towards Israel’s Peter Paltchik. That landed him within the bronze medal match, which takes place later Thursday morning.

Golf

The opening day of males’s golf noticed Canadians Corey Conners and Mackenzie Hughes tie for twenty first place with a number of different opponents, each ending the primary spherical two below par with closing scores of 69.

Round 2 will kick off Friday morning Tokyo time.

Fencing

Canada was defeated by France within the girls’s foil staff quarterfinal, sending the staff to a inserting contest towards Hungary that it finally received.

The girls completed the day by defeating Japan to safe a fifth-place end within the total rankings.

BMX Cycling

Drew Mechielsen completed fourth within the BMX racing quarterfinal, qualifying her for the semifinals on Friday.

Sailing

Sarah Douglas completed thirteenth within the day’s first race of the ladies’s one-person laser radical dinghy occasion, later ending fifth within the second.

Tom Rishaw managed a Tenth-place end in his first race of the day within the males’s one-person heavyweight finn dinghy occasion, earlier than inserting thirteenth in his second.

In the ladies’s RS:X windsurfer occasion, Nikola Gurke positioned twenty fifth, twenty first and twentieth in her three races of the day.

The males’s 49er skiff staff completed 18th in its first race of the day and 14th within the second.

Finally, the boys’s two-person 470 dinghy occasion noticed the staff of Jacob Saunders and Oliver Bone positioned sixteenth of their first race of the day and eleventh within the second.

Hockey

The males’s staff suffered one other loss within the early rounds, falling to Belgium 9-1. They’ll face South Africa subsequent on Friday.

Badminton

After back-to-back wins earlier within the week, Michelle Li was defeated by Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara within the girls’s singles spherical of 16.

Shooting

Lynda Kiejko managed a Forty first-place end within the girls’s 25-metre pistol precision qualifier.


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