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

Canada gained its third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, whereas athletes in swimming and athletics additionally managed to advance via qualifying and semifinal rounds.

Here’s what you could have missed in a single day from the day of competitors.

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Rowing

The large story out of Friday was the ladies’s eight rowing staff profitable the gold medal, the primary for Team Canada in that occasion for the reason that 1992 Games in Barcelona.

The ladies — Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit — dominated all through the race, with silver and bronze medallists New Zealand and China unable to catch up.

Elsewhere, Carling Zeeman managed a second place end within the “petite” finals of the ladies’s single sculls, after lacking out on the medal remaining.

Trevor Jones completed third in his personal “petite” remaining of the lads’s single sculls.

Swimming

Penny Oleksiak was lower than a second off from taking the bronze medal within the ladies’s 100-metre freestyle swim. The medal would have made the 21-year-old probably the most adorned Canadian athlete in Olympic historical past.

Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck made it via the ladies’s 200-metre backstroke semifinals with first and fourth place finishes, respectively, to swim in Saturday’s remaining.

The information was much less good for Joshua Liendo Edwards, who completed fifth within the males’s 100-metre butterfly semifinal, simply wanting qualifying for the ultimate.

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Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak on the street to creating historical past

Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak on the street to creating historical past

Trampoline Gymnastics

Canada’s Rosannagh Maclennan was edged out of the medal standings within the ladies’s trampoline gymnastics remaining, ending with a fourth place end.

Maclennan was combating again from an ankle harm to try to snag her third Olympic medal, following back-to-back golds within the 2016 and 2012 Games.

Canada’s different trampoline gymnast Samantha Smith completed 14th within the qualifier earlier within the day, lacking a spot within the remaining.

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Diving

Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware each certified for Saturday’s semifinal of the ladies’s three-metre springboard occasion after ending third and fourth, respectively, within the preliminary rounds.

Athletics

Khamica Bingham and Crystal Emmanuel each made it to the semifinals of the ladies’s 100-metre sprint, putting fourth and third of their respective heats.

In the ladies’s 800-metre qualifiers, Madeleine Kelly completed fifth in her warmth, Melissa Bishop-Nriagu positioned fourth and Lindsay Butterworth completed fifth.

Men’s excessive soar qualifiers started with Django Lovett putting second and Michael Mason putting seventh of their respective heats.

John Gay positioned sixth in his warmth in the course of the males’s 3,000-metre steeplechase qualifier, whereas Matthew Hughes completed fourth in his warmth.

Volleyball

The males’s staff scored their second win in a row with a 3-0 remaining over Venezuela within the preliminary spherical of play, giving them some hope of staying within the medal hunt.

Canada will face Poland subsequent on Sunday.

Hockey

Canada tied with South Africa 4-4 within the males’s staff’s remaining matchup of the preliminary rounds, pushing them out of the quarterfinals.

Rugby Sevens

Canada’s ladies’s staff gained’t get an opportunity to try to repeat their bronze medal win from the 2016 Games, after falling to France 31-0.

They later performed Brazil to find out their remaining standing within the rankings, profitable 45-0. They’ll discover out in the event that they place ninth of tenth of their remaining match on Saturday.

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Women main Team Canada at Tokyo Olympics

Women main Team Canada at Tokyo Olympics

Sailing

Sarah Douglas positioned fourth in her first race of the day in the ladies’s one-person laser radical dinghy occasion, later ending second in her second race — her greatest end result after 10 races in these Games.

The males’s 49er skiff staff of William Jones and Evan DePaul positioned 18th of their first race, seventeenth within the second and fifteenth within the third.

Canada’s Jacob Saunders and Oliver Bone managed a seventh-place end of their first race of the lads’s two-person 470 dinghy occasion, and fifteenth within the second race.

The ladies’s 49er FX skiff staff of Alexandra Ten Hove and Mariah Mullen later positioned tenth of their first race of the day, twelfth within the second and fourth within the third.

Golf

Mackenzie Hughes fell to a tied thirty eighth place within the males’s standings with a rating of 72 within the second spherical of play.

Corey Conners is on observe to tie with thirty fourth place after his second spherical.

Equestrian

Colleen Loach and her horse Qorry Blue D’Argouges completed fifteenth within the first session of the person and staff dressage occasion.

Shooting

Lynda Kiejko completed forty second out of 44 within the ladies’s 25-metre pistol speedy qualification spherical, with a remaining rating of 564-13x.

BMX Cycling

Drew Mechielsen managed to snag a spot within the BMX biking race remaining after three qualifying runs, however completed at the again of the pack.


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