Canada While you were sleeping: How Canada performed at Tokyo Olympics Saturday, Sunday
Miranda Ayim, Nathan Hirayama will be Canada’s flag-bearers for Tokyo Olympics
The Tokyo Olympics is the first time two athletes march with the Canadian flag at a summer Games Opening Ceremony, the Canadian Olympic Committee said while announcing flagbearers.The Canadian Olympic Committee announced the decision on Monday as the clock ticks down to the start of the Olympics, which were delayed last year by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada’s women swimmers and divers have bagged thefor the country at the Sunday.
It was another busy day for Team Canada, with athletes competing in several events.
Here are some results from the second full day of competition:
It was a successful day in the pool for Team Canada.
The women’s 4x100m freestyle swam their way to the podium, finishing second behind Australia in a time of three minutes and 32.78 seconds to secure Canada’s first medal at the Games.
Canada at the Tokyo Olympics: Who’s competing Friday night, Saturday morning
For Canadian fans, events held Saturday in Japan will start to get underway Friday evening and continue overnight into Saturday morning. Canadian athletes will be busy competing in several events at the Tokyo Olympics Saturday, which marks the first full day of competition after Friday's opening ceremony.
Kayla Sanchez of Toronto, Margaret Mac Neil of London, Ont., and Rebecca Smith of Red Deer, Alta., all swam strong legs to give Toronto's Penny Oleksiak the chance to close out the race and grab silver ahead of the United States, who took bronze.
Divers Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulie added a second silver to Canada’s medal tally on Day 2.
Abel from Laval, Que., and Citrini-Beaulieu, from Saint-Constant, Que., overcame a slow start on their first two dives to finish with a total score of 300.78.
This was Abel’s second Olympic medal. She won bronze in the same event with Emilie Heymans at the 2012 London Games.
Citrini-Beaulieu is making her Olympic debut.
In boxing, Canada’s Mandy Bujold was beaten by Serbia’s Nina Radovanovic in the first round of the women’s flyweight boxing event.
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Rowers Jessica Sevick of Strathmore, Alta., and Toronto's Gabrielle Smith will row for a medal after finishing second in their women's double sculls semifinal.
The pair advanced comfortably, finishing with a time of 7 minutes and 9.44 seconds ahead of the United States and France, but behind the Netherlands.
In the four repechage events, both the men’s and women’s crews finish fourth, failing to qualify for Final A.
Skateboarders Matt Berger and Micky Papa were representing Canada at the sport’s Olympic debut.
But there was little to cheer about, as neither man advanced to the finals.
Papa from Vancouver finished 10th and his teammate Berger of Kamloops, B.C. came in 20th place.
Canada’s Félix Auger-Aliassime was scheduled to take on two-time defending Olympic champion Andy Murray in the first round of the men’s singles event, but the Briton withdrew from the tournament shortly before the match.
Tokyo Olympics: A success? A failure? And how to judge?
TOKYO (AP) — Will it be a success? A failure? Or none of the above? It will take something much more nuanced than those basic notions to assess the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics when they wrap up in two weeks. The response will be twisted by dozens of parties with their own interests. There's the International Olympic Committee. The 11,000 athletes. The Japanese organizing committee. The Japanese public. The absent fans. And how about the sponsors? Or the Japanese government and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. There is the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Governor Yuriko Koike, who has higher political aspirations. The Tokyo medical community.
Instead, Auger-Aliassime played against 39th-ranked Max Purcell, losing 6-4, 7-6.
In the women’s featherweight event (49-57 kg), Skylar Park defeated Australia’s Stacey Hymer, before losing to Lo Chia-Ling of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals.
After trouncing Australia on Saturday, Canada's softball team went down 1-0 to hosts Japan.
Canada goes into its last match in the round-robin competition against Italy on Monday with a 2-2 record.
Canadian shooter Lynda Kiejko failed to qualify for the finals in the 10-metre air pistol event at Asaka Shooting Range.
She finished in 47th place with 558 points.
In the men’s doubles competition, Jason Ho-Shue and Nyl Yakura lost 2-0 against their South Korean opponents.
In women’s singles, Michelle Li got the better of Guatemala’s Nikte Alejandra Sotomayor.
And in mixed doubles, the duo of Josephine Wu and Joshua Hurlburt-Yu were defeated by Great Britain.
-- With files from the Canadian Press
Jack Todd: Here's to Canada's female athletes, inspirations to us all .
Canada was done. Finished. A gone goose. The story was etched on the face of the great Christine Sinclair , surely at her last Olympiad. After her opening kick in the shootout was saved by Brazilian goalkeeper Barbara, Sinclair looked like doom. She stared at the turf, as though reliving every moment of one of the longest careers in international soccer, knowing full well that this was probably it, that she was going to bow out on a saved penalty kick in the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games. Her teammates had other ideas. First, Jessie Fleming, Ashley Lawrence and Adriana Leon converted their kicks.