Canada While you were sleeping: How Canada performed at Tokyo Olympics Thursday, Friday
Chasing Gold: Katie Ledecky leaves Tokyo with four medals, Team USA headed for podium in baseball
Ledecky may be done for this Olympics — she finished with four medals — but the 24-year-old plans on being back for Paris 2024.The 24-year-old completed a three-peat of the 800-meter freestyle when she won gold with a time of 8:12.57. It was her last race in Tokyo.
Canada won its third gold medal of theon Friday, while athletes in swimming and athletics also managed to advance through qualifying and semifinal rounds.
Here's what you may have missed overnight from the day of competition.
Tokyo Olympics Full TV & Streaming Schedule: How To Watch Everything, Including The Women’s Swimming & Woman’s Gymnastics Team Finals – Updated
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The big story out of Friday was the women's eight rowing team winning the gold medal, the first for Team Canada in that event since the 1992 Games in Barcelona.
The women — Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit -- dominated throughout the race, with silver and bronze medallists New Zealand and China unable to catch up.
Elsewhere, Carling Zeeman managed a second place finish in the "petite" finals of the women's single sculls, after missing out on the medal final.
Trevor Jones finished third in his own "petite" final of the men's single sculls.
Tokyo Olympics cost $15.4 billion. What else could that buy?
TOKYO (AP) — The official price tag for the Tokyo Olympics in $15.4 billion, which a University of Oxford study says is the most expensive on record. What else could those billions buy? The ballpark figure for building a 300-bed hospital in Japan in $55 million. So you could put up almost 300 of these. The average elementary school in Japan costs about $13 million. For that price, you get 1,200 schools. A quick search finds a Boeing 747 is priced at roughly $400 million. Voila: 38 jumbo jets for the cost of the Tokyo Olympics. The point is, Olympic Games are costly and may bump aside other priorities.
Penny Oleksiak was less than a second off from taking the bronze medal in the women's 100-metre freestyle swim. The medal would have made the 21-year-old the most decorated Canadian athlete in Olympic history.
Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck made it through the women's 200-metre backstroke semifinals with first and fourth place finishes, respectively, to swim in Saturday's final.
The news was less good for Joshua Liendo Edwards, who finished fifth in the men's 100-metre butterfly semifinal, just short of qualifying for the final.
Canada's Rosannagh Maclennan was edged out of the medal standings in the women's trampoline gymnastics final, ending with a fourth place finish.
Maclennan was fighting back from an ankle injury to try and snag her third Olympic medal, following back-to-back golds in the 2016 and 2012 Games.
Olympic viewing guide: Why Simone Biles didn't 'quit', and Penny swims for another record
Here's what to watch Wednesday night and Thursday morning, including Penny Oleksiak's attempt to make more Canadian history and some context to help understand why Simone Biles isn't competing in the women's all-around final.Canada's two best medal chances on Day 6 are also in women's events. We'll get to those in a minute, along with some other interesting news you need to know.
Canada's other trampoline gymnast Samantha Smith finished 14th in the qualifier earlier in the day, missing a spot in the final.
Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware both qualified for Saturday's semifinal of the women's three-metre springboard event after finishing third and fourth, respectively, in the preliminary rounds.
Khamica Bingham and Crystal Emmanuel both made it to the semifinals of the women's 100-metre dash, placing fourth and third in their respective heats.
In the women's 800-metre qualifiers, Madeleine Kelly finished fifth in her heat, Melissa Bishop-Nriagu placed fourth and Lindsay Butterworth finished fifth.
Men's high jump qualifiers began with Django Lovett placing second and Michael Mason placing seventh in their respective heats.
John Gay placed sixth in his heat during the men's 3,000-metre steeplechase qualifier, while Matthew Hughes finished fourth in his heat.
The men's team scored their second win in a row with a 3-0 final over Venezuela in the preliminary round of play, giving them some hope of staying in the medal hunt.
Olympic viewing guide: Andre De Grasse's best chance for gold?
Here's what to watch on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, featuring Andre De Grasse going for his fifth Olympic medal in a fascinating men's 200-metre final.In track cycling, Canada lost the bronze race in the women's team pursuit to the U.S.
Canada will face Poland next on Sunday.
Canada tied with South Africa 4-4 in the men's team's final matchup of the preliminary rounds, pushing them out of the quarterfinals.
Canada's women's team won't get a chance to try and repeat their bronze medal win from the 2016 Games, after falling to France 31-0.
They later played Brazil to determine their final standing in the rankings, winning 45-0. They'll find out if they place ninth of 10th in their final match on Saturday.
Sarah Douglas placed fourth in her first race of the day in the women’s one-person laser radical dinghy event, later finishing second in her second race -- her best result after 10 races in these Games.
The men’s 49er skiff team of William Jones and Evan DePaul placed 18th in their first race, 17th in the second and 15th in the third.
Canada's Jacob Saunders and Oliver Bone managed a seventh-place finish in their first race of the men’s two-person 470 dinghy event, and 15th in the second race.
The women's 49er FX skiff team of Alexandra Ten Hove and Mariah Mullen later placed 10th in their first race of the day, 12th in the second and fourth in the third.
Mackenzie Hughes fell to a tied 38th place in the men's standings with a score of 72 in the second round of play.
Corey Conners is on track to tie with 34th place after his second round.
Colleen Loach and her horse Qorry Blue D’Argouges finished 15th in the first session of the individual and team dressage event.
Lynda Kiejko finished 42nd out of 44 in the women's 25-metre pistol rapid qualification round, with a final score of 564-13x.
Drew Mechielsen managed to snag a spot in the BMX cycling race final after three qualifying runs, but finished at the back of the pack.
Olympic viewing guide: Penny Oleksiak could make history .
Here's what to watch Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, including Oleksiak's attempt to set a Canadian Olympic record and other medal chances in swimming and rowing.That trend could continue on Day 5, starting with one of Canada's most beloved Olympians trying to make history in the pool.