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

12:48  04 august  2021
12:48  04 august  2021 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Canada made history at the Tokyo Olympics Wednesday , setting a new national medal record for a Summer Games athlete while several rowers advanced to final rounds. Here’s what you may have missed so far during overnight competition in Japan. Caroline Veyre wasn’t as successful, falling to Italy’s Irma Testa across all five rounds in the women’s featherweight quarterfinal. Rugby Sevens. After New Zealand blocked the men’s team from advancing to the finals Tuesday , Canada fell to the United States 21-14 in their first placing match of the day.

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Canadians are leading in the men's decathlon after the first series of events at the Tokyo Olympics Wednesday, as the men look to catch up to the women in the medal standings.

a close up of Damian Warner jumping in the air: Damian Warner, of Canada, competes in the long jump of the decathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) © Provided by Global News Damian Warner, of Canada, competes in the long jump of the decathlon at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Athletics

Damian Warner and Pierce LePage are leading in total points at first and second place, respectively, after the first few events in the men's decathlon.

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Three rowing teams are now guaranteed to advance to semifinal rounds on Tuesday . Canada ’s Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens won the first heat of the women’s pair rowing event, while Kai Langerfeld and Conlin McCabe placed third in the men’s pair event. In the women’s lightweight double sculls, Jill Moffatt and Jennifer Casson placed second. Canada ’s Melissa Humana-Paredes plays the ball in front of teammate Sarah Pavan against the Netherlands during their first competition at the Tokyo Olympics , Saturday, July 24, 2021 in Tokyo , Japan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld.

Warner finished first in the 100-metres and set a new world decathlon best time of 10.12 seconds, while LePage finished third. Warner and LePage both finished first in the long jump -- with Warner breaking the Olympic decathlon best -- and in the shot put, LePage finished first and Warner placed fourth. Two more events await them in the evening, before they face the back half Thursday.

In the women's heptathlon, Georgia Ellenwood is currently ranked eighth in points after placing fifth in the 100-metre hurdles and third in the high jump. She'll face two more events before finishing out the day, with three more events to go tomorrow.

Events still to come include Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown racing for medals in the men's 200-metre final, and a chance for Genevieve LaLonde to get on the podium in the women's 3,000-metre steeplechase final.

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– Canada could not add its medal draw overnight and missed the podium on day 11 at the Olympics in Tokyo , Japan. Here’s a look at some of the 2020 Summer Olympics you may have missed overnight. Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse is looking at yet another medal at the Tokyo Olympics after advancing to the 200-meter semifinals and finishing third in his heat in a time of 20.56 seconds.

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Canoe Sprint

Katie Vincent and Laurence Vincent-Lapointe paddled straight into the women's single canoe 200-metre semifinal on Thursday after finishing first in their respective heats.

Michelle Russell will appear in the women's single kayak 500-metre semifinal on Thursday after coming in third in her quarterfinal, which followed a fourth-place finish in the qualifier.

Nicholas Matveev qualified for Thursday's semifinal in the men's single kayak 200-metre spring after placing fourth in the qualifier and second in the quarterfinal.

Mark de Jonge wasn't as lucky racing in the same event, finishing fourth in the qualifier and third in the quarterfinal.

After coming in last in their qualifying heat, the men's double kayak 1,000-metre team of Brian Malfesi and Vincent Jourdenais placed fourth in their quarterfinal, sending them to the non-medal "petite" final.

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Canadian athletes managed to qualify for further events in track and field at the Tokyo Olympics Tuesday , but missed out on medals in the day’s canoe, kayak and sailing events. Here’s what you may have missed from the day of competition. Read more: Olympics medal count: Here’s who won Kyra Constantine’s fifth-place finish in her heat of the women’s 400-metre qualifiers was fast enough for her to move into Wednesday ’s semifinals. She won’t be joined by Natassha McDonald, however, who finished last in her heat. Elizabeth Gleadle missed out on the women’s javelin throw final after placing

Canadian athletes were able to compete in more athletics events at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday , but missed medals at the canoeing, kayaking and sailing events of the day. This is what you may have missed from the day of the competition. Brendon Rodney finished sixth in qualifying and wasn’t joining De Grasse and Brown in the next round. Kyra Constantine’s fifth place in the women’s 400-meter qualifying was fast enough to reach the semi-finals on Wednesday . But she won’t be joined by Natasha McDonald, who finished in the last heat.

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Diving

Meaghan Benfeito managed to qualify for the women's 10-metre platform semifinal after placing fifth in the preliminary round.

Celina Toth, however, finished outside the top 18 divers in 23rd place and will not be moving on.

Cycling Track

Nick Wammes and Hugo Barrette finished 12th and 15th, respectively, in the men's 200-metre flying sprint qualifier -- still good enough to move on to the next round later in the day.

Wammes won his next race and moved on to the 1/16th finals, while Barrette lost his and was sent to a repechage that he also lost.

Kelsey Mitchell and Lauriane Genest both won their heats in the first round of the women's keirin race, sending them to the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Golf

Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharpe had a disappointing start in the first round of women's play, tying for 47th place with a 74 score and three above par.

They'll be playing three more rounds before medals are decided on Saturday.

Marathon Swimming

Kate Sanderson managed an 18th-place finish in the grueling women's 10-kilometre swimming final.

Tokyo Olympics Viewership & Ratings Hit New Lows As Games’ Final Days Loom .
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