Whilst you have been sleeping: How Canada carried out at Tokyo Olympics Wednesday, Thursday – Nationwide | Globalnews.ca

While you were sleeping: How Canada performed at Tokyo Olympics Wednesday, Thursday - National | Globalnews.ca

2021-08-05 13:50:56

Canada made its method onto the medal podium within the first ever Olympic girls’s canoe dash in Tokyo on Thursday, whereas observe and area athletes continued to impress.

Right here’s what you could have missed from the day of competitors.

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Canoe Dash

Laurence Vincent-Lapointe gained the first-ever silver medal within the girls’s 200-metre single canoe dash, which made its Olympic debut in Tokyo. She got here in third within the semifinal earlier within the day.

The The 29-year-old paddler from Trois-Rivieres, Que., had been one probably the most vocal athletes calling for ladies to be included within the canoe dash, which was lastly granted admission in 2017.

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Katie Vincent additionally got here in third in her semifinal warmth of the identical occasion, however completed final within the remaining.

Elsewhere, Nicholas Matveev completed seventh within the males’s 200-metre single kayak semifinal, sending him to the non-medal “petite” remaining the place he positioned sixth.

Michelle Russell was seventh over the end line within the girls’s 200-metre single kayak semifinal, eliminating her from the finals.

The lads’s double kayak staff of Brian Malfesi and Vincent Jourdenais managed a sixth-place end within the “petite” remaining of the 1,000-metre dash.


Damian Warner bought nearer to a gold medal within the second day of the boys’s decathlon, ending the morning occasions over 200 factors forward of his closest competitors and remaining in first place within the rankings.

The present world decathlon chief completed first general within the 110-metre hurdles and third general within the discus throw. He matched his private greatest within the pole vault, which was adequate for eleventh place in that occasion and didn’t harm his general level lead.

Fellow Canadian Pierce LePage stays in third place within the level totals however his tempo slipped a bit in Thursday’s occasions. He completed seventh in each the 110-metre hurdles and the discus throw and eighth within the pole vault.

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Each males nonetheless should face the javelin throw and the 1,500-metre race later at the moment, which is able to in the end determine who finally ends up on the medal podium.

Within the second day of the ladies’s heptathlon, Georgia Ellenwood fell to 18th place in general factors after putting nineteenth within the lengthy bounce and thirteenth within the javelin throw. She’ll end up with the 800-metre race later at the moment, however is unlikely to go away Tokyo with a medal.

Andre De Grasse managed to clinch a second-place end within the males’s 100-metre relay qualifier for himself and fellow teammates Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake and Brendon Rodney, sending them to the ultimate on Friday.

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‘I knew he would take it’: Andre De Grasse’s proud mom displays on his Olympic gold medal win


Brooke Henderson confirmed enchancment in her second spherical after a lackluster first day on Wednesday, shifting herself up 13 spots within the rankings to tie for thirty fourth place. She completed three below par and notched a remaining rating of 68.

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Alena Sharpe solely moved up one spot to tie for forty sixth place, ending on par with a rating of 71.


Meaghan Benfeito was unable to make it to the 10-metre platform finals after falling simply exterior the highest 12, ending thirteenth.


Amarveer Dhesi fell to Turkey’s Taha Akgul 5-0, failing to safe any factors throughout 5 rounds of competitors and ending his run on the Video games.

Marathon Swimming

Hau-Li Fan completed ninth within the males’s 10-kilometre marathon swimming remaining, his first Olympic look.

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