Women’s 4x100m freestyle relay
Canada wasted little time in winning its first medal of the Games, taking bronze in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay on the first full day of competition. First-time Olympians Sandrine Mainville, Chantal Van Landeghem, Taylor Ruck and Penny Oleksiak finished third with a time of 3:32.89. Michelle Williams swam in the heats for Canada.
On the second day of swimming, Penny Oleksiak won her second medal by winning silver in the 100m butterfly. The 16-year-old had already broken her own world junior record in the heats, a feat she repeated in 56.46 seconds to make the podium in the 100m fly.
The women’s rugby sevens squad won Canada’s first team medal of the Games, defeating Great Britain 33-10 in the bronze medal game. The victory, which featured tries from four different players, came after the team lost 22-0 to Team GB earlier in group play.
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Swimming in lane two, Kylie Masse won bronze in the 100m backstroke, tying with Yuanhui Fu of China in 58.76 seconds. The Canadian came into the race with the fifth fastest qualifying time from the semifinals.
Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion
The team of Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion won a diving bronze in the 10-metre synchro, dramatically coming back from fifth place on the final dive to beat North Korea and Great Britain. Benfeito and Filion scored 336.18 through the five rounds
Women’s 4x200m freestyle relay
Anchored by Penny Oleksiak, the women’s 4×200 metre freestyle relay team won bronze with a time of 7:45.39 – a new national record. Along with Oleksiak, the team consisted of Katerine Savard, Taylor Ruck and Brittany MacLean. Emily Overholt and Kennedy Goss swam with the team in qualifying.
Penny Oleksiak became the first Canadian to win four medals at a single summer Olympic Games with a 100m freestyle gold. In a time of 52.70 seconds, Oleksiak tied Simone Manuel of the United States at the wall for an Olympic record and Canada’s first ever women’s medal in the 100m free.
Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee
After not even advancing to the A final at London 2012, Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee found their Olympic redemption by winning silver in the lightweight women’s double sculls in Rio. The duo finished second with a time of seven minutes and 05.88 seconds.
Rosie MacLennan became the first Canadian summer athlete to successfully defend an individual Olympic gold medal with her victory in the women’s trampoline. The nation’s Opening Ceremony flag bearer, MacLennan also became the first female Canadian athlete to win two gold medals in an individual event at the summer Games.
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In a race that included three-time Rio 2016 Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu of Hungary, Hilary Caldwell became the sixth Canadian to reach the podium in the pool by winning bronze in the 200m backstroke.
Women’s team pursuit
Allison Beveridge, Jasmin Glaesser, Kirsti Lay and Georgia Simmerling won their showdown with New Zealand at the Rio Olympic Velodrome, taking bronze in women’s team pursuit for the second straight Olympic Games. Laura Brown raced with the team earlier in the day.
After a difficult first day of competition, Brianne Theisen-Eaton reeled in three competitors to win a bronze medal in the heptathlon with 6653 points. It marked the first combined events women’s medal in Canadian Olympic history and first overall since Dave Steen won decathlon bronze at Seoul 1988.
Andre De Grasse
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Finishing third to triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica and American Justin Gatlin in second, 21-year-old De Grasse clocked a time of 9.91 seconds to win bronze in the men’s 100m. It was Canada’s first Olympic 100m medal since Donovan Bailey won gold in world record fashion in Atlanta 1996.
After winning high jump bronze at London 2012, Derek Drouin improved on that accomplishment by winning gold in Rio. Carrying a perfect card through 2.36 metres, Drouin was one of three high jumpers left at the 2.38 mark. The Canadian made it while Mutaz Barshim of Qatar and Ukraine’s Bohdan Bondarenko missed.
Meaghan Benfeito won her second medal of the Games and Canada’s third ever medal in the individual 10m platform event, taking bronze. Competing in her third Olympic Games, Benfeito attempted an inward 3 1/2 somersaults in tuck position for her final dive. The judges gave her 7.5s and 8s, for an overall total score of 389.20.
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Erica Wiebe became the third Canadian female wrestler to ever win an Olympic medal, capturing gold in the 75kg category. Taking part in her first Olympic Games, Wiebe defeated Kazakhstan’s Guzel Manyurova – a two-time Olympic medallist – 6-0 in the gold medal match.
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Damian Warner delivered Canada its second combined events medal of Rio 2016, earning a bronze in the decathlon for his first Olympic medal. Accumulating 8666 points through 10 events, Warner delivered a clutch third and final throw in the javelin competition (63.19 metres) and then ran a season’s best 4:24.90 in the 1500m.
Andre De Grasse
With a time of 20.02 seconds, Andre De Grasse added a 200m silver medal to his 100m bronze. Running out of lane four, De Grasse was in a pack of runners behind Usain Bolt before breaking away with about 70 metres to finish. The 21-year-old became the first Canadian male to win medals in the 100m and 200m at the same Olympics since Percy Williams did it at Amsterdam 1928.
Canada won its second straight Olympic soccer medal in Rio, defeating host Brazil 2-1 in the bronze match. The victory marked just the second time Canada won back-to-back medals in a team summer sport, following lacrosse at St. Louis 1904 and London 1908.
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Equestrian Eric Lamaze won his second individual and third career Olympic medal when he won bronze in the individual jumping event. Lamaze and his horse, Fine Lady 5, were involved in a six-way jump-off for the podium after six horse-rider combinations all posted clean runs through the two final rounds.
Men’s 4x100m relay
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The team of Akeem Haynes, Aaron Brown, Brendon Rodney and Andre De Grasse returned Canada to the men’s 4x100m relay podium in Rio, winning bronze in a national record time of 37.64 seconds. Bolade Ajomale ran in the semifinals. It was Canada’s first podium finish in the event since Atlanta 1996.
After finishing a disappointing ninth at London 2012, Catharine Pendrel rode to bronze in women’s cross-country mountain bike in Rio. Pendrel was in eighth at the halfway point of the approximately 30km race but steadily moved up to medal position. She finished just ahead of teammate Emily Batty.