A historic bronze in rowing, almost a failure in judo and several positive team results.
Here’s what the Canadians accomplished on Day 6 of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
First rowing medal
Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens won Canada’s first rowing medal since 1992 in Barcelona.
Filmer and Janssens took bronze for the female couple, following the legacy of Marnie McBean and the late Kathleen Heddle.
After a two and a half hour delay due to a thunderstorm, the men’s golf tournament resumed on Thursday, with Corey Conners and Mackenzie Hughes of Canada finishing the first round at 69 2 under par. Conners and Hughes are tied for 20th with nine. other golfers, six strokes behind Austria’s leader Sepp Straka.
The Nahas almost got it
Canadian Shady El Naha lost his 100kg men’s judo bronze medal match to Jorge Fonseca of Portugal, after allowing a waza-ari late in the match.
“I thought I had it. It’s a broken heart,” he said. @SombraElNAHAS after losing the bronze metal to the world champion #BY Fonseca.#CBColimpiadas # Tokio2020
– Jean-Patrick Balleux (@jpballeux) July 29, 2021
The Nahas finished the competition in fifth place.
Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes are undefeated in Tokyo and have yet to lose a single set.
Canada does, ranking first in their group and haven’t lost a set in the entire tournament.
CLOCK: https://t.co/EwAa2DDoWF@VBallCanada pic.twitter.com/8X94xUOKge
– CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) July 29, 2021
The reigning world champions finished their group stage with a perfect 3-0 record and plenty of promise as they entered the knockout round.
The second Canadian pair of Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson lost to Brazilians Eduarda Santos Lisboa and Agatha Bednarczuk on Thursday.
50/50 in sevens opener
After defeating Brazil 33-0, Canada’s seven-legged women’s rugby team lost the second game of the day on Thursday, opening the Olympic tournament with a 1-1 record in Tokyo.
The Canadians lost to Fiji, 26-12, and are scheduled to return to the field Thursday night at 8:30 pm ET against France.
Canada is seeking its second medal of seven in a row, after winning bronze five years ago in Rio.
The Canadians were in the group once more Thursday night in Japan, for a handful of preliminary rounds.
Joshua Liendo qualified for the semi-final in the men’s 100-meter butterfly, while Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck advanced in the women’s 200-meter backstroke.
Although 14-year-old Summer McIntosh failed to qualify for the next round in the women’s 800m freestyle, she lowered her own age group record with a time of 08: 23.04. Team Canada’s 4×100 mixed relay team also failed to qualify for the semi-finals.
Mechielsen keep going
Rider Drew Mechielsen qualified for the semifinals of women’s BMX races, scheduled for Friday.
She is in! @_drewmechielsen He arrives tomorrow at the BMX Racing semi-finals pic.twitter.com/TLVXFaf1L1
– Cycling Canada (@CyclingCanada) July 29, 2021
Mechielsen finished fourth in Heat 2.
Shooters rank fifth
The Canadian women’s foil fencing team defeated Japan to take fifth place in the competition.
Canada lost the quarter-final match with France, who won silver.
Brooklyn Moors finished 16th in the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Individual Comprehensive Competition with a score of 53,299. Moors found herself the only Canadian representative at the event after Ellie Black was forced to withdraw due to injury.
In the absence of Simone Biles, the United States still won gold. American Sunisa Lee edged Brazilian Rebeca Andrade for gold with a score of 57,433, America’s fifth consecutive gold medal at the event.
– With archives of the Canadian press