Olympic Games Guide: Penny Oleksiak can make history
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Canada doubled its medal count on the 4th day.Swimmer Kylie Masse (Kylie Masse) 100m backstroke silver medal Before the women’s softball team last night Won the bronze medal match, Catherine Beaucemin-Pinard Won Canada’s second judo bronze medal In the same number of days, the weightlifter Maude Charron (Maude Charron) used robbing to exclamation points for the day. Canada won the second gold medal in this Games. To date, all eight Canadian medals have been won by women.
This trend may continue on day 5, first when one of Canada’s most popular Olympians tries to make history in the pool.
This is your daily viewing guide, focusing on Canada’s best medal hopes and some major news involving the biggest international stars of the Olympics Simone Byers and Naomi Osaka.
Penny Oleksiak can make history tonight
She just turned 21 last month, but Oleksandr has the record for the most medals won by Canada at the Summer Olympics. After winning four gold medals at the Rio Olympics at the age of 16, Oleksandr received her fifth medal on Saturday night when she won the Canadian women’s 4x100m freestyle relay with a bubbly anchor leg silver medal. Rowing helmsman Leslie Thompson-Wiley (1984-2012) and runner Phil Edwards (1928-36) are the only other Canadians to win five medals at the Summer Olympics.
If Oleksandr gets on the podium in the women’s 200m freestyle tonight, she will be tied with Cindy Clarkson (speed skating) and Clara Hughes (speed skating and cycling) to become a Canadian in the summer or The person who won the most medals at the Winter Olympics (or, in Hughes’ case, both). If she doesn’t, Oleksiak will get another chance in the 100m freestyle (she won the gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics) and the 4×200 freestyle (she helped Canada win the bronze medal in Rio). The preliminaries for these events are on Wednesday morning.
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So, what are the chances of Oleksiak in 200 free games tonight? She performed well in the preliminaries, ranking second in overall results, second only to Katie Ledecky of the United States, but did not perform well in the semi-finals last night, and ranked sixth when Australia’s Ariarne Titmus achieved the best results. The final is becoming another duel between Titmus and Ledecky. After defeating Ledecky in the 400m freestyle, the Australian is clearly the favorite to win her second Olympic gold medal. Besides, this is not Oleksiak’s best activity. She ranked second in the Canadian trials, behind 14-year-old Summer McIntosh who failed to qualify for the semi-finals last night.
But outside of Titmus, the podium may be easier to fight for than it seems. After more than an hour, Ledecky must participate in the 1,500m final. This is her iconic event and the first time that women are allowed to swim in the Olympics. Although she will almost certainly win the gold medal, you must think that she will have some reservations in the longest swimming historic competition.Women’s 200m freestyle final in 9:41 p.m. EDT.
Canada wins swimming medal again 10:45 p.m. EDT When Sydney Pickrem participated in the women’s 200m individual medley final. She won a bronze medal in the recent 2019 World Championships, and the Olympic field looks relatively balanced.
All swimming competitions tonight-including five finals-will be broadcast live on the CBC television network starting at 9:30 pm EST.You can also stream them live on CBC Gem, CBC Olympics app and CBC Sports Tokyo 2020 website.
Other Canadian medal opportunities on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning
There is probably only one:
A tropical storm caused the two-day race to be postponed, but the rowers returned to the water at 7:10 ET tonight.The first of the six medal games was 8:18 p.m. EDT, There is a Canadian ship inside. The women’s double double double double double scull composed of Jessica Sevik and Gabriel Smith is not expected to win a medal, but they have Chance to win medals. Smith finished fourth with another partner at the most recent World Championships in 2019.
Canada’s biggest contenders for rowing medals in Tokyo are Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens, who won bronze medals in the 2019 World Women’s Doubles. They will participate in the semifinals tonight at 11:20 p.m. Eastern Time.
Other Canadians participating in the important game tonight: Patrick Keane and Maxwell Latimer who participated in the men’s lightweight double scull semifinals at 10:10 p.m. ET, Women’s participation at 10:50 p.m. ET Jill Moffat and Jennifer Carson in the lightweight double scull semifinals, Kay Langfield and Conlin McCabe in the men’s double semifinals at 11:10 PM ET, Eastern United States At 11:40 pm, the women’s eight-man team will participate in the semi-finals.
Some other interesting things you should know
Simone Biles withdrew from the women’s team finals. The greatest gymnast of all time made a shocking decision after showing an uncharacteristically weak vault in the first spin of today’s competition. The initial guess was that she was injured, but Byers later confirmed that it was related to her mental health. She admitted that she “guessed” herself, which is consistent with what we saw in her tentative vault, and said she thought it would be better for her American teammate to succeed her. The defending champion finally finished second, behind what we call Russia. Byers’ status in the individual game starting on Thursday morning’s all-around final is unclear. She said she would “eat once a day.” Byers is the first woman to qualify for all six individual events in the Olympic Games since 1992. In 2016, after helping the US team win the team championship, she won three individual gold medals (all-around, vaulting and floor exercise) and a bronze medal on the balance beam. In the most recent 2019 World Championships, she won gold medals in all five events. Read more about her withdrawal from team activities, this is the biggest story of today’s Olympics, here.
Naomi Osaka withdrew from the women’s tennis tournament. This Japanese superstar has recently experienced his own mental/emotional struggle. Due to a dispute with the organizer for refusing to hold a press conference, she withdrew from the French Open in late May and said that she needed a break to maintain her mental health. Osaka then skipped the Wimbledon Tennis Open, and then seemed to return triumphantly in Tokyo. She was selected to light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony last week. However, after defeating the opponent in the first two rounds, the world ranked No. 2 in the world ranking was eliminated by Czech Republic No. 42 Markta vondrosova in straight sets. Read more about Osaka’s disappointing exit here.
The Canadian women’s football team will face Brazil in the quarterfinals. Today, they drew 1-1 with the British team in the group stage finals. Canada ranked second in the group stage, second only to the British team. As the Canadian team is almost certain to enter the knockout stage before the start of the game, coach Bev Priestman chose to let 38-year-old captain Christine Sinclair rest. The underrated defender Ashley Lawrence shined in the absence of Sinclair. He laid the foundation for Adriana Leon’s goal in a fierce run from the wing, and also did some defensively. Outstanding Work.Read football analyst John Molinaro’s full analysis of today’s game and his reasoning on why Lawrence might be Canada’s best player here. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Canada defeated the host team 2-1 and won the Olympic bronze medal for the second time in a row. The rematch with Brazil is at 4 a.m. Eastern time on Friday. The winner will face the top ranked United States or the Netherlands in the semifinals.
Baseball starts tonight-you may remember some of them. Canada is not eligible for the game, but former Toronto Blue Jays fan favorite Jose Bautista is on the list of the Dominican Republic, which also includes former Jesmerchi Cabrera and Emilio Bonifacio . Some other baseball fans may remember their names in the major league era: Ian Kinsler (Israel), Masahiro Tanaka (Japan) and Adrian Gonzalez (Mexico). The American team includes Scott Kazmir, Todd Fraser and Eddie Alvarez, who played for the Marlins after winning the silver medal in short track speed skating at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Read more about the memorable players in the Tokyo Championship here.
Picture of the day
Canadian divers Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay approached in pain-literally-making it Canada’s Five Medal Day. In the women’s 10-meter synchronized event, they missed the podium by only half a point, and it was later revealed that McKay was participating in the competition due to a serious foot injury. Three weeks ago, she tore a ligament during training and the doctor said it would take her 8 to 10 weeks to recover. But McKay just refused to miss her first participation in the Olympics. In the athlete’s village, she pushed the scooter around to reduce the weight on her feet. She struggled in pain during all five dives last night. After the end, Benfito left their press conference with her injured teammate. Read Devin Heroux’s description of McKay’s truly gritty performance here.
How to watch live events
They are broadcasting on CBC, TSN and Sportsnet TV. Or choose what you want to watch by streaming live on CBC Gem, CBC Olympics app and CBC Sports’ Tokyo 2020 website. View the full streaming schedule here.