Olympic spectator guide: Penny can make history (again), Rosie won 3 consecutive championships
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For the first time since the swimming medal competition started, Canada has not won a medal in a swimming pool.Despite setting a national record in last night’s final, Penny Oleksiak and the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay team Ranked fourth On the 6th day in Tokyo.
But as rowers Kylie Filmer and Hilary Johnson, Canada is still on the podium for five consecutive days Won the bronze medal in the women’s double matchThis won 10 medals for the Canadian team in Tokyo-two golds, three silvers and five bronzes. Women won every game.
Tonight, Olekshak will again win her record seventh Olympic medal in Canada in her iconic event finals. Let’s start our daily viewing guide from there, and then look at two other strong medal opportunities in Canada tonight, plus an important game for the women’s football team, and some good news urgently needed by the US gymnastics team.
Oleksiak is about to make Canadian history-again
With four medals she won at the 2016 Rio Olympics and two medals now won in Tokyo, Oleksandr has made more podiums at the Summer Olympics than any other Canadian. Once again, the 21-year-old will break a tie with speed skater Cindy Klassen and speed skater/cyclist Clara Hughes to become the most medals won by Canadian Olympians.
It might happen tonight Women’s 100m freestyle final at 9:59 p.m. ETThis is the event that Oleksandr Olekshak won the gold medal in Rio at the age of 16. He tied the American Simone Manuel for first place and the Olympic record, creating one of the most amazing results in Canadian sports history.
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But five years is a long time for swimming, and Manuel is a typical example. Although she won 100 million freestyle world championships in 2017 and 19, the 24-year-old woman failed to emerge from the U.S. Olympic trials in her best event.
Oleksiak also knows how difficult it is to stay ahead. She finished sixth in the 2017 World Championships and did not even participate in the 100m freestyle at the 2019 World Championships. Prior to winning the bronze medal in the Olympic 200 freestyle earlier this week, Oleksjak had not won a medal in an individual competition in a major international competition since Rio de Janeiro.
But she had a personal season best time of 52.86 seconds in the semi-finals last night-only 0.16 seconds behind her Rio gold medal time. Overall, this is a good thing for only fifth place, but considering that she will have to swim in a 4x200m relay about 90 minutes later to win the medal. Of course, she flinched a little.
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Oleksiak will have to empty the fuel tank tonight to beat Australia’s Emma McKeon, who broke the Oleksiak/Manuel Olympic record with a score of 52.13 in the preliminaries and once again ranked first in the semifinals according to the old standards. Siobhan Haughey won a silver medal in the 200m freestyle earlier this week and became the first swimmer to win an Olympic medal for Hong Kong. She was also better than Oleksiak/Manuel in the semifinals in time.
Some bookmakers ranked Oleksiak as the 5th favorite to win the finals-after Australia’s Kate Campbell and Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, the latter trailing behind with silver and bronze medals at the 2019 World Championships Manuel.
But if we have learned anything else from Oleksiak in the past week, it is not to bet against someone with her great talent and fighting spirit.
If Oleksjak fails to make the podium tonight, she will have another chance to break the record in the Tokyo Women’s 4x100m Medley Relay. The preliminaries will be at 7:57 AM Eastern Time on Friday morning, and the final will be held on Saturday night.
Another swimming event to watch tonight: Canadians Kelly Mars and Taylor Lacker will participate in the women’s 200m backstroke semifinals starting at 10:35pm Eastern Time. Masse, who won the silver medal in the 100m backstroke on Monday, is the bronze medalist in the world 200m backstroke in 2019.
One more thing to know from this morning’s preliminaries: 14-year-old Summer McIntosh (the youngest athlete on the Canadian Olympic team) did not advance from the women’s 800m preliminaries despite setting a personal best. Mackintosh made it to the final in only one of the three individual events in Tokyo-but she is still 14 years old! She finished fourth in the final, 400m freestyle, which included stars Ariane Tittmos and Katie Ledki. Pay close attention to the summer of the three years before the Paris Olympics.
Opportunities for other Canadian medals on Thursday night/Friday morning
Together with Olekshak in the women’s 100m freestyle, there are two more powerful possibilities. Chronological order:
There are four finals on the final day of the competition, one of which has a Canadian ship: the women’s eight-man team 9:05 PM Eastern Time. Canada failed to make the podium at the 2016 Olympics and the most recent 2019 World Championships. But the betting market shows that this team is likely to win medals. The Canadian team is almost ranked as the third favorite with Romania, and New Zealand and the United States are the only two teams clearly ahead of them.
Rosie MacLennan won the Olympic gold medal for the third time in a row in the women’s trampoline competition. The event began qualifying at midnight EST, followed by the finals. 1:50 AM Eastern Time. In Rio, she became the first Canadian to win the Olympic champion in a personal event at the Summer Olympics. So three consecutive championships are really important.
Despite a fractured ankle seven months before the game, McLennan continued to win the 2018 World Championship and won a bronze medal at the 19th World in Tokyo. Read more about her here.
Some other interesting things
The Canadian women’s football team played the quarter-finals with Brazil at 4 a.m. Eastern Time. From now on, every game is a single-elimination match. This game was the third place rematch of the Rio Olympics. The Canadian team defeated the host team 2-1 and won the bronze medal for the second time in a row.
In order to be on the podium three consecutive times, the eighth-ranked Canadian will have to be upset many times. Seventh-ranked Brazil is expected to beat them, while Canada will face the winner between the number one US and fourth-ranked Netherlands in the semifinals.
Two of the greatest players in history will face each other in the Canadian-Brazil game: Christine Sinclair scored a record 187th international goal in the Canadian-Japanese group match opener. And Marta ranked eighth in history with 112 international goals.
The track and field competition starts tonight. There was only one medal event on the first day, and there was one Canadian. Moh Ahmed will compete in the men’s 10,000m race at 7:30 am EST. His best event is 5,000 people, and he won a bronze medal at the last World Championships. The most famous Canadian woman to compete on the first day was Melissa Bishop-Nriagu, who finished fourth in the women’s 800m race at the 2016 Olympic Games. She ran in Game 3 at 9:41 PM Eastern Time.
At the same time, US two-time men’s pole vault world champion Sam Kendricks and Argentina’s defending South American champion Germán Chiaraviglio (Germán Chiaraviglio) are also there. Have been in the Olympics After testing positive for COVID-19. Since Kendricks has been training with an Australian athlete, all 63 members of the Australian track team must be quarantined before they can finally pass a negative test.
Sunisa Lee brought some much-needed joy to the US gymnastics team. Since the superstar Simone Byers withdrew from the women’s team finals and said that we might not see her playing in Tokyo again, things have become very heavy because of her mental health problems. Make her unable to perform Anything close to her usual (abnormally high) level. But today, when the 18-year-old Lee won the all-around game, those troubles were forgotten-Byers cheered for her on the sidelines.
Small countries are doing big things. Today, when Alessandra Perilli (Alessandra Perilli) won the bronze medal in the women’s trap shooting competition, San Marino became the smallest country ever to win an Olympic medal. This small state is located in northern Italy, with a population of about 34,000 (similar to Moose Jaw) and an area of ??only 61 square kilometers. Earlier this week, Bermuda (population: approximately 62,000) became the smallest country, when Flora Duffy Participated in the women’s triathlon. Liechtenstein (popular: about 38,000 people) won two gold medals in the alpine skiing event at the Winter Olympics.
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.