Olympic wake-up call: COVID-19 panic on the track, plus Canadian performance
A two-time Olympic world champion tested positive for COVID-19-and showed how the ripples of positive tests can affect the Olympic dreams of other contestants.
American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks withdrew from the competition on Thursday after achieving positive results.
This is a panic for Australia’s track and field team. According to media reports, as one of their athletes trained with him, all 63 players were put into isolation and waited for their own test results-just one day before the start of some events.
At the time of publication, Athlete was reported as not guilty.
Here are more things you missed in Tokyo on Thursday.
Another Canadian record
The Canadian women’s 4x200m freestyle team swam to fourth place on Thursday and set a new national record.
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Summer McIntosh, Kayla Sanchez, Rebecca Smith and Penny Oleksiak rushed to the finish line in 7 minutes and 40.33 seconds, but failed to reach the podium.
CBC Sports reporter Devin Heroux has more about Canada’s outstanding performance and Compete for medals in the pool.
Canada finished fourth in the 4x200m relay final ?? with Canadian record time??
The Chinese team won the gold medal with a world-record swimming, while the American, anchored by Katie Ledecky, won the silver medal.
On the same day, Mackintosh entered the swimming pool again for the 800-meter freestyle preliminaries-the 14-year-old from Toronto set a personal best.
Canadian judo player Shady El Nahas also achieved impressive results in the men’s 100 kg competition.
The 23-year-old from Mississauga, Ontario won the game. Atonement Qualified for the bronze medal match, but lost to two-time world champion Portugal’s Jorge Fonseca (Jorge Fonseca). The Canadian finished fifth.
Canada’s medal on Thursday was earlier in the day, just before bedtime. Rowing Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens Won the bronze medal in the women’s duo event. The eight women will compete for the medal on Friday.
Canadian rowers Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens won bronze medals in the women’s duo competition
This is the moment they talk after they won the medalpic.twitter. com/fJtthH6GwS
Rugby 7s, basketball action
On Thursday, the Canadian women’s sevens rugby team rushed out of the gate against Brazil, beating them 33-0 in the opening game.
But their second game was even more difficult, and they eventually lost to Fiji 26-12.
The Canadian won the sport’s first Olympic bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and hopes to be on the podium again. Keyara Wardley and Charity Williams both left the game against Fiji due to injuries.
The Canadian women’s basketball team nearly lost in the first game against Serbia, beating South Korea 74-53.
CBC Sports reporter Jamie Strashin has more on Canadian dominance in the courts And the much-needed victory.
Canadian golfers also started their game in Japan. Corey Connors and Mackenzie Hughes both shot a 2-under 69 in the first round, tied for 20th, behind. 6 shots.
The 1st Women’s Canoe Slalom Championship
Australia’s Jessica Fox became the first woman to win a gold medal in the canoe obstacle course at the Olympics. The number one Australian has just won a bronze medal in a kayaking competition.
She demonstrated her proficiency on the rapids of the canoe-the first time in the Women’s Olympics-and exclaimed when she finished the race.
Her father, Richard Fox, who was also an Olympian himself, also served as a commentator for her victory.
The second-ranked British player Mallory Franklin won the silver medal, and the German player Andre Herzog won the bronze medal.
Canada is a gold-threatening canoe sprint event to be held in Tokyo on August 2.
An all-Croatia battle
Croatia will definitely win a medal in men’s tennis doubles: in fact, they will win two.
After defeating the New Zealand combination, the Croatian combination Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig will compete for the gold medal at the Ariake Tennis Park.
Their opponent? Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic, also from Croatia. They defeated their American opponents in straight sets.
Before knowing whether their teammates will reach the finals, Cilic said it would be a “dream come true” for the country.
“If this happens, there will be a grand celebration and Croatia will have a day off. Overall, it will be an amazing day for Croatian sports,” he said.