Tokyo 2020 Canadian Roundup: Conners, Hughes 2-under after golf Round 1

Check out the highlights, as the duo of Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens take home the bronze medal in rowing at the Tokyo Olympics.

A historic bronze in rowing, a near-miss in judo and several positive team results.

Here's what Canadians accomplished on Day 6 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

First rowing medal

Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens earned Canada's first rowing medal since 1992 in Barcelona.

Filmer and Janssens took bronze in the women's pair, following the legacy of Marnie McBean and the late Kathleen Heddle.

Eleven-way tie

After two-and-a-half hours of delay due to a thunderstorm, the men's golf tournament resumed on Thursday, with Canada's Corey Conners and Mackenzie Hughes finishing the first round at 2-under 69. Conners and Hughes are tied for 20th with nine other golfers, six strokes behind leader Sepp Straka of Austria.

El Nahas nearly gets it

Canadian Shady El Nahas lost his men’s judo 100-kg bronze-medal match to Jorge Fonseca of Portugal, after allowing a waza-ari late in the match.

El Nahas finished the competition in fifth place.

Straight sets

Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes are undefeated in Tokyo and have yet to lose a single set.

The reigning world champions finished their pool phase with a perfect 3-0 record and a lot of promise entering the knockout round.

The second Canadian pair of Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson lost to Brazil's Eduarda Santos Lisboa and Agatha Bednarczuk on Thursday.

50/50 in sevens opener

After defeating Brazil 33-0, Canada's women's rugby sevens team dropped 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 pitch on Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. ET against France.

Canada is searching for its second-consecutive sevens medal, after earning bronze five years ago in Rio.

Prelim swim

Canadians were in the pool once again on Thursday evening in Japan, for a handful of preliminary rounds.

Joshua Liendo qualified for the semifinal of the men's 100-metre butterfly, while Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck moved forward in the women's 200-metre backstroke.

Though 14-year-old Summer McIntosh fell short of qualifying for the next round in the women's 800-metre freestyle, she lowered her own record for her age group with a time of 08:23.04. Team Canada's mixed 4x100 medley relay squad also failed to qualify to the semis.

Mechielsen moves on

Cyclist Drew Mechielsen qualified for the women's BMX racing semifinals, set to take place on Friday.

Mechielsen finished in fourth place in Heat 2.

Fencers place fifth

The Canadian women's foil fencing team defeated Japan to earn fifth place in the competition.

Canada lost the quarterfinal matchup with France, which went on to earn silver.

Moors represents

Brooklyn Moors finished in 16th place in the women's artistic gymnastics individual all-around contest with a score of 53.299. Moors found herself as the sole Canadian representative in the event after Ellie Black was forced to pull out with an injury.

In the absence of Simone Biles, the United States still earned gold. American Sunisa Lee edged Brazilian Rebeca Andrade for gold with a score of 57.433, the US's fifth-consecutive gold medal in the event.

-- With files from the Canadian Press

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