RIO DE JANEIRO – What Canada Did on Wednesday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games:
Women’s individual — Georcy-Stephanie Thiffeault Picard, Montreal, lost in the opening round to Ya-Ting Tan of Chinese Taipei, 7-1.
Men’s individual — in his head-to-head opener, Crispin Duenas, Toronto, edged Marco Galiazzo of Italy, 10-9 in a shootout; was eliminated with a 7-3 loss to Zach Garrett, U.S., in the round-of-16.
Women — Kia Nurse, Hamilton, had 14 points to lead Canada (3-0) to a 68-58 win over Senegal.
Men — Josh Binstock, Richmond Hill, Ont., and Sam Schachter (0-2), Richmond Hill, Ont., lost to Clemens Doppler and Alexander Horst of Austria, 2-1 (21-19, 16-21, 15-8).
Women’s individual time trial — Tara Whitten, Calgary, finished seventh in 45 minutes, 1.16 seconds; Karol-Ann Canuel, Gatineau, Que., placed 13th (46:30.93)
Men’s individual time trial — Hugo Houle of Ste-Perpetue, Que., was 21st in one hour, 17 minutes and 2.04 seconds.
Individual dressage grand prix — Megan Lane, Collingwood, Ont., and her horse, Caravella, are ranked 11th following the first day of competion with 71.286 points.
Women’s individual foil — Eleanor Harvey, Hamilton, def. Anissa Khelfaoui of Algeria, 15-6; won 15-11 over Italian Arianna Errigo; was eliminated after losing in the quarter-final round 15-13 to Ines Boubakri of Turkey.
Men’s individual sabre — Joseph Polossifakis, Montreal, was eliminated following a 15-6 loss in the opening round to Aliaksandr Buikevich of Belarus.
Women’s 70-kilogram class — Kelita Zupancic, Whitby, Ont., won her opening match over Esther Stam of Georgia, 0-0s1; lost in the quarter-finals 10-0 to Haruka Tachimodo, Japan; and was eliminated with a 10-1 loss in the repechage to Austrian Bernadette Graf.
470 class — Graeme and Jacob Saunders, both Chester, N.S., were 26th and 20th in Wednesday’s races and are tied for 24th overall with a score of 46.
Finn class — Tom Ramshaw, Toronto, placed 22nd and 13th in the day’s races, and is 19th overall with 66.
Nakra 17 — Nikola Girke, West Vancouver, B.C., and Luke Ramsay, Vancouver, finished fourth and 17th, with the third race of the day postponed. They rank 10th with a total of 21.
Men’s laser — Lee Parkhill, Oakville, Ont., was 19th and 20th and stand 30th overall (161) after six legs of the event.
Women’s laser radial — Brenda Bowskill, Toronto, finished 10th and 19th, and is 19th after six races (103).
Men’s 100 freestyle — Santo Condorelli, Kenora, Ont., finished fourth in the final (47.88) — edged out of the bronze by 0.03 seconds.
Women’s 100 freestyle — Penny Oleksiak, Toronto, was fifth overall in qualifying (53.53), and posted the second-fastest mark in the semifinals (52.72) — 0.01 seconds away from setting an Olympic record; Chantal Van Landeghem, Winnipeg, was ninth in qualifying (53.83), and 10th overall in the semifinal round (54.00), did not advance.
Women’s 200 breaststroke — Kierra Smith, Kelowna, B.C., had the sixth-fastest time in qualifying (2:23.69), and will race in Thursday’s final after finishing eighth-overall in the semis (2:22.87); Martha McCabe, Toronto, was 23rd in qualifying (2:28.62), did not advance.
Women’s 4×200 relay — Katerine Savard, Pont-Rouge, Que.; Taylor Ruck, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Emily Overholt, West Vancouver, B.C.; and Kennedy Goss, Toronto, were sixth overall in qualifying (7:51.99). Brittany McLean, Toronto, and Penny Oleksiak replaced Overholt and Goss in the final, and helped set a Canadian record in winning the bronze medal (7:45.39). Oleksiak swam the final leg to capture her third medal of these Games (one silver and two bronze).
Women’s 69 kilogram class — Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau, Candiac, Que., was ninth overall in the event with a score of 228.