RIO DE JANEIRO – What Canada Did on Thursday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games (distances in metres):
Men’s singles — Martin Giuffre, Calgary, lost his preliminary-round opener to Ka Long Angus Ng of Hong Kong, 2-0 (21-11, 21-14).
Women — Heather Bansley, Waterdown, Ont., and Sarah Pavan, Kitchener, Ont., finished on top of their pool at 3-0 after defeating Karla Borger and Britta Buthe of Germany, 2-0 (21-19, 21-15); Jamie Broder, Victoria, and Kristina Valjas, Toronto, improved to 2-1 with a victory over Nada Meawad and Doaa Elghobashy of Egypt, 2-0 (21-12, 21-16).
Men — Ben Saxton, Calgary, and Chaim Schalk (1-3), Red Deer, Alta., lost their final group-round match to Cuba’s Reynaldo Gonzalez Bayard and Nivaldo Diaz Gomez, 2-0 (21-15, 21-18); they later clinched a playoff berth by winning the "lucky-loser" match over Grzegorz Fualek and Mariusz Prudel of Poland, 2-0 (21-19, 21-18)
Men’s light welterweight (64 Kg) — Arthur Biyarslanov, Toronto, advanced to the second round with a 3-0 decision over Obada Alkasbeh of Jordan.
Women’s team pursuit — Canada (Allison Beveridge, Calgary; Laura Brown, Vancouver; Jasmin Glaesser, Vancouver; Georgia Simmerling, West Vancouver, B.C.) finished fourth in qualifying (4:19.599), with the first round of racing on Saturday.
Individual dressage grand prix — Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, Ont., and her horse Anton, scored 72.214 to be ranked 28th after the second day of the event and qualify for the final; Megan Lane, Collingwood, Ont., and Caravella, who had scored 71.286 on Wednesday, did not advance.
Men — Scott Tupper, Vancouver, scored both goals as Canada (0-4) lost 4-2 to Ireland.
Men — Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., shot a five-under 66 in the opening round and is tied for second, three shots behind the leader; David Hearn, Brantford, Ont., scored 73.
Women’s all-around — Ellie Black, Halifax, finished eighth overall with a score of 14.366; Isabela Onyshko of Brandon, Man., was 18th (13.900).
Men’s 100 kilogram class — Kyle Reyes, Toronto, lost in the elimination round to Henk Grol, Netherlands, 101-0s1.
Women’s lightweight double sculls — Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee, both Victoria, placed second in their semifinal (7:16.35), and will race for a medal on Friday.
Women’s pairs — Nicole Hare, Calgary, and Jennifer Martins, Toronto, placed second in the C-final (8:26.03).
Women’s eights — Canada (Caileigh Filmer, Victoria; Suzanne Grainger, London, Ont.; Natalie Mastracci, Thorold, Ont.; Christy Nurse, Georgetown, Ont.; Lisa Roman, Langley, B.C.; Christine Roper, Montego Bay, Jamaica; Lesley Thompson-Willie, London, Ont.; Antje von Seydlitz, Smithers, B.C.; Lauren Wilkinson, North Vancouver, B.C.) won their repechage heat (6:28.07) and will compete in Saturday’s medal race.
Men’s fours — Canada (Will Crothers, Kingston, Ont.; Kai Langerfeld, North Vancouver, B.C.; Conlin McCabe, Brockville, Ont.; and Tim Schrijver, Thedford, Ont.) was second in their semifinal (6:20.66) and advance to Friday’s medal run.
Men’s quad sculls — Canada (Julien Bahain, Sherbrooke, Que.; Will Dean, Kelowna, B.C.; Rob Gibson, Kingston, Ont.; Pascal Lussier, St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.) finished second in the B-final (6:13.55), finishing eighth overall for the event.
470 class — Graeme and Jacob Saunders, both Chester, N.S., were 22nd and 19th in Thursday’s races and are 24th overall in the competion after four races with a score of 87.
Finn class — Tom Ramshaw, Toronto, placed ninth and 16th, and stands 20th overall after six legs with 91.
Nakra 17 — Nikola Girke, West Vancouver, B.C., and Luke Ramsay, Vancouver, finished eighth, 10th, 16th and ninth in the day’s events, and are ranked 10th overall with 62.
Women’s 100 freestyle — Penny Oleksiak, Toronto, tied for the gold medal with an Olympic record time of 52.20 — becoming the first Canadian to win four medals in a single Summer Games (gold, silver and two bronzes).
Women’s 200 backstroke — Hilary Caldwell of White Rock, B.C., was second overall in qualifying (2:07.40), and advanced to Friday’s medal race after winning her semifinal heat (2:07.17); Dominique Bouchard, North Bay, Ont., was seventh in qualifying (2:08.87), and missed the final after tying for ninth overall in the semis (2:09.07).
Women’s 200 breaststroke — Kierra Smith, Kelowna, B.C., finished seventh in the final (2:23.19).
Women’s 800 freestyle — Brittany MacLean, Toronto, was 10th in qualifying (8:26.43), did not advance.
Men’s 50 freestyle — Santo Condorelli, Kenora, Ont., tied for seventh overall in qualifying (21.83), but did not earn a trip to the final after placing 12th in the semis (21.97); Yuri Kisil, Calgary, was 35th (22.50), did not advance.
Men’s 100 butterfly — Santo Condorelli had the 14th-best time in qualifying (51.99); failed to qualify for the medal race, finishing 12th-overall in the semifinals despite posting a Canadian-record time of 51.83.
Men’s doubles — Daniel Nestor, Toronto, and Vasek Pospisil, Vernon, B.C., lost their semifinal to Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez of Spain, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (4). They will play Americans Steve Johnson and Jack Sock — who is Pospisil’s partner on the ATP tour — for the bronze medal.
Men — Canada (1-2) lost their preliminary-round match to France, 3-0 (25-19. 25-16, 25-19).