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Olympic viewing handbook: Penny Oleksiak could make history

Olympic viewing handbook: Penny Oleksiak could make history

Right here is what to hunt Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, including Oleksiak’s try to dwelling a Canadian Olympic file and other medal chances in swimming and rowing.

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Penny Oleksiak, 21, can tie the all-time Canadian Olympic file tonight by worthwhile her sixth medal. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

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Canada doubled its medal rely on Day 4. Swimmer Kylie Masse kicked issues off with a silver in the 100-metre backstroke final evening sooner than the women’s softball team won its bronze game, Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard grabbed Canada’s 2nd judo bronze in as many days and weightlifter Maude Charron set an exclamation level on the day by snatching Canada’s 2nd gold medal of the Video games. Girls absorb won all eight of Canada’s medals to this level.

That pattern could continue on Day 5, starting with one in all Canada’s most cherished Olympians making an try to make history in the pool.

Right here is your on every day basis viewing handbook specializing in Canada’s simplest medal hopes, plus some hard files provocative two of the Video games’ most attention-grabbing global stars, Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka.

Penny Oleksiak could make history tonight

She accurate turned 21 final month, nonetheless Oleksiak already owns a a part of the Canadian file for many medals won in the Summer Olympics. After racking up four as a 16-year-outdated in Rio, Oleksiak captured her fifth medal on Saturday evening when she swam a blistering anchor leg to give the Canadian women’s 4×100-metre freestyle relay team a silver. Rowing coxswain Lesley Thompson-Willie (1984-2012) and runner Phil Edwards (1928-36) are the handiest other Canadians to take five medals on the Summer Video games.

If Oleksiak reaches the rostrum in the women’s 200m freestyle tonight, she’ll switch into a tie with Cindy Klassen (hobble skating) and Clara Hughes (hobble skating and biking) for the most medals by a Canadian in both the Summer or Winter Olympics (or, in Hughes’s case, both). If she doesn’t, Oleksiak will absorb one more likelihood in the 100m freestyle (the match she won gold in at Rio 2016) and the 4×200 free (she helped Canada to bronze in Rio). The heats for those occasions are on Wednesday morning.

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So, what are Oleksiak’s chances tonight in the 200 free? She seemed sizable in the heats, placing 2nd overall to American Katie Ledecky, nonetheless not so sizable in final evening’s semifinals, finishing sixth as Australia’s Ariarne Titmus posted the most attention-grabbing time. The final is shaping up as one more duel between Titmus and Ledecky, with the Aussie a clear common to take her 2nd gold of the Video games after edging Ledecky in the 400 freestyle. Also, right here just shouldn’t be Oleksiak’s simplest match. She done 2nd on the Canadian trials to 14-year-outdated Summer McIntosh, who did not make it out of the semis final evening.

However previous Titmus, the rostrum could be extra up for grabs than it appears. Ledecky has to compete in the 1,500m final a runt over an hour later. That’s her signature match, and right here is the principle time women absorb been allowed to swim it in the Olympics. Even supposing she’s nearly absolutely going to take gold, it be vital to ponder she’ll seize a runt support for that historical bustle, which is the longest distance in swimming. The women’s 200m freestyle final goes at 9: 41 p.m. ET.

Canada has one more shot at a swimming medal at 10: 45 p.m. ET when Sydney Pickrem competes in the final of the women’s 200m particular individual medley. She took bronze in this match on the most most modern world championships, in 2019, and the Olympic discipline appears to be like somewhat balanced.

All of tonight’s swimming races — including five finals — will be broadcast dwell to say the tale the CBC TV community starting at 9: 30 p.m. ET. You could moreover moreover movement all of them dwell to say the tale CBC Gem, the CBC Olympics app and CBC Sports’ Tokyo 2020 net plot.

WATCH | Kylie Masse makes magic in the water:  

A musical montage that contains Kylie Masse of LaSalle, Ont., dwelling to “Ode To Mother” by Hannah Georgas. 0: 57

A quantity of Canadian medal chances on Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning

There is doubtlessly handiest one:


A tropical storm introduced on two days’ price of races to be postponed, nonetheless rowers return to the water tonight at 7: 10 p.m. ET. The major of six medal races goes at 8: 18 p.m. ET, and there might possibly be a Canadian boat in it. The women’s double sculls duo of Jessica Sevick and Gabrielle Smith just shouldn’t be favoured to take a medal, nonetheless they’ve got a shot. Smith done fourth with a special partner on the most most modern world championships, in 2019.

Canada’s top contenders for a rowing medal in Tokyo are Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens, who took bronze in the women’s pair match on the 2019 worlds. They compete of their semifinals tonight at 11: 20 p.m. ET.

A quantity of Canadians in vital races tonight: Patrick Keane and Maxwell Lattimer in the boys’s lightweight double sculls semifinals at 10: 10 p.m. ET, Jill Moffatt and Jennifer Casson in the women’s lightweight double sculls semis at 10: 50 p.m. ET, Kai Langerfeld and Conlin McCabe in the boys’s pair semis at 11: 10 p.m. ET, and the women’s eight in a repechage at 11: 40 p.m. ET.

Another attention-grabbing stuff you ought to nonetheless learn about

Simone Biles took herself out of the women’s team final. The most attention-grabbing gymnast of all time made the shocking resolution after performing an uncharacteristically venerable vault in the principle rotation of at present’s match. The preliminary speculation turned into as soon as that she’d suffered an hurt, nonetheless Biles later confirmed it needed to attain with her psychological wisely being. She admitted to “2nd-guessing” herself, which squares with what we noticed in her tentative vault try, and acknowledged she thought it could be higher to let her U.S. teammates accept over for her. The defending champs ended up finishing 2nd, on the support of whatever we’re calling Russia. Biles’s plot for the actual individual competitions, which originate with the all-around final on Thursday morning, is unclear. She acknowledged she’d “accept it a day at a time.” Biles is the principle girl since 1992 to qualify for all six particular individual occasions at an Olympic Video games. In 2016, she won three solo gold medals (in the all-around, vault and floor declare) and a bronze in the balance beam after helping the U.S. to the team title. She took gold in all five of those occasions on the most most modern world championships, in 2019. Read extra about her pulling out of the team match, which turned into as soon as the most attention-grabbing story of the Video games at present, right here.

Naomi Osaka is out of the women’s tennis match. The Eastern megastar has endured her hold psychological/emotional struggles of tiring. She walked away from the French Start in tiring Could moreover amid a dispute with organizers over her refusal to attain press conferences, announcing she wished a break for her psychological wisely being. Osaka then skipped Wimbledon sooner than making what gave the influence love a triumphant return in Tokyo, the effect she turned into as soon as chosen to gentle the Olympic flame sooner or later week’s opening ceremony. However after beating overmatched opponents in the principle two rounds, the world No. 2 turned into as soon as eradicated in straight sets at present by 42nd-ranked Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic. Read extra about Osaka’s disappointing exit right here.

The Canadian women’s soccer team will face Brazil in the quarter-finals. Nowadays’s 1-1 draw vs. Enormous Britain of their physique of workers-stage finale gave Canada 2nd plot in the physique of workers, on the support of the Brits. With Canada all nonetheless assured of advancing to the knockout stage sooner than the match kicked off, coach Bev Priestman elected to relaxation 38-year-outdated captain Christine Sinclair. Underrated fullback Ashley Lawrence shined in Sinclair’s absence, constructing Adriana Leon’s goal with a blazing plod down the wing and moreover doing a runt sizable work defensively. Read soccer analyst John Molinaro’s beefy breakdown of at present’s match and his case for why Lawrence could be Canada’s simplest participant factual now right here. On the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Canada upset the host team 2-1 to take its 2nd consecutive Olympic bronze medal. The rematch vs. Brazil is Friday at 4 a.m. ET. The winner faces both the tip-ranked United States or the Netherlands in the semifinals.

Baseball begins tonight — and likewise you could endure in thoughts just some of the fellows in it. Canada did not qualify for the tournament, nonetheless ragged Toronto Blue Jays fan common Jose Bautista is on the Dominican Republic’s roster, which moreover involves ex-Jays Melky Cabrera and Emilio Bonifacio. A few different names baseball followers might possibly well moreover opt from their major-league days: Ian Kinsler (Israel), Masahiro Tanaka (Japan) and Adrian Gonzalez (Mexico). The U.S. team involves Scott Kazmir, Todd Frazier and Eddy Alvarez, who played for the Marlins final year after worthwhile a silver in transient tune hobble skating on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Read extra referring to the memorable avid gamers in the Tokyo tournament right here.

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Canadian divers Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay came painfully conclude — literally — to growing it a five-medal day for Canada. They uncared for the rostrum by accurate half some extent in the women’s 10m synchronized match and revealed later that McKay had competed on a badly injured foot. She tore ligaments at some stage in practicing three weeks ago, and scientific doctors acknowledged she wished eight to 10 weeks to enhance. However McKay simply refused to leave out her first Olympic appearance. In the athletes’ village, she pushed herself around on a scooter to accept weight off the foot, and he or she fought by be troubled on all five dives final evening. When it turned into as soon as over, Benfeito carried her wounded teammate out of their press conference. Read Devin Heroux’s anecdote of McKay’s in actual fact gritty efficiency right here

Uncover how to hunt dwell occasions

They’re being broadcast on TV on CBC, TSN and Sportsnet. Or seize exactly what you have to seek by dwell streaming on CBC Gem, the CBC Olympics app and CBC Sports’ Tokyo 2020 net plot. Test out the beefy streaming schedule right here.

Olympic viewing handbook: Penny Oleksiak could make history