Canada's Penny Oleksiak prepares to compete in the women's 100m freestyle final during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games on July 30. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press Latest Olympic highlights OLYMPIC EVENTS FOR JULY 29 Swimming: Penny Oleksiak has placed fourth in women’s 100m freestyle. Oleksiak had the fifth fastest time of the 16 swimmers in Thursday’s two semi-finals for the 100m freestyle, swimming another season-best time of 52.86 seconds and finishing third in her race. Placing fourth she’s missed a chance at becoming Canada’s most-decorated Olympian ever. That feat was almost reached last night when Canada came in fourth at the women’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay along with Summer McIntosh, Kayla Sanchez, Rebecca Smith. Rowing: Canada’s women’s eight has secured its first gold medal since Barcelona 1992 at Tokyo’s Sea Forest Waterway beating out New Zealand and China to claim the top spot. Trampoline: Two-time gold medalist Rosie MacLennan has missed the podium in the women’s trampoline at the Tokyo Olympics. Rosie MacLennan made history five years ago in Rio to become the first Canadian athlete to successfully defend a title at the Olympics but the feat of the first time ever trampoline three-peat remains untouched. Still, she’s the first Canadian woman to win two gold medals in an individual event at the Summer Games. OFF THE FIELD Simone Biles & Sunisa Lee: Sunisa Lee, the youngest member of the U.S. gymnastics team grabbed gold in the women’s individual all-around gymnastics final after Simone Biles dropped out of the event over mental health concerns. Biles’ sponsors, including Athleta and Visa, are lauding Simone Biles’ decision to put her mental health first and withdraw from the gymnastics team competition during the Olympics. Lee won the all-around to secure the title for the U.S. for a fifth straight Olympic Games. COVID-19: U.S. pole vaulter Sam Kendricks has been ruled out of the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19. Tokyo has been seeing record COVID-19 numbers as the games unfold in Tokyo, with two more Olympic-related COVID-19 cases landing people in hospital. Booing during China’s nation anthem: Hong Kong police said on Thursday that they are launching an investigation into booing of China’s national anthem during a shopping mall broadcasting after the city’s first Olympic gold medal win in 25 years earlier this week. Get the Olympic highlights in your inbox every day with our newsletter, or follow @globeandmail on Twitter for breaking news. Here are yesterday ’s Olympic highlights in case you missed them.
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WHAT TIME IS IT IN TOKYO RIGHT NOW? More Olympic updates for July 29 Rowing: Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens – a duo of Olympic rowers from B.C. – have brought home Canada’s fifth bronze medal of the Tokyo Games in women’s pair. They finished with a time of 6:52:10, behind the gold medal team from New Zealand and the Russian silver medalists. Tonight, Canada’s Women’s Eight competes for a medal (9:05 p.m. ET). Beach volleyball: Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes remain undefeated after their first three games in Tokyo. The pair of medal contenders will move on to the knockout rounds which kick off on July 31. Track: Bishop-Nriagu, the world silver medalist and Canadian record-holder finished fourth in her heat of the women’s 800 metres and didn’t advance to the semi-finals. Golf: Canada’s Corey Conners and Mackenzie Hughes are tied at 2-under 69 after the first round of men’s golf at Tokyo Olympics. Judo: Canada’s Shady El-Nahas lost the bronze-medal judo match to Jorge Fonseca, finishing fifth overall. Volleyball: Canada has improved its chances of moving to the quarter-finals in men’s volleyball with a win over Venezuela. Canada won Friday’s match, taking all three sets to improve its record to 2-2 in preliminary rounds. The Olympic experience Nathan VanderKlippe spoke to bronze medalist Caileigh Filmer after her podium finish with teammate Hillary Janssens in women’s pair rowing. Filmer discussed “going internal” with Janssens to maximize their performance on the water. It’s not a bad analogy for a Games characterized by isolation. TOKYO OLYMPICS: THE DAY IN PHOTOS Caileigh Filmer of Canada and Hillary Janssens of Canada in action during the women's pair rowing final match at Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday July 29, 2021. LEAH MILLIS/Reuters 1 of 26 Canada's Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens react after their bronze medal win in the women's pair rowing final event during the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press 2 of 26 Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens of Team Canada show off their bronze medals on Thursday. The duo from British Columbia have brought home Canada’s fifth bronze medal of the Tokyo Games. They finished with a time of 6:52:10, behind the gold medal team from New Zealand and the Russian silver medallists. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press 3 of 26 Canada's Trevor Jones competes in the men's single sculls rowing semifinal event on Thursday at the Sea Forest Waterway in Tokyo. Jones finished sixth and will row in the B final race. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press 4 of 26 Canada's Penny Oleksiak carries her swim cap and goggles in her teeth after competing in the women's 100m freestyle semifinal event at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday July 29, 2019. With a time of 52.86, Oleksiak qualified for the women's 100m freestyle final happening on Friday. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press 5 of 26 Canada’s Kayla Sanchez, Summer McIntosh (centre) and Rebecca Smith react after Penny Oleksiak anchored the women's 4 x 200m freestyle relay final on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Tokyo Olympics . Despite setting a Canadian record with a time of seven minutes, 43.77 seconds, the foursome finished in fourth place. Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail 6 of 26 Yang Junxuan, Tang Muhan, Zhang Yufei and Li Bingjie of Team China react after winning gold and setting a world record in women's 4 x 200m freestyle relay on Thursday at the Tokyo Olympics. MARKO DJURICA/Reuters 7 of 26 Canada's Sarah Pavan reacts after winning the beach volleyball match against Switzerland.with partner Melissa Humana-Paredes on Thursday. Pavan and Humana-Paredes remain undefeated at the Tokyo Olympics as they head into the knockout stage. JOHN SIBLEY/Reuters 8 of 26 Laeticia Amihere of Canada (L) in action at the rim with Park Ji Su of South Korea during the women's basketball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday July 29, 2021.The Canadian team beat South Korea with a final score of 74-53. BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters 9 of 26 Summer McIntosh of Canada competes in the women's 800m freestyle heat on Thursday at Tokyo Aquatics Centre. STEFAN WERMUTH/Reuters 10 of 26 Shady El Nahas of Canada (L) competes in the men's under 100kg bronze medal judo match against Jorge Fonseca of Portugal on Thursday. El Nahas, a judoka from Toronto, ends his Olympic competition in fifth place. ANNEGRET HILSE/Reuters 11 of 26 Canada's Charity Williams (R) wrestles with Fiji's Alowesi Nakoci in their women's rugby sevens match at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. Fiji was dominate against the Canadian squad. The Canadians wrap up their group play schedule against France on Friday morning. Shuji Kajiyama/The Associated Press 12 of 26 Eleanor Harvey of Canada Foil team competes in women's fencing against Yuka Ueno of Japan on Thursday July 29, 2021. MAXIM SHEMETOV/Reuters 13 of 26 Brooklyn Moors of Canada on the vault during the artistic gymnastics women's all-around final on Thursday July 29, 2021 at the Tokyo Olympic Games. ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/Reuters 14 of 26 Simone Biles of the United States watches the artistic gymnastics women's all-around finals from the stands. MIKE BLAKE/Reuters 15 of 26 Sunisa Lee, of the United States, performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's all-around final on Thursday. Lee won the gold medal while Brazil's Rebeca Andrade took silver and Angelina Melnikova, a veteran of the team from Russia, took bronze. Natacha Pisarenko/The Associated Press 16 of 26 Sunisa Lee of the United States reacts after winning gold in the artistic gymnastics women's all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday July 29, 2021. PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/Reuters 17 of 26 From left, United States' gymnasts Grace McCallum, Jordan Chiles, Simone Biles and MyKayla Skinner applaud after teammate Sunisa Lee won the gold medal for the artistic gymnastics women's all-around final at the Tokyo Olympics. Ashley Landis/The Associated Press 18 of 26 Bronze medalist Alessandra Perilli, of San Marino, wipes her eyes after winning the bronze medal in women's trap shooting on Thursday. Perilli hit 29 of 40 targets to finish third in the six-woman final. This is the first ever Olympic medal for San Marino, which has competed in 24 Olympic games. Alex Brandon/The Associated Press 19 of 26 Tom Ramshaw of Canada reacts after competing in the Finn men race at the Enoshima harbour during the Tokyo Olympics. CARLOS BARRIA/Reuters 20 of 26 Canadian golfer Mackenzie Hughes, from Dundas, Ont. attempts a putt on the 11th hole during the first day of competition on Thursday at the Tokyo Olympics. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press 21 of 26 Brandie Wilkerson defends a hit from Brazil in beach volleyball her partner Heather Bansley looks on at Shiokaze Park on Thursday night at the Tokyo Olympics. Canada lost 2-0. Melissa Tait/The Globe and Mail 22 of 26 Heather Bansley, of Canada, dives for the ball during a women's beach volleyball match against Brazil at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Felipe Dana/The Associated Press 23 of 26 Jessica Fox of Australia competes in the women's C1 of the canoe slalom at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Kirsty Wigglesworth/The Associated Press 24 of 26 Australia's Jessica Fox reacts after wining the first Olympics women's canoe slalom gold on Thursday. The women’s canoe slalom is one of 18 new events introduced at the Tokyo Olympics this year in a push for gender equity. YARA NARDI/Reuters 25 of 26 From left, Exequiel Torres of Argentina, James Palmer of Canada, Renato Rezende of Brazil, Twan van Gendt of the Netherlands and Niek Kimmann of the Netherlands in action during the men's individual BMX racing quarterfinal at Ariake Urban Sports Park in Tokyo, Japan. MATTHEW CHILDS/Reuters 26 of 26 From The Globe’s Olympic Team
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our reporters’ notebook from Tokyo. Tokyo Olympic events to watch tomorrow, July 30 Diving: Pamela Ware and Jennifer Abel compete in the 3m springboard (2 a.m. ET) Soccer: Canada’s women’s soccer team takes on Brazil in the quarter final (4 a.m. ET) Athletics: Mohammed Ahmed will race in the men’s 10,000 m final (7:30 a.m. ET) Swimming: Friday morning the heats for the men’s and women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay begin (7:48 a.m. ET) with teams from Canada in both. Friday night, Kylie Masse hopes to race in the finals for women’s 200-metre backstroke. (9:37 p.m. ET). Check the full Olympic schedule for the latest event times and competitors. The Tokyo Olympics: Essential reads What athletes and teams should Canadians look out for? Consult our guide . Penny Oleksiak bears the hopes of a nation in Tokyo – and that’s just fine with her. Rachel Brady spoke with the now six-time medal winner before the Games began How did Canada’s swimmers use data to get stronger? Grant Robertson and Timothy Moore explain.