Rio Olympics Day 11: Derek Drouin wins Olympic gold in men's high jump
- Canada’s Derek Drouin wins Olympic gold in the men’s high jump final
- Canada loses to Germany 2-0 in women’s soccer semi-final, to play host Brazil for bronze.
- American Simone Biles wins floor exercise for record-tying fourth Olympic gold medal
- Andre De Grasse is on to the semi-finals of the men’s 200 metre race after winning his heat and posting the top time in the qualifiers.
- Shawn Barber, the gold medal favourite heading into the Games, was eliminated early from the pole vault event, Grant Robertson writes.
- Canada’s men’s volleyball team beat Italy 3-1 on Monday to advance to the quarterfinals.
WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY (ALL TIMES EST)
Track and field
Canada’s Derek Drouin has his eyes set on a medal in the men’s high jump. Drouin won bronze four years ago, and he took the world championship title in 2015. Competition begins at 7:30 p.m.
In other Canadian track news, Andre De Grasse won his heat with the top time of 20.09 to qualify for the semi-finals of the men’s 200-metre race, which begin Wednesday at 9 p.m. De Grasse, who was in the 10th heat today, finished first in last year in the 200 metres at both the NCAA championships and the Pan Am Games.
Canada fell to Germany 2-0 in the women’s soccer semi-final. It was a rematch of a preliminary round game in which Canada upset the world’s No. 2 ranked team, Canada’s first win against Germany in history. Canada was the underdog, and ended up conceding goals in the first and second half on its way to the loss. They play for bronze on Friday at noon against Brazil. Germany will face Sweden for the gold medal.
Shaunae Miller’s big leap
People today were still talking about the Bahamian runner’s now-famous dive across the finish line in her 400-metre race last night in which she won gold. Here are the key visuals from the moment, and an explanation about why her dive was allowed.
Team Canada missed out on its chance for a medal in women's basketball after falling 68-63 to France in the quarter-finals at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.France is ranked No. 4 in the world by FIBA, while Canada is ninth.
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WHAT'S ON TOMORROW
- Women’s golf, first round (6:30 a.m.)
- Men’s volleyball, quarter-finals (9 a.m - 9:15 p.m.)
- Men’s basketball, quarter-finals (10 a.m. - 9:15 p.m.)
- Beach volleyball, women’s final (11 p.m.)
- Men’s soccer, semifinals (12 p.m. - 3 p.m.)
- Track and Field, men’s 200 m semi-final (9 p.m.)
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- Day 1: Canada wins its first medal of the Rio Games
- Day 2: Canada wins a silver in women’s butterfly
- Day 3: Women’s rugby sevens earns bronze for Canada
- Day 4: Canada takes bronze in 10m synchro dive
- Day 5: Canada picks up sixth medal in women’s freestyle relay
- Day 6: Oleksiak wins Canada’s first gold medal of Rio 2016
- Day 7: Canada’s Rosie MacLennan takes home gold in trampoline
- Day 8: Theisen-Eaton wins bronze in heptathlon, De Grasse wins heat
- Day 9: Bolt wins gold, De Grasse takes bronze in the 100 metres final
- Day 10: Canadian Shawn Barber eliminated from pole vault in early exit
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With a report from the Canadian Press