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Rio 2016

Rio Olympics Day 11: Derek Drouin wins Olympic gold in men's high jump


LATEST NEWS

  • 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.


Women’s soccer

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.

Rhian Wilkinson (CAN) of Canada falls as she fights for the ball with Melanie Behringer (GER) of Germany.

Rhian Wilkinson (CAN) of Canada falls as she fights for the ball with Melanie Behringer (GER) of Germany.

Mariana Bazo/REUTERS

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.

Bahamas' Shaunae Miller dives across the finish line ahead of United States' Allyson Felix to win the gold medal in the 400 meter finals during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller dives across the finish line ahead of United States’ Allyson Felix to win the gold medal in the 400 meter finals during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.

Morry Gash/AP


Women’s basketball

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. Kia Nurse of Canada controls the ball past Angel Mccoughtry of United States during the women's basketball game on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Kia Nurse of Canada controls the ball past Angel Mccoughtry of United States during the women’s basketball game on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Christian Petersen/Getty Images


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



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With a report from the Canadian Press

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