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Rio 2016

Rio Olympics Day 12: Andre De Grasse advances to men's 200-metre final

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Track and Field

Andre De Grass e advanced to the men’s 200-metre final after setting a Canadian record in the semi-final at the Rio Olympics Wednesday night. The Canadian sprinter already has a bronze medal under his belt in the 100-metre, and he’ll be looking for another medal when he races in the final Thursday night.


In the women’s 800 metres qualifying rounds, Canada’s Melissa Bishop advanced to the semi-finals after winning her heat with a time of 1.58.38.


Caster Semenya, the controversial South African runner, finished sixth overall with a 1:59.31.


The Globe’s Stephanie Nolen writes that Semenya’s performances will be seized on as evidence by one side or the other in an intensifying debate about gender and sport, and who gets to define the boundaries.


Wrestling

Canada's Dori Yeats, right, wrestles Sweden's Anna Jenny Fransson in the women's freestyle 69kg bronze medal match at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Yeats was defeated by Fransson.

Canada’s Dori Yeats, right, wrestles Sweden’s Anna Jenny Fransson in the women’s freestyle 69kg bronze medal match at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Yeats was defeated by Fransson.

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Canada’s Dori Yeats lost her chance at a bronze medal in the women’s 69 kg freestyle wrestling after winning a repechage match earlier in the day. Sweden’s Jenny Fransson beat Yeats 3-1.


Men's soccer

Superstar Neymar led the host country to a 6-0 win over Honduras in the men's semi-finals. Brazil will play Germany on Friday for gold at 4:30pm.

Decathlon

Canadian Damian Warner is off to a good start in the Olympic decathlon.The native of London, Ont., ran an Olympic-best 10.30 seconds in the 100 metres, the first event in the 10-discipline competition. A silver medallist at the world championship, Warner beat his top rival, American and defending champion Ashton Eaton, who finished second in their heat in 10.46.

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Warner earned 1,023 points for the victory while Eaton, who is married to Canadian heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton, recorded 985.


Women's golf

Canada's Brooke Henderson shot a 1-under-par 71 in the opening round of the women's golf competition. The 18-year-old from Smiths Falls, Ont., was four shots behind leader Inbee Park of South Korea.


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