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Rio 2016

What you missed on Day 5 of the Rio Olympics

Team Canada Katerine Savard (CAN) of Canada, Taylor Ruck (CAN) of Canada, Brittany MacLean (CAN) of Canada and Penelope Oleksiak (CAN) of Canada pose with their medals.

Team Canada Katerine Savard (CAN) of Canada, Taylor Ruck (CAN) of Canada, Brittany MacLean (CAN) of Canada and Penelope Oleksiak (CAN) of Canada pose with their medals.

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LATEST NEWS

  • Canada’s swimmers brought home hardware again, as the team of Taylor Ruck, Brittany MacLean, Penny Oleksiak and Katerine Savard won the bronze medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay Wednesday night.
  • Santo Condorelli’s fastest personal time was not quite fast enough for a medal, as he finished just off the podium in the men’s 100m freestyle relay, writes Grant Robertson.
  • Brazilian fan culture has been bringing a lot of unique chants, cheering, but a lot of booing to the Rio Olympics, Stephanie Nolen reports.
  • The Canadian women’s basketball team is 3-0 for the first time in Olympic history after a 68-59 victory against Senegal Wednesday.
  • After plenty of sexist media attention and talk about body image, it’s important to acknowledge the astonishing bodies Olympians have regardless of sport, Cathal Kelly writes.




WHAT TO WATCH TODAY


Basketball

For the first time in Olympic history, the Canadian women's basketball team is 3-0 in preliminary play after defeating Senegal 68-59 on Wednesday. The team was riding high after a comeback victory over Serbia on Monday. They have remaining preliminary games against the United States and Spain before the quarter-finals begin next weekend.

Canada forward Tamara Tatham drives on Senegal forward Mame Marie Sy during the first half of a women's basketball game at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016.

Canada forward Tamara Tatham drives on Senegal forward Mame Marie Sy during the first half of a women’s basketball game at the Youth Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016.

Carlos Osorio/AP Photo

On the men's side, the powerhouse United States just got passed Australia in a 98-88 grudge match.

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Swimming

All-time Canadian Swimming medals

Canada has won 43 medals in swimming events. Select a medal for more details.

Data: Sports-reference.com

Canada's women's swimmers have delivered medals at a daily pace so far at the Rio Games and continued with another Wednesday evening. Canada took home the bronze medal in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay, anchored by multi-medallist Penny Oleksiak.

Canada's Taylor Ruck, left to right, Brittany MacLean, Katerine Savard and Penny Oleksiak take bronze in the women's 4 x 200m freestyle relay during the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016.

Canada’s Taylor Ruck, left to right, Brittany MacLean, Katerine Savard and Penny Oleksiak take bronze in the women’s 4 x 200m freestyle relay during the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Oleksiak also advanced to the 100-metre freestyle final, posting a Canadian record time. The final will take place Thursday evening.

On the men's side Santo Condorelli's fastest swim ever was not quite fast enough for a medal, finishing fourth in the 100m freestyle final.

Tennis

In men's doubles, Canadians Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil have made it to the semifinals where they will face off against Spain's Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez. The 43-year-old Nestor won Canada's only medal in tennis 16 years ago in Sydney, a gold in the same event.

The game will go Thursday afternoon around 1 p.m., after there were delays throughout Wednesday due to rain.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING THURSDAY


  • Men’s golf (6:30 a.m.)
  • Men’s volleyball, Canada vs. France (4 p.m.)
  • Swimming, Men’s 50m freestyle semis, women’s 200m breast stroke final, men’s 200m backstroke final, women’s 200m back stroke semis, men’s 200m IM final, women’s 100m freestyle final, men’s 100m butterfly semis (9 p.m.)

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT



MORE FROM THE GLOBE


  • There is no ‘right’ Olympic body, and that’s the point, writes Cathal Kelly.
  • There used to be an unwritten rule that Olympians would never call each other out over suspicions of doping, fearing they would instead be branded a sore loser. But that’s blown out of the water, Grant Robertson reports.
  • Brazilian fan culture has been bringing a lot of unique chants, cheering, but a lot of booing to the Rio Olympics, Stephanie Nolen reports.

FOLLOW THE GLOBE IN RIO


With files from Canadian Press

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Marianne Limpert won the 200-metre individual medley at the 1996 Olympic Games. In fact, she won the silver medal. The earlier version also had a photo in which the names of Canada’s 4x100 freestyle relay medal-winning team out of order. This version has been updated.
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