What you missed on Day 4 of the Rio Olympics
- Canadian swimming duo Roseline Filion and Meghan Benfeito claimed bronze in the women’s 10m platform diving Tuesday.
- Women’s soccer snapped a 22-year losing streak against Germany, defeating the second-ranked team 2-1 to finish atop their group.
- Netherlands defeated Canada 7-0 in field hockey action, the first time the Canadians had been shut out. They are still without a victory in Rio.
- Canadian beach volleyball duo Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk were pushed to the limit in their upset win over hosts Brazil on Tuesday.
- Michael Phelps captured his 20th and 21st Olympic gold medals when he won the 200m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle relay in what could be his last Olympic ride.
WHAT HAPPENED ON TUESDAY
Roseline Filion and Meagan Benfeito, the second half of Canada's so-called "Fab Four," won bronze in the women's 10m synchronized diving Tuesday afternoon. They're best friends, diving partners and the most in-sync sports duo in Canada for a decade. Coming in with the attitude, "expect the unexpected," the Canadian duo dove into green water and focused on their performance.
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Over the weekend the other half of the Fab Four, Pamela Ware and Jennifer Abel, narrowly missed out on the bronze medal.
Canadian Sydney Pickrem finished sixth in the women's 200m individual medley Tuesday night. She began the race in eighth before moving up, but couldn't catch Hungary's Katrinka Hosszu, who took home the gold.
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American Michael Phelps continued his reign in the pool, capturing his 20th and 21st Olympic gold medals in the 200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle relay, respectively, Tuesday night. The win in the 200-metre butterfly avenged his 2012 stinging defeat to South African swimmer Chad Le Clos.
The Canadian women had a historic victory Tuesday afternoon when they defeated Germany 2-1, finishing the preliminary round at the top of their group. They will play the runner up of Group G on Friday. Canada has defeated Australia and Zimbabwe in the preliminary round thus far.
Host Brazil, meanwhile, led by perhaps the world's best player, Marta, faced South Africa Tuesday evening and finished with a 0-0 draw. Women in Brazilian sports are finally getting their due respect, Stephanie Nolen writes.
The world No. 1, Serena Williams, was upset in straight sets in the third round of the women's tennis tournament. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine took down the London 2012 gold medal winner 6-4, 6-3, to advance to the quarter finals.
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Medal hopeful Antoine Valois-Fortier lost in the repechage in the men's 81 kg after dropping his quarter-final match to Russian Khasan Khalmurzaev. Valois-Fortier, 26, lost to Japan's Takanori Nagase.
The Canadian duo of Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk won a thriller against Brazil's Pedro Solberg and Evandro Goncalves Oliveira Junior, taking the three-set match 2-1. Canada edged Brazil 16-14 in the third set to complete the upset in the preliminary round.
On the women's side, Canada's Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas lost to Germany 21-17, 21-11. Canada's Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley defeated the duo from Switzerland Tuesday night in straight sets, 21-18, 21-18.
Canada's men's volleyball team made a splash in their return to Olympic competition with a 3-0 win over the United States, but dropped their next game 3-1 against the top-ranked Brazil in front of a raucous home crowd. Canada is participating in men's volleyball for the first time since the 1992 Barcelona Games.
WHAT’S HAPPENING WEDNESDAY
- Rowing finals, women’s quad sculls; men’s four semis (7:30 a.m.)
- Cycling time trial (8:30 a.m.)
- Tennis, singles and doubles; quarters and semis (11:45 a.m.)
- Men’s synchro 3-metre diving final (2 p.m.)
- Women’s basketball vs. Senegal (4:45)
- Swimming, Men’s 100m freestyle semis, women’s 200m freestyle final, men’s 200m butterfly final, women’s 200m butterfly semis, men’s 200m breast stroke semis, women’s 200m IM final, men’s 800m freestyle relay final (9 p.m.)
WHAT YOU'VE MISSED
- 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
More from The Globe
- Roseline Filion and Meghan Benfeito are best friends, diving partners and they’ve captured Canada their fifth medal of Rio 2016 - even if it was in green water, writes Ingrid Peritz.
- Michael Phelps will retire again after this Olympics. And this one final write is a parting gift to us all, Cathal Kelly says.
- Long before she won two medals, Penny Oleksiak was a nine-year-old who couldn’t make a swimming team, Grant Robertson reports.
- Brazil won its first gold at the Rio Olympics on Monday, and it was a medal that came loaded with symbolism, Stephanie Nolen writes.
- Too old for the Olympics? Not for 56-year-old Canadian Lesley Thompson-Willie, Ingrid Peritz writes.