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Rio 2016

What you missed on Day 4 of the Rio Olympics


Roseline Filion (CAN) and Meaghan Benfeito (CAN) of Canada celebrate with their bronze medals.

Roseline Filion (CAN) and Meaghan Benfeito (CAN) of Canada celebrate with their bronze medals.

Pilar Olivares/REUTERS

LATEST NEWS




WHAT HAPPENED ON TUESDAY



Diving

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.

Canadian divers Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion compete in the women's 10 meter synchronized 10m platform final at Rio Olympics August 9, 2016.

Canadian divers Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion compete in the women’s 10 meter synchronized 10m platform final at Rio Olympics August 9, 2016.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

Over the weekend the other half of the Fab Four, Pamela Ware and Jennifer Abel, narrowly missed out on the bronze medal.

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Swimming

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.

USA's Michael Phelps celebrates after he won the Men's 200m Butterfly Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016.

USA’s Michael Phelps celebrates after he won the Men’s 200m Butterfly Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016.

ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Soccer

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.

Canada's Melissa Tancredi celebrates after scoring during a Group F match of the women's Olympic football tournament between Germany and Canada at the National Stadium, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Canada’s Melissa Tancredi celebrates after scoring during a Group F match of the women’s Olympic football tournament between Germany and Canada at the National Stadium, in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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.

Tennis

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.

Serena Williams, of the United States, throws up her arms as she faces the scoreboard while trailing Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, during the second set at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

Serena Williams, of the United States, throws up her arms as she faces the scoreboard while trailing Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, during the second set at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

Charles Krupa/AP Photo

Judo

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.

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Beach Volleyball

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.

Volleyball

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



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.

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