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Rio 2016

What you missed on Day 6 of the Rio Olympics

Penny Oleksiak after she won gold in Women's 100m Freestyle Final at Olympic Aquatics Stadium during Rio Olympics August 11, 2016.

Penny Oleksiak after she won gold in Women’s 100m Freestyle Final at Olympic Aquatics Stadium during Rio Olympics August 11, 2016.

(John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

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WHAT'S HAPPENING TODAY (ALL TIMES ET)

Swimming

Penny Oleksiak with family members after she won gold in Women's 100m Freestyle Final at Olympic Aquatics Stadium during Rio Olympics August 11, 2016.

Penny Oleksiak with family members after she won gold in Women’s 100m Freestyle Final at Olympic Aquatics Stadium during Rio Olympics August 11, 2016.

(John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Penny Oleksiak carved a golden place in Canadian sporting history, winning her fourth swimming medal at the Rio Summer Olympics - the most medals claimed by a Canadian athlete at one Summer Games. Oleksiak, a 16-year-old Canadian swimmer, has been making headlines after capturing three other medals in the first week, including anchoring Canada to their sixth medal Wednesday evening in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

Golf

All-time Canadian Golf medals

Canada has won one medal in golf events. Select a medal for more details.

Data: Sports-reference.com

Canada's Graeme DeLaet and David Hearn begin Canada's defense of the gold medal, which was won by Canadian George Lyon in 1904, the last time golf was included in the Olympics. Play began at 6:30 a.m., with DeLaet firing a five-under 66 as a member of the first group off the tee.

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History was made in the opening round, as Justin Rose of Great Britain fired a hole in one on the fourth hole.

Notably absent from the men's competition are some of the game's biggest names, including Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. A word to the wise among those who are competing: watch for capybaras. The world's largest rodents have been spotted on the Olympic course.

Sergio Garcia of Spain and Bernd Wiesberger of Austria take photos of a capybara on the 5th hole during a practice at the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016.

Sergio Garcia of Spain and Bernd Wiesberger of Austria take photos of a capybara on the 5th hole during a practice at the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro on August 9, 2016.

Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Boxing

Canadian boxer Arthur Biyarslanov won a unanimous decision against Obada Alkasbeh of Jordan in men's 64-kilogram boxing in a morning bout.

The 21-year-old known as the "Chechen Wolf" won gold at the 2015 Pan Am Games with an upset of Olympic medallist Yasniel Toledo. Canada hasn't won a boxing medal since heavyweight David Defiagbon claimed silver in 1996.

Canadian Olympic Boxing team members Arthur Biyarslanov (64 kg) and Ariane Fortin (75kg) pose for photos after being introduced to the media, in Montreal on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Canada is sending only three boxers to the 2016 Olympics, but Arthur Byarslanov, Mandy Bujold and Ariane Fortin are all medal contenders.

Canadian Olympic Boxing team members Arthur Biyarslanov (64 kg) and Ariane Fortin (75kg) pose for photos after being introduced to the media, in Montreal on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Canada is sending only three boxers to the 2016 Olympics, but Arthur Byarslanov, Mandy Bujold and Ariane Fortin are all medal contenders.

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Beach volleyball

Canadian Heather Bansley in action during her preliminary beach volleyball match against team Swiss at Rio Olympics August 10, 2016.

Canadian Heather Bansley in action during her preliminary beach volleyball match against team Swiss at Rio Olympics August 10, 2016.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

There were plenty of Canadian contenders in action Thursday, with three of Canada's four teams in action. This afternoon, Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas defeated a duo from Egypt in straight sets 21-12, 21-16. Later, the women's duo of Heather Bansley and Sarah Pavan defeated Germany. Ben Saxton and Chaim Chalk, who upset Brazil on Tuesday, lost to Cuba on the men's side in their morning match to fall to 1-2 in the tournament. They won their Lucky Loser contest against Poland in straight sets, and both teams move on to the Round of 16.

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Meanwhile, The Globe's Gary Mason gets to the heart of why beach volleyball is so different from its indoor cousin, and why the host country dominates the outdoor game.

Tennis

Canada's Vasek Pospisil and Daniel Nestor lost their semi-final match to Spain,represented by Marc Lopez Rafael Nadal, by a score of 2-0.

Canada's Vasek Pospisil, left, and teammate Daniel Nestor returns to Spain's Marc Lopez and Rafael Nadal in men's doubles tennis semifinal action at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.

Canada’s Vasek Pospisil, left, and teammate Daniel Nestor returns to Spain’s Marc Lopez and Rafael Nadal in men’s doubles tennis semifinal action at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.

Ryan Remiorz/THE CANADIAN PRESS

In their other semi, it's the United States, represented by Jack Sock and Steve Johnson, going up against Romania's Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau.

Rowing

Three Canadian boats are through to rowing finals after a set of races on Thursday morning.

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All-time Canadian Rowing medals

Canada has won 40 medals in rowing events. Select a medal for more details.

Data: Sports-reference.com

Medal hopefuls Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee of Victoria placed second in their semifinal in the women's lightweight double sculls, and will race in the final on Friday at 10 a.m.

That race will be immediately followed by the men's four final, featuring the Canadian team of Will Crothers, Kai Langerfeld, Conlin McCabe and Tim Schrijver. The Canadians qualified with a second-place finish in their semifinal.

Canada also qualified for the final in the women's eight event, and will race for a medal on Saturday.

Field hockey

Canada's men's team continued its losing skid, dropping a match to Ireland 4-2.


WHAT’S HAPPENING FRIDAY?


  • Golf, men’s second round (6:30 a.m.)
  • Rowing, women’s lightweight double sculls final (10 a.m.)
  • Rowing, men’s four final (10:24 a.m.)
  • Trampoline, women’s final (1 p.m.)
  • Women’s basketball, Canada vs. USA (2: 30 p.m.)
  • Soccer, women’s quarter-final (3 p.m.)
  • Swimming, Women’s 200m back stroke final, men’s 100m butterfly final,women’s 800m freestyle final, men’s 50m freestyle final,women’s 50m freestyle semi-final

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