Rio 2016 Day 1: Results and fan reactions
Day 1 of the Rio2016 Olympic Games is filled with ups and downs. Fans and athletes have taken to social media to support #TeamCanada
Through the thick and thin, the fans are with Canada the whole way through. Updated as the day goes on, check out what fans and athletes have to say about the day.
Bronze for the women’s 4x100m freestyle
The women’s 4x100m freestyle with Taylor Ruck, Sandy Manville, Chantal Van Landeghem and Penny Oleksiak won bronze. Canada’s first medal of Rio2016 and the first medal in women’s swimming in 40 years.
Swimming – evening
Penny Oleksiak competed in the 100m butterfly semi-final. After swimming 57.10 and placed fifth overall, she has qualified for the finals.
Emily Overholt competed in the 400m IM final and finished 5th.
Tennis – Vasek Pospisil
Vase Pospisil lost to Gael Monfils.
Tennis – Eugenie Bouchard
Leonora Mackinnon competed in the individual epee event. Winning her first match 15-10, she moved forward to the next round and lost by 8-15.
Field hockey – CAN vs Germany
The men’s field hockey team has taken on Germany in the round robin tournament. Losing their first match 2-6, Canada looks ahead.
Rugby – CAN vs Brazil
The rugby girls took on Brazil for the second match of the day. They were victorious with a 38-0 win, ready to face Team GB tomorrow.
Football – CAN vs Zimbabwe
Canada played Zimbabwe in the round robin portion of the tournament. With two goals from Janine Beckie and one from captain Christine Sinclar, the women won the game 3-0 and will advance to the knockout round.
Basketball – CAN vs China
Canada put on a dominant display against China, winning 90-68. All twelve Canadians have scored in this game. All. Twelve.
Swimming – heats
Emily Overholt squeezed into the finals by placing 8th overall in the 400m IM. Tune into swimming tonight at 8PM local Rio time to watch the finals.
Ryan Cochrane was inched out of the 400m freestyle finals and did not qualify. He will be looking forward to the 1500m freestyle as his final competition of the games.
Penny Oleksiak broke her own Jr. record i the 100m butterfly and the women’s 4x100m freestyle team qualified for the finals tonight.
Rugby – CAN vs Japan
In their debut, the rugby team cleaned up against Japan winning their first match 45-0 and fans had a few things to say about that.
Gymnastics – men’s
Scott Morgan is the lone male gymnast competing. With the women’s team int he crowd and fans rallying behind him, he performed a fantastic morning.
Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter took on Brazil, reigning world champions during their first match of the tournament. Although the game resulted in a loss, Linstock and Schachter held their own tested Brazil. Fans united behind them in support.
Equestrian – dressage
Carling Zeeman battled the tough conditions and raced in her first heat this morning. After winning it by a landslide she will be advancing to the quarterfinals.
Julien Bahain, Will Dean, Pascal Lussier and Rob Gibson of Tthe men’s quadruple sculls were going strong until they hit a bad wave and lost grip. They’re onto the repechage where they will attempt to move forward in the Regatta.
Team Canada has united after the opening ceremony and fans are ready to throw their support behind their athletes.