The first full day of competition at the Rio Olympics gets underway today with a slew of events. Here’s a few sports to watch as Team Canada enters Day 1:
ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS: In the men’s qualification, subdivision 1, Scott Morgan ranked 14th in men’s vault, 18th in men’s floor exercise, and 27th in men’s rings.
BASKETBALL: Canada’s women’s basketball team defeated China 90-68. Brampton’s Tamara Tatham scored 20 points while London’s own Miranda Ayim scored 10.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Richmond Hill’s Josh Binstock and Samuel Schachter fell two sets to none to Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt of Brazil in men’s preliminary Pool A action.
CYCLING: In the men’s road race cycling final, Michael Woods finished 55th, overall in six hours, 30 minutes, five seconds, while Antoine Duchesne and Hugo Houle did not finish.
EQUESTRIAN: Kathryn Robinson and her horse Let It Bee ranked 21st with 49.40 points, while Jessica Phoenix of Cannington, Ont. and her horse A Little Romance ranked 25th with 52.00. In team dressage, Canada scored a result of 101.40.
FENCING: Leonora Mackinnon lost 15-8 in the round of 32 to Rossella Fiamingo of Italy in the Women’s Épée Individual.
FIELD HOCKEY: Canada took a 6-2 loss to Germany in men’s field hockey preliminary Pool B action. The team will play Argentina on Monday.
JUDO: Sergio Pessoa fell to Georgia’s Amiran Papinashvili in the men’s 60kg, round of 32
ROWING: Carling Zeeman won her heat of the women’s single sculls. She moves on to the quarter-finals on Tuesday. Canada finished last in the third heat of the men’s lightweight four, and last in the first heat of the men’s quadruple sculls.
RUGBY SEVENS: Team Canada’s women’s rugby sevens team clinched two victories. The team trounced Japan in women’s Pool C action, 45-0, and later beat host Brazil 38-0. The team is now 2-0.
SWIMMING: In the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay, Canada won bronze, Canada’s first medal of the games, behind Australia in first and the United States in second. Earlier in the day, Canada finished third in the second heat, finishing third overall behind Australia and the United States.
In women’s 400m individual medley, Emily Overholt finished fifth in the final with a time of 4:34.70. Earlier in the day, Overholt finished third in heat four, finishing eighth overall. Sydney Pickrem finished second in the third heat, 12th overall.
Toronto’s Penny Oleksiak finished third in the semi-finals of the women’s 100m butterfly with a time of 57.10 seconds. She moves on to Sunday night’s final. Earlier in the day, Oleksiak finished second in the sixth heat, finishing third overall. The 16-year-old finished her heat in a Canadian record and world junior record 56.73 seconds. Richmond B.C.’s Noemie Thomas, meantime, did not advance to the semis after finishing fifth in the fifth heat, 18th overall.
In men’s 400m freestyle, Victoria’s Ryan Cochrane failed to qualify for the finals after finishing fifth in the sixth heat, 11th overall. Cochrane won Olympic silver in the 1,500m freestyle in London in 2012 and finished ninth place in the 400.
In the men’s 100m breaststroke, Calgary’s Jason Block finished third in heat three, and 24th overall.
SOCCER: Canada clinched a 3-1 victory over Zimbabwe in preliminary Group F action. The 10th-ranked Team Canada is now 2-0 at the Olympics after blanking Australia 2-0 on Wednesday. Zimbabwe was playing in its first international tournament.
TABLE TENNIS: Zhang Mo beat the Czech Republic’s Hana Matelova in the first round of women’s singles. She moves on to round two at 8:15 p.m. ET. In men’s singles, Eugene Wang will advance to round 2 after defeating Jorge Campos of Cuba 4-2. Wang will take on Ahmet Li of Turkey Sunday at 10 a.m. ET.
TENNIS: Eugenie Bouchard made her Olympic debut Saturday when she took on American Sloane Stephens, ranked 22nd in the world, in the first round of women’s singles action. Bouchard won the match 6-3, 6-3 in one hour 12 minutes. Bouchard will advance to the second round of the tennis tournament. In men’s singles, Vasek Pospisil will face off against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France late Saturday in Match 31.
With files from Adam Frisk, Global News — Photo: Jessica Hill/AP