Canada will have shots at medals Monday and athletes will try and continue to keep up their strong showing in team sports.
Eight sports will be awarding 14 gold medals today at the Rio Olympics in events ranging from artistic gymnastics to diving, fencing, judo, rugby sevens, shooting, swimming and weightlifting.
A 16-year-old Toronto swimmer is now sporting a second medal in her rookie Olympics. Penny Oleksiak won silver in the 100-metre butterfly, and broke a Canadian record while doing it. She’d already won a bronze medal the night before in anchoring our 4×100-metre relay team.
Here are some events to watch on Day 3 of Rio 2016.
ROWING: After Sunday’s events were cancelled due to high winds, Canada will be back in the water looking for medal opportunities at Lagoa Stadium in the Copacabana zone. (7:30 a.m. ET)
MEN’S FIELD HOCKEY: After failing to qualify for the London Olympics, Team Canada made it to the finals at the Pan Am Games where they lost to Argentina. The two teams face off in a rematch today. (11:30 a.m. ET)
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Canada takes on Serbia in their second game of group play. (1:15 p.m. ET)
WOMEN’S RUGBY: Canada will be playing for a medal Monday. The team will play two games back to back, first for a bronze medal and then if they win, for gold. They beat France 15-5 in quarter-final action. Canada will face number-one Australia in the semifinal.
SWIMMING: There will be three finals in the pool including the women’s 100m breaststroke. Rachel Nicol of Lethbridge, Alberta and Kylie Masse of Windsor, Ontario will race.
BEACH VOLLYBALL: After losing a tough battle with the world champions, Brazil, Josh Binstock and Sam Schachter, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, will resume pool play against Italy. (8:00 p.m. ET)
With files from Peder Myhr, Global News.
Photo by Frank Gunn.