Canadian women continue to shine at the Rio Olympics.
For the fourth day in a row a Canadian won a record, and for the fourth day in a row it was a woman.
Quebec divers Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion claimed a bronze medal in the synchronized 10-metre platform.
Canada now sits in 11th place in the medal standings with one silver and four bronze. The United States leads the pack with 26 medals, including 9 gold. China sits in second place with 17 medals.
Canada’s early success at the Olympics marks the first time the country has won a medal four days in a row.
London native Miranda Ayim and the Canadian women’s basketball team are back in action on day five Wednesday. They play Senegal in preliminary action. Canada is tied for first place with the United States in Group B with four points, Senegal is tied for last with two points.
The Canadian women’s soccer team beat Germany 2-1 to finish atop their division in the preliminary round. The squad, which includes Londoners Jesse Fleming and Shelina Zadorsky, recorded its first win against Germany in 13 games.
Londoners are scheduled to participate on the water Wednesday.
Tim Schrijver hits the water the men’s four while Susanne Grainger and Lesley Thompson-Willey will row in the women’s eight.
Kenora, Ontario’s Santo Condorelli will have a chance at a medal Wednesday night in the 100-metre freestyle final.
Michael Phelps had another golden day in the pool. On Tuesday, Phelps won his 20th Olympic gold medal in the 200 butterfly, he followed that up by anchoring the 4-by-200 relay team to gold for his 21st.
Phelps as an individual almost has as many medals (3) as Canada (5) at the Rio Games.
While Phelps was the big winner in Rio on day four, Rami Anis was the crowd favourite. Anis, from Aleppo, Syria, is competing as a member of the first refugee team. He finished sixth in the 100-metre freestyle heat, well out of a qualifying position, but still received a huge ovation from the crowd.
On the heels of Novak Djokovic’s stunning losses on the tennis court, came a loss by Serena Williams who fell in two sets against Elina Svitolina. Rafael Nadal beat Andreas Seppi in straight sets in his second round match.
If Canada is going to win a medal on the tennis court, it will be because of the men’s doubles team of Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil. They beat an Italian duo in straight sets on Tuesday to advance to the semi-finals against Spain.