Canada’s medal streak in Rio has come to an end.
The water wasn’t kind on Day 10 of the Olympics, with the country’s leading medal contenders watching their hopes for a podium finish wash away.
Former medallists Adam van Koeverden and Mark Oldershaw both failed to make the finals in their respective races.
Shawn Barber’s Olympic debut was a disappointment with an early exit from the men’s pole vault.
The reigning world champion was a favourite for gold.
The men’s volleyball team made up for some of the disappointment on the water by qualifying for the quarter-finals with a surprising 3-1 win over previously unbeaten Italy.
Londoner Tyler Sanders hit the winning ace as Canada beat the fifth-ranked team in the world.
It’ll be another busy day on Tuesday for athletes with ties to London.
Alysha Newman competes in the women’s pole vault, Derek Drouin will participate in the men’s high jump final while Miranda Ayim and the women’s basketball team will play France in the quarter-finals.
The women’s soccer team is also in action, they will play Germany.
Andre De Grasse will run in the first round of the men’s 200 metres. He came in third in the men’s 100 metres on Sunday, claiming the bronze medal.
Also, a heads up, Damian Warner will start the decathlon tomorrow in Rio. That’s set to wrap up on Thursday.