The two-day decathlon gets underway with Londoner Damian Warner looking to track down another medal for Canada.
Warner will compete in five events Wednesday: 100m, 400m, long jump, high jump and shot put.
Endurance coach with the London Western Track and Field Club, Dave Mills tells AM980 Warner is ready for Thursday’s 1,500m run — the longest race in the decathlon.
“Damian was telling me he feels better than he’s ever felt going into any major competition and his final comment was ‘even the 1,500m’ — if there’s a decathlete who feels they’re prepared for that, then they’re probably prepared for anything.”
Warner is a medal favourite after winning silver at the 2015 world championships.
Also on the track, Canada’s Andre De Grasse competes in the men’s 200-metre semi-final Wednesday night.
Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp are the two Canadian women teeing off at the Olympic golf tournament.
The Canadian men’s volleyball team takes on Russia in quarter-final action.
Canada will start the day Wednesday with 14 medals — 3 gold, 2 silver and 9 bronze.
On Tuesday, Derek Drouin of Corunna won gold in the men’s high jump. He’s the first Canadian to win gold in Olympic high-jumping in more than 80 years.
The Canadian women’s basketball team fell out of medal contention, meantime losing 68-63 to France in the quarter-finals.
Canada’s women’s soccer team fell 2-nil to Germany in the semifinals. Canada plays host Brazil for bronze on Friday.