Day Ten Recap

Newell advances to pole vault final

Tying for first place in the qualification round with a jump of 4.55-metres, Anicka Newell, who calls Saskatoon her hometown, has advanced to the women’s pole vault finals.

Newell is currently ranked 28th in the world and has a personal best jump of 4.70m.

The finals are scheduled for Thursday, August 5 at 05:20.

Canada’s playoff hopes dashed in women’s basketball

A 96-69 victory by Australia over Puerto Rico spelled the end of the Olympic journey in Tokyo for the Canadian women’s basketball and Saskatchewan-based head coach Lisa Thomaidis.

Canada finished third in their group and needed the Australians to win by less than 24 to advance to the quarter-finals as one of the top two third-ranked teams. The 27-point victory by Australia eliminated that possibility.

Olympic/Paralympic notes: Read the full Day 10 recap on Olympic.ca…Janine Beckie, who has ties to Saskatchewan, and the Canadian women’s soccer team defeated Team USA in the women’s soccer semifinal and will play Sweden for gold on Thursday…Canada’s medal count remains at 14 (three gold, four silver, seven bronze)

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