Day Thirteen Recap

Newell has rough day in pole vault final

Pole vaulter Anicka Newell, who calls Saskatoon her hometown, had a rough day on the field after tying for first place in qualification rounds.

The two-time Olympian missed clearing all three attempts at 4.50-metres to be eliminated from the competition.

For full pole vault results, visit

Wiens, Priddell ready for competition

On Day 14, Pike Lake diver and four-time Sask Lotteries Future Best recipient Rylan Wiens will make his Olympic competition debut with the men’s 10-metre platform preliminary event. If he advances, both the semifinals and finals will take place on Day 15. The preliminary event is set for 12 a.m. (SK time)

The Canadian women’s artistic swimming team will get their first taste of action on Day 14 as they begin competition with the Team Technical Routine and will wrap up with the Team Free Routine on Day 15. Regina’s Kenzie Priddell is part of the team as an alternate.

Women’s soccer gold medal match moved

After concerns from the Canadian and Swedish women’s soccer teams related to heat, the gold medal match has been moved to 6 a.m. (SK time) on Day 15. The Canadian team includes Janine Beckie, whose parents have ties to Saskatchewan.

Olympic/Paralympic notes: Read the full Day 13 recap on… Canada won three medals on Day 13 including the first-ever gold by a Canadian in the decathlon by Damian Warner. He also became just the fourth man to record over 9,000 points in the event… Laurence Vincent Lapointe won silver in the women’s canoe 200-metres and Lauriane Genest won bronze in the keirin, a track cycling event… Canada’s medal count is now at 18 (five gold, five silver and eight bronze).

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