Day Fourteen Recap

Wiens earns reserve spot

Pike Lake diver Rylan Wiens made his Olympic debut on Day 14 competing in the men’s 10-metre platform event finishing just out of automatic qualification in 19th place with 366.70 points.

The top 18 divers automatically advanced to Day 15’s semifinal. As the holder of the first reserve spot, there’s still potential for Wiens to compete in the semis if one of the original 18 qualifiers drops out.

Wiens is coached by Saskatoon’s Mary Carroll.

Read more on cbc.ca.

Canadian artistic swimming team finishes technical routine in fifth

With 91.4992 points in the Technical Routine, the Canadian artistic swimming team is sitting in fifth place ahead of the Free Routine scheduled for Day 15.

The Russian Olympic Committee currently holds first place with 97.2979 points.

Regina’s Kenzie Priddell is in Tokyo as an alternate for the Canadian team.

Read more on cbc.ca.

Olympic/Paralympic notes: Janine Beckie, who has ties to Saskatchewan, and the Canadian women’s soccer team captured gold, defeating Sweden 3-2 in penalty kicks after regulation and extra time ended with a 1-1 tie…Mohammed Ahmed earned Canada’s first ever silver medal in the men’s 5000-m race…Canada’s Evan Dunfee claimed bronze in the 50-kilometre racewalk event, which will not appear in future Olympic Games…Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney and Andre De Grasse combined their talents to earn bronze for Canada in the men’s 4×100-m event…Canada’s medal count is now at 22 (six gold, six silver, 10 bronze).

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