Day Fifteen Recap

Canadian artistic swimming team finishes sixth

After earning 91.4992 points in the technical routine on Day 14, the Canadian artistic swimming team picked up a score of 92.5333 points in Day 15’s free routine to give them a two-day total of 184.0325, good enough for a sixth-place finish.

Regina’s Kenzie Priddell attended the Games as an alternate for the team but did not compete with the team in either routine.

Read more on cbc.ca.

Olympic/Paralympic notes: Read the full Day 15 recap on Olympic.ca…Women’s canoe duo Laurence Vincent Lapointe and Katie Vincent earned bronze for Canada in the C2 500-metre event. It’s the first time the event has been included in a Games…Canada’s medal count is now at 23 (six gold, six silver, 11 bronze), setting a new record for total Canadian medals at a non-boycotted Summer Olympics. Canada earned 22 medals at the Rio 2016 and Atlanta 1996 Games. At the 1984 Los Angeles Games, which were boycotted by the Soviet Union and 13 other countries, Canada earned 44 medals.

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).

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 Olympics.com.

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 Olympic.ca… 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).

Day Twelve Recap

Saskatchewan athletes set to compete in final days

No Saskatchewan athletes competed on Day 12 of the Olympics in Tokyo, but the final athletes of the Saskatchewan contingent are prepping for their upcoming competitions.

Pole vaulter Anicka Newell, who calls Saskatoon her hometown, will be going for gold on Day 13. She advanced to finals after tying for first place in the qualification rounds.

On Day 14, Pike Lake diver 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.

Wiens has been in Tokyo since Day 1 of the Games and was one of 30 athletes who took part in the Opening Ceremony. He’ll be joined in competition by Saskatoon coach Mary Carroll, who competed for Canada in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

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.

Olympic/Paralympic notes: Read the full Day 12 recap on Olympic.ca…Andre De Grasse captured gold in the men’s 200-metre race —Canada’s first in 93 years— and set a new Canadian record with a time of 19.62 seconds…Canadians Damian Warner and Pierce LePage sit in first and third place, respectively, following Day One of the decathlon…Canada’s medal count is now at 15 (four gold, four silver and seven bronze).

Day Eleven Recap

No Saskatchewan athletes in action on Day 11

The majority of Saskatchewan’s Olympic contingent wrapped up their Games experience in the first 10 days of action in Tokyo, but there’s still more to look forward to.

Pike Lake diver Rylan Wiens and his coach Mary Carroll will open competition in the men’s 10-metre platform event with preliminaries on Day 14. If he advances to semifinals and potentially the finals, both of those events will be held on Day 15.

Pole vaulter Anicka Newell, who calls Saskatoon her hometown, tied for first in the qualification round of competition on Day 10 and has advanced to the finals which will be held on Day 13.

Regina’s Kenzie Priddell is in Tokyo as an alternate with the women’s artistic swimming team. They’ll begin competition with the Team Technical Routine on Day 14 and end on Day 15 with the Team Free Routine.

Olympic/Paralympic notes: Read the full Day 11 recap on Olympic.ca…Andre De Grasse broke his own Canadian record in the men’s 200-metre semifinal race with a time of 19.73 seconds, he’ll compete in the semifinal alongside fellow Canadian Aaron Brown…Gymnast Ellie Black finished fourth in the women’s beam final, a best-ever Olympic result for a Canadian in the event…Canada’s medal count remains at 14 (three gold, four silver and seven bronze).

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)

Day Nine Recap

Canadian women’s basketball in wait and see mode

The Canadian women’s basketball team – headed by Saskatchewan-based coach Lisa Thomaidis – dropped its final game of pool play 76-66 to Spain on Day 9 to finish 1-2.

Canada will now wait and see if they advance to the quarter-final round. In the Olympic tournament, teams that place first and second in each group and the two best third-placed teams in group play qualify for the playoff rounds. A variety of scenarios involving the remaining games could determine whether Canada advances.

“Certainly not the outcome we were looking for and now we’ll have to sit back and wait,” said Thomaidis in a Canada Basketball release. “We wanted to take matters into our own hands. We won two of four quarters [against Spain] and unfortunately we just dug ourselves into too big of a hole to get out of.”

Read more on basketball.ca

Olympic/Paralympic notes: Read the full Day 9 recap at Olympic.ca… Canada won two bronze medals on Day 9 including Andre de Grasse repeating as bronze medallist in the 100-metre dash and in the women’s individual medley relay women’s swimming… The last time the Tokyo hosted the Summer Games in 1964, a Canadian also won the bronze medal in the 100-metres – Harry Jerome of Prince Albert… Canada’s medal count is now at 14 (three gold, four silver and seven bronze).

Day Eight Recap

Thibeault drops boxing quarter-final

Tammara Thibeault’s medal hopes came to an end after losing in a unanimous decision after a close fight in the women’s middleweight quarter-final to the Netherlands’ Nouchka Fontijn on Day 8 at the Tokyo Olympics.

Thibeault won the first round before Fontijn, the reigning Olympic silver medallist and three-time silver medallist at the world championships, came from behind to earn four scores of 29-28 and one of 30-27.

Read more at CBC Olympics.

Olympic/Paralympic notes: Read the full Day 8 recap at Olympic.ca… Kylie Masse won Canada’s lone medal on Day 8 with a silver in the 200-metre backstroke… Canada’s medal count is now at 12 (three gold, four silver and five bronze).

Frotten headed to Tokyo

Canadian Paralympic Committee, July 30, 2021

Wheelchair racer Jessica Frotten will make her Paralympic debut when she heads to Tokyo for the Games at the end of August. 

Frotten —who was born in Whitehorse, but lives and trains out of Regina— was one of 16 athletes named to Canada’s Para athletics team. 

She’ll be competing in the T53 class in the 100-metre, 400m, 800m, 1,500m, 5,000m races and 4x100m relay event. 

Regina’s Carla Nicholls will also be attending the Games as member of the Para athletics coaching staff. 

Learn more at Paralympic.ca

Day Seven Recap

Lisa Borgerson’s athlete finishes 42nd

Competition wrapped up for Rockglen coach Lisa Borgerson at the Olympics as her athlete Lynda Kiejko —Canada’s lone shooting athlete—finished the women’s 25-metre air pistol qualifier round in 42nd place.

Kiejko’s 283 points earned in Day 7’s Rapid round were added to her 281 points in Day 6’s Precision round for a grand total of 564.

Olympic/Paralympic notes: Read the full Day 7 recap at Olympic.ca…Janine Beckie, who has ties to Saskatchewan, and the Canadian women’s soccer team advanced to the semifinals after defeating Brazil in penalty kicks…The Canadian women’s eight-woman rowing crew earned Canada its third gold medal…Canada’s medal count is now at 11 (three gold, three silver and five bronze).