After a win in women’s cross country cycling, Canada has tied its medal record for a non-boycotted Olympics.
Catharine Pendrel finished the course with a time of 1:31:41 to finish in third place and clinch the bronze. Fellow Canadian Emily batty was right behind her with a time of 1:31:43 for fourth.
Canada now has 22 medals: four gold, three silver, and 15 Bronze.
There were several more chances to add to that on Saturday, but none of them came to pass.
Alyxandria Treasure came up short in the final of the women’s high jump, Nathan Brannen was 10th in the final of the men’s 1500m, Melissa Bishop finished 4th in the final of the women’s 800m, Mohammed Ahmed ended up being disqualified in the final of the men’s 5000m, and the Canadian women — including Edmonton’s Carline Muir — finished 4th in the final of the 4x400m relay. Six of Canada’s medals have been won by the track team so far.
Golfer Brooke Henderson didn’t fare as well in Rio as she was expected to. The Smiths, Fall Ontario native finished -8 in the overall tournament. A late push with three birdies over her last five holes wasn’t enough, the 18-year-old finished in seventh place.
Diver Vincent Riendeau didn’t fare so well in his 10-metre platform semifinal this morning. The Pointe-Claire, Quebec native finished 14th after scoring low on his last two dives. Only the top 12 advance to the final.
World champion canoeist Mark de Jong is leaving Rio without a medal. He finished seventh in the 200-metre men’s singles even with a time of 36.080 seconds.