Rio Olympics Day 14: Team Canada, De Grasse get bronze in men's 4x100-metre relay
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- After American disqualification, Team Canada led by star sprinter Andre De Grasse wins bronze in men’s 4x100-metre relay.
- Usain Bolt ends his career with a historic “triple-triple,” completing third consecutive sweep of the 100m, 200m and 4x100m.
- Evan Dunfee loses bronze on Japanese appeal in 50-km race walk
- Canada’s thrilling bronze in women’s soccer was a lovely moment for Canada and an epic disaster for Brazil, Cathal Kelly writes.
- Eric Lamaze and his brown mare Fine Lady 5 knocked won a bronze medal in individual show jumping.
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Canada got more hardware at the track at the men’s 4x100-metre relay, winning a bronze medal after the American team was disqualified. Star sprinter Andre De Grasse, along with Brendon Rodney, Aaron Brown and Akeem Haynes, finished at 37.64.
The women’s team placed seventh in their 4x100-metre relay with a time of 43.15.
The women’s 4x400-metre relay team qualified for the finals with the fifth fastest time in the heats, 3:24.94. Kelsie Ahbe failed to medal at the pole vault final, finishing with a height of 4.50 metres.
Canada’s Evan Dunfee, who had originally won bronze in the 50-km race walk on an appeal, has had his medal stripped after a counter protest from Japan.
Japan’s Hirooki Arai originally finished third but was disqualified for elbowing Dunfee in the final minutes of the race. Hirooki then filed his own protest and won to regain the medal.
Canada claimed its second consecutive bronze medal with a 2-1 victory over the host Brazil. Goals by teenager Deanne Rose and superstar Christine Sinclair lifted Canada onto the medal podium.
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Canada won bronze in the individual jumping event, its third bronze of the day. Eric Lamaze, riding Fine Lady 5, won third in the jump-off final, finishing behind Peder Fredricson of Sweden and Nick Skelton of Great Britain. The Schomberg, Ont., rider and his brown mare knocked down one rail — the only one they missed in the entire Olympic competition — to finish third in a jump-off.
The Canadian K-4 women's team made it into the finals of the 500-metreMark de Jonge of Halifax squeaked into the finals in his quest for gold in the men's 200-metre single kayak event.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- Day 1: Canada wins its first medal of the Rio Games
- Day 2: Canada wins a silver in women’s butterfly
- Day 3: Women’s rugby sevens earns bronze for Canada
- Day 4: Canada takes bronze in 10m synchro dive
- Day 5: Canada picks up sixth medal in women’s freestyle relay
- Day 6: Oleksiak wins Canada’s first gold medal of Rio 2016
- Day 7: Canada’s Rosie MacLennan takes home gold in trampoline
- Day 8: Theisen-Eaton wins bronze in heptathlon, De Grasse wins heat
- Day 9: Bolt wins gold, De Grasse takes bronze in the 100 metres final
- Day 10: Canadian Shawn Barber eliminated from pole vault in early exit
- Day 11: Derek Drouin wins gold in men’s high jump
- Day 12: De Grasse advances to men’s 200-metre final
- Day 13: De Grasse takes silver in 200 metres; Bolt wins again
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