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The majority of action during the Tokyo Olympics happens when most Canadians are fast asleep. While you were cozy in your bed, however, members of Team Canada were making their push for the podium.
Here's what you missed from Day 11 of the Summer Games:
Women's K1 200m Canoe Sprint: Andreanne Langlois qualifies for Final A
Rowing to a time of 39.952 seconds, Langlois claimed third place in Semifinal 2 to earn a lane in Final A. Fellow Canadian Michelle Russell finished with a time of 40.224 seconds, but she placed seventh in Semifinal 2 and raced in Final B.
In Final A, Langlois finished ninth with a time of 40.473 seconds.
Men's C2 1000m Canoe Sprint: Roland Varga and Connor Fitzpatrick secure lane in Final A
The Canadian duo of Varga and Fitzpatrick captured a spot in Final A after finishing third in Semifinal 2 with a time of 3:27.145.
In Final A, Varga and Fitzpatrick placed sixth with a time of 3:30.157.
Women's 400m: Kyra Constantine earns spot in semifinal
Finishing 21st overall in Round 1 with a time of 51.69 seconds, Constantine was the lone Canadian to advance to the semis. Country-mate Natassha McDonald placed 36th with a time of 53.54 seconds and did not advance.
Men's 200m: Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown will race for gold
After both Canadians advanced from Round 1, De Grasse and Brown finished first (19.73 seconds) and third (19.99 seconds), respectively, in the semifinal to earn a lane in the final with an opportunity to win the gold medal.
The men's 200m final is set to take place on Wednesday, August 4 at 8:55 AM EDT.
Women's Team Pursuit Cycling: Canada finishes fourth in bronze final
Racing with the United States, Canada timed in at 4:10.552, which just put them off the podium with a fourth-place finish.
The U.S. won bronze, Great Britain secured silver, and Germany captured gold.
Women's Beam Gymnastics: Elsabeth Black narrowly misses podium
Totalling 13.866 in the final, Black finished fourth in the event.
Simone Biles of the U.S. earned bronze with a score of 14.000. Tang Xijing of China won silver with a score of 14.233, and China's Guan Chenchen claimed gold with a score of 14.633.
Men's 5000m: Justyn Knight and Mohammed Ahmed advance from Round 1
Knight finished with a time of 13:30.22 to place third while Ahmed raced to a time of 13:38.96 to finish 13th. Both competitors advanced to the next race.
Fellow Canadian Lucas Bruchet finished 27th with a time of 13:44.08, but he did not qualify.
Women's Duet Artistic Swimming: Claudia Holzner and Jacqueline Simoneau qualify for final
Earning a combined score of 182.7131 in the duet free routine and technical routine, Holzner and Simoneau finished fifth in the preliminary round to advance to the duet free routine final.
Women's Hammer Throw: Camryn Rogers finishes fifth in final
Throwing an impressive distance of 74.35m, Rogers finished fifth in the final.
Poland's Malwina Kopron captured bronze with a distance of 75.49m, China's Wang Zheng nabbed silver with a distance of 77.03m, while Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland scored gold with a distance of 78.48m.
Women's Beach Volleyball: Both Canadian squads ousted in quarterfinals
The defending world champions, Canadians Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes, were upset in the quarters in three sets by Australia's Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar. The Canadian pair settles for fifth place in Tokyo.
Canada's Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson were also eliminated from medal contention on Tuesday, falling to Latvia's Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka in three sets.
Way Beyond Gold: Norwegian hurdler Karsten Warholm breaks his own world record, goes wild
When it comes to athletic accomplishments at the Olympics, none may be better than what we saw from Warholm on Day 11.
The Norwegian star completed the 400m hurdles in 45.94 seconds, absolutely demolishing his own previous world record of 46.70 seconds.
Magical men's hurdles 🚨
Karsten Warholm 🇳🇴 'destroyed' his own 400m hurdles world record to win gold 🥇
Rai Benjamin 🇺🇸 wins silver and also ran under the previously set WR 🥈
Alison Dos Santos 🇧🇷 finishes 3rd for 🥉https://t.co/BmQyRWuVec pic.twitter.com/isnTKEKtCk
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 3, 2021
It's truly an incredible accomplishment, especially when you consider the fastest time of any runner in the 400m semifinal with no hurdles was 43.88 seconds at these Olympics.
Equally impressive to his race was his celebration, as Warholm was absolutely wired.
Karsten Warholm ripping his shirt, he's literally superman 🦸♂️pic.twitter.com/CdwdSIOo56
— Not Just a Fanfiction Writer 🌈💕📘 (@EzraLoAcire) August 3, 2021
That's a gold medal celebration.
How many medals has Canada won in the Summer Olympics?
Canada has 14 medals in Tokyo heading into Day 12.
Bronze: Jessica Klimkait (judo, women's under-57 kg), Softball, Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard (judo, women's 63kg), Penny Oleksiak (women's 200m freestyle), Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens (women's pair rowing), Women's 4x100 medley relay, Andre De Grasse (men's 100m)
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