Canada made its way onto the medal podium in the first ever Olympic women’s canoe sprint in Tokyo on Thursday, and made history in the decathlon and in the velodrome.
Here’s what you may have missed from the day of competition.
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe won the first-ever silver medal in the women’s 200-metre single canoe sprint, which made its Olympic debut in Tokyo. She came in third in the semifinal earlier in the day.
The The 29-year-old paddler from Trois-Rivieres, Que., had been one the most vocal athletes calling for women to be included in the canoe sprint, which was finally granted admission in 2017.
Katie Vincent also came in third in her semifinal heat of the same event, but finished last in the final.
Elsewhere, Nicholas Matveev finished seventh in the men’s 200-metre single kayak semifinal, sending him to the non-medal “petite” final where he placed sixth.
Michelle Russell was seventh over the finish line in the women’s 200-metre single kayak semifinal, eliminating her from the finals.
The men’s double kayak team of Brian Malfesi and Vincent Jourdenais managed a sixth-place finish in the “petite” final of the 1,000-metre sprint.
Canada’s Lauriane Genest rode to bronze in the women’s keirin cycling event in Tokyo, winning Canada’s first-ever medal in this track cycling race.
Damian Warner won gold in the men’s decathlon, which he had led throughout the two days of events.
The current world decathlon leader finished first overall in the 110-metre hurdles and third overall in the discus throw. He matched his personal best in the pole vault, which was good enough for 11th place in that event and didn’t hurt his overall point lead.
In the end, he set an Olympic record of 9,018 points to capture gold.
Fellow Canadian Pierce LePage finished in fifth place, after going into the second day in bronze medal position.
Georgia Ellenwood finished in 20th place in the women’s heptathlon, after a difficult second day of events.
Andre De Grasse managed to clinch a second-place finish in the men’s 100-metre relay qualifier for himself and fellow teammates Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake and Brendon Rodney, sending them to the final on Friday.
Brooke Henderson showed improvement in her second round after a lackluster first day on Wednesday, moving herself up 13 spots in the rankings to tie for 34th place. She finished three under par and notched a final score of 68.
Alena Sharpe only moved up one spot to tie for 46th place, ending on par with a score of 71.
Meaghan Benfeito was unable to make it to the 10-metre platform finals after falling just outside the top 12, finishing 13th.
Amarveer Dhesi fell to Turkey’s Taha Akgul 5-0, failing to secure any points across five rounds of competition and ending his run at the Games.
Hau-Li Fan finished ninth in the men’s 10-kilometre marathon swimming final, his first Olympic appearance.