Canadians to Catch – Day 15

Mark de Jonge
Day 15 begins early for Canadians eyeing possible medal potential as Halifax, NS’s Mark de Jonge lines up in the men’s K-1 200m final at Eton Dorney. The sprint kayaker paddled to a fourth-place finish in the semifinal to earn his spot on the startline at 4:37 a.m. EST.

Catharine Pendrel
International mountain biking force two-time world champ Catherine Pendrel of Harvey Station, NB will hit the Olympic trails at Hadleigh Farm and look to step on the podium after a fourth-place finish in Beijing. Pendrel will be joined by teammate Emily Batty (Brooklin, ON) in her Olympic debut. Start time is 7:30 a.m. EST.

Francois Coulombe-Fortier
Quebec City’s Francois Coulombe-Fortier will make his first Olympic appearance in the +80kg on the Taekwando mats Saturday at 7:45 a.m. EST after earning bronze at the 2011 Pan Am Games.

Men’s 4 X 100m relay
In the premier track Friday night, the men’s 4X100m relay squad of Gavin Smellie (Etobicoke, ON), Oluseyi Smith (Ottawa, ON), Justyn Warner (Markham, ON) and Jared Connaughton (New Haven, PEI) will go up against the best in the world in the final track event of the Games at 4 p.m. EST.