Rio 2016 Day 2: Results and fan reactions

Day 2 of the Rio2016 Olympic Games is jam packed with events. Fans and athletes have taken to social media to support #TeamCanada

After coming off of a big win on day one of the Olympics, day two provides Team Canada with ample opportunity to continue success. Updated as the day goes on.

Swimming – Silver for Oleksiak


After touching the wall in third place at the half way point, Penny Oleksiak made up ground and won silver in the 100m butterfly final.

Beach Volleyball – CAN vs Latvia

Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk are taking on Latvia. Latvia controlled the tempo and won the first set 21-17. Canada came back in the second set with two successful challenges and won it 21-18. After an intense back and fourth battle, Latvia won 15-13 taking the set and match. Saxon/Schalk currently sit tied for 3rd in pool D.

Tennis – doubles

Vasek Pospisil and Daniel Nestor survive another round.


Rachel Nicol in the 100m breaststroke semi final qualified 8th and is moving on to the final.

Brittany Maclean placed fifth 400m freestyle final.

Kylie Masse and Dominique Bouchard swam in the 100m backstroke semifinals. Unfortunately, Bouchard did not qualify however Masse placed 5th and will be swimming tomorrow night in the finals.

Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay kept the same roster of Santo CondorelliYuri KisilMarkus Thormeyer and Evan Van Moerkerke. Finishing 7th, the men put fourth good effort and ended the race with a time of 3:14.35.

Beach Volleyball – CAN vs Italy

Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas won their first match against Italy.

Gymnastics – women

Canada was hoping to qualify a complete team for the final. The team consists of newcomers Isabela Onyshko, Rose Woo and Shallon Olsen as well as Olympic veterans Ellie Black, Brittany Rogers. After a fantastic effort, they ranked 9 overall and failed to qualify for the team round. Canada however has qualified some gymnasts for the finals: Onyshko for all around and balance beam, Black for all around and Olsen on vault.

Rotation 1: Beam // 41.565

Onyshko lead the team off with a higher difficulty routine in hopes of raising Canada’s overall score. 14.533.
Woo took a tumble part way through the routine and slipped off the beam. She got back up and completed it, sticking the dismount. 13.233
Black was looking solid but landed unevenly and fell off during her highest difficulty giving her 13.566.
Rogers was last to go with a performance that gave her a score of 13.466

Rotation 2: Floor // 41.965

Woo made a comeback on floor with a lovely recovery routine. Woo posted a score of 13.566.
Onyshko had a solid performance with a score of 13.966.
Black seeking better fortune after falling off the beam proved why she is one of the best in the world. 14.133.
Olsen showed everyone why she is Canada’s best tumbler and made a great Olympic debut with a score of 13.866.

Rotation 3: Vault // 44.732

Onyshko vault: 14.00
Rogers vault: 14.783
Black: 14.499
Olsen: 14.950

Rotation 4: Uneven bars // 43.499

Woo: 13.733
Black: 14.500
Oshnyko: 14.733
Rogers: 14.266

Tennis – Doubles

Gaby Dabrowski and Eugenie Bouchard have won their first game in doubles.

Rugby – CAN vs France quarterfinals

Canada has beat France 15-5 and will advance to the semi finals against Australia.

Indoor volleyball – CAN vs US

The first game Canada plays is legendary match up against team USA. This is the first time Canada has qualified a volleyball team since Barcelona1992. Canada won the first set 25-23 and the second set 25-17. After USA used up all challenges in the third, both sides slowly increased their score with Canada eventually inching away, winning 25-23. This win comes as a huge upset to Team USA and provides Canada with confidence moving forward.

Judo – bronze medal match

Antoine Bouchard won the repechage match and went on to compete for bronze against Japan’s Ebinuma. Unfortunately, Bouchard was taken down twice and lost the match 101-0.

Diving – 3m synchro final

Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware placed fourth with a score of 298.32, less than a point behind the bronze winning team. Both will have one more chance as they are competing in the individual events next week.

Beach volleyball – CAN vs Netherlands

Canada’s Pavan/Bansley with a tidy 21-16, 21-17 win in their first beach volleyball match. They vanquished the Dutch.

Swimming – heats

Kylie Masse and Dominique Bouchard competed in the 100m backstroke heats. They both qualified for the semi-finals, Masse qualified 3rd and Bouchard qualifying 12th.

Rachel Nicol advanced to the semi in the 100m breaststroke, Kierra Smith did not advance.

Javier Acevedo placed 17th in the 100m backstroke and did not qualify for the finals.

Emily Overholt and raced in the 400m freestyle heats and did not advance to the finals. Brittany Maclean qualified fifth and will be advancing to the finals tonight.

Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay consisting of Santo Condorelli, Yuri Kisil, Markus Thormeyer and Evan Van Moerkerke have qualified a team for the finals tonight.

Road Cycling

Tara Whitten reportedly pulled out of the race and DNF.

Karol-Ann Canuel placed 25th and Leah Kirchmann placed 38th.

Canoe/Kayak Slalom

Michael Tayler and Cameron Smedley both competed today in kayak/canoe slalom respectively. Neither moved forward in competition.

Rugby – CAN vs Great Britian

Canada has been defeated by GB 22-0. They will play France next in the quarterfinals.


Cancelled due to poor conditions. The regatta will resume tomorrow, weather dependant.

Table Tennis

Eugene Wang won round two 4-0.


Antoine Bouchard has advanced to the quarter finals after defeating a double world medalist in a major upset. He was then defeated in the quarter finals and will be going to the repechage for a last chance.

Ecaterina Guica has been eliminated after one match.


Maximilien Van Haaster competed in individual foil against Antonio Leal and won 15-7. Van Haaster was defeated in the round of 32 against Gerek Meinhardt.

Team Canada celebrates the bronze medal

After the bronze medal win by the women’s 4x100m freestyle team, athletes celebrated with social media posts.

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