Rio 2016: What’s on tap for Canada on Day 8 of the Rio Games

As Day 7 of the Rio Olympics comes to an end, here’s what Team Canada will be up to on Saturday.

Here are some events to watch on Day 8 of competition at the Rio Games.

Canada’s Cristy Nurse, Russia’s Kseniia Volkova, Canada’s Lisa Roman, Canada’s Antje Von Seydlitz-Kurzbach, Canada’s Christine Roper, Canada’s Lauren Wilkinson, Canada’s Susanne Grainger, Canada’s Natalie Mastracci, Canada’s Caileigh Filmer and Canada’s Lesley Thompson-Willie row during the Women’s Eight rowing competition at the Lagoa stadium during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 8, 2016.



Canada’s women’s eight rowing team will compete for a medal at 9 a.m. ET.

Canada’s Sarah Pavan competes in the women’s beach volleyball qualifying match between Canada and Germany at the Beach Volley Arena in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016, for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


Beach volleyball

The two Canadian women’s teams play each other in a Canada vs. Canada preliminary match at 11 a.m. ET.

Ryan Cochrane of Canada competes in the Men’s 1500m Freestyle heat on Day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Ryan Cochrane competes in the men’s 1500-metre freestyle final just after 9:00 p.m. ET.

And the medal-loaded Canadian women compete in the 4 x 100-metre medley relay at 9:45 p.m. ET. Canada’s team includes gold medal-winner and breakout star Penny Oleksiak, who will be looking to add to her considerable collection of hardware from these Games.

Allison Beveridge, Jasmin Glaesser, Kirsti Lay and Georgia Simmerling of Canada compete in the Women’s Team Pursuit Track Cycling Qualifying on Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Track cycling

Women’s team pursuit heats start just after 10:00 a.m. ET. and the Canadian team is considered a medal hopeful. If they’re successful in the heats, finals start at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Andre De Grasse of Canada competes in the Men’s 100 metres heats during day one of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 22, 2015 in Beijing, China.

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One of the marquee events of the Summer Olympics, the men’s 100-metre sprint, begins on Saturday with preliminary heats at 8:30 a.m. ET. Look for sprinter Andre De Grasse, competing in his first Olympics.

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