Rio 2016: What’s on tap for Canada on Day 9 at the Rio Games

Following an eventful Day 8, Sunday features some of the Olympics most anticipated events. With 23 medals up for grabs, Canada will try and keep up the pace of at least a medal a day at Rio 2016.

Here are some events to watch in Day 9 at Rio 2016.


Sunday will see golf’s first Olympic medals in the sport since 1904. Canadians Graham DeLaet and David Hearn have both made it to the final round. (6:00 a.m. ET)

Graham DeLaet of Canada, hits up to the 10th green during the third round of the men’s golf event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

AP Photo/Alastair Grant

Women’s Marathon

Canada hasn’t had a female marathon runner at the Olympics since 1996 but have two running at Rio 2016 —; Lanni Marchant from London, Ont. and Krista DuChene from Brantford, Ont. (8:30 a.m. ET)

Canada’s Lanni Marchant smiles after racing to a fourth place finish in the women’s marathon at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday, July 27, 2014.



While Canada has been knocked out of the competition, tennis is still one of the Olympics’ marquee events. Britain’s Andy Murray will try and defend his 2012 Olympic gold medal against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina in the men’s single finals. Women’s double finals and mixed double finals will also be on tap. (11:00 a.m. ET)

Andy Murray plays against Kei Nishikori in Centre Court of Olympic Tennis Centre, Mens Singles Semifinal of Summer Olympic Games.

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Sunday will feature four gymnastics finals including the men’s pommel and floor exercise and the women’s uneven bars. Canada’s Shallon Olsen will also be competing in the women’s vault final at (1:47 p.m. ET)

Canada’s Shallon Olsen performs on the floor during the artistic gymnastics women’s qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.

AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky


Canadians Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware both qualified for the 3m springboard final. They’ll both be diving for medals after failing to land on the podium in synchro pairs. (3:00 p.m. ET)

Canada’s Jennifer Abel throws her towel into the pool as she competes during the women’s 3-meter springboard diving semifinal in the Maria Lenk Aquatic Center at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

Track and Field

What some call the most exciting 10 seconds in sports, the men’s 100m finals goes off just before 10 p.m. Look for Markham, Ont. native Andre De Grasse to try and knock off Usain Bolt for the title of world’s fastest man. (8:00 p.m. ET)

Su Bingtian of China, Jimmy Vicaut of France and Andre De Grasse of Canada compete in the 100m semifinals.

REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

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