Rio 2016: What to watch, Day 7 (August 12th)

What's ahead on Day 7 (August 12th):

Canada's flag bearer Rosie MacClennan looks to repeat as Olympic gold medallist in the trampoline event. CBC, 1 pm ET. Jump, Rosie, jump! The backyard trampoline manufacturing sector is counting on you!

We've reached the elimination stage in women's soccer and Canada takes on France in quarter-final action at 6 pm ET, on Sportsnet. Canada's unbeaten so far, at 3 and oh. But the third-ranked French will not be a pushover of any sort for the tenth-ranked Canadians. "Look, as a coach at this point, you've just got to make sure you don't mess things up," said Canada's boss John Herdman. Okaaaay. Not exactly "clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose" kinda stuff but he's got a few more hours to come up with something.

Know who else has been making noise? No, not my neighbour who cuts his grass way too early in the morning, although that's a valid point. No, I'm talking about the Canadian women's basketball team. Like their soccer cousins, they are 3 and oh and have clinched a medal round spot with one more game to play in the pool portion of the competition. Just so happens they'll be taking on the United States, thought to be - by far - the class of the field. A measuring stick game for Canada and it begins at 2:30 pm ET, on TSN.

There could be some Canadian medals coming in the morning, at the rowing basin. The men's four (Will Crothers, Tim Schrijver, Conlin McCabe and Kai Langerfeld) qualified for the finals and the women's lightweight double sculls duo of Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee made the medal race in their discipline as well. CBC, 7:30 am ET. By the way, as we sneak a peek a little down the road, on Saturday, the Canadian women's eight squad will row for gold after qualifying in a repechage. A repechage, for those who don't know, is a heat for teams that didn't qualify on their first try, so they get a last chance or "do over" to rectify a not so good effort. If I could have a repechage, I think it would be for my "What to Watch: Day 5" column. In retrospect, having a #PhelpsFace meme with the Ikea Monkey seems a little uninspired. Much better to have him playing drums for The Bangles.


Canada's Graham DeLaet had a very good first round in the golf competition, shooting a 5-under 66 to find himself tied for second with British Open champ... (What's that? Oh, alright.) ... tied with The Open champ (better?) Henrik Stenson. Australia's Marcus Fraser leads at 8-under. DeLaet tees off at 8:25 am ET, on TSN2. David Hearn didn't have such a good first round (2-over) and he'll try to rebound at 6:30 am ET.

Canada's Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware look to qualify for the finals in the 3 metre diving event. Let's all tune in to see if the water in the tank has gotten any greener. Or if any odd creatures have taken up residence in that thing. Sportsnet One, 2:30 pm ET.

In tennis, Canada's Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil (Dansek Nestpisil) take on Americans Jack Sock and Steve Johnson (Stack Sockson) for bronze in men's doubles. Time and network have not yet been confirmed.

The most hilarious of the Olympic events, race walking, gets  the spotlight on Sportsnet, at 1:15 pm ET, with the 20k race. Look, I'm not trying to dump on the participants. I know that like any Olympic competitors they have to train hard for a long time. Takes dedication, like anything else at these games. I'm not gonna deny, though, that it's funny to watch these races unfold. What's that you say? Dressage is funnier? You may have a point. Human dressage would be funny, come to think.

Bonus event coverage: Michael Phelps continues daily attempts to use his death stare to do something awesome. Today, he'll try to heat a vat of chili in the athletes' village. Food Network, all day long.

NOTE: The schedule can change and so can the channel. I'll provide an updated link on those changes when I receive them, so come on back a little later.

UPDATE: Here's the link.