Tokyo Olympics Day 4 Review: Canada adds 4 more medals

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Here's what Canada did on a fruitful Day 4 at the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty Images)
Here's what Canada did on a fruitful Day 4 at the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty Images)

The majority of action during the Tokyo Olympics happens as most Canadians are fast asleep. While you were cozy in your bed, however, members of Team Canada were making their push for the podium.

Here's what you missed from Day 4 of the Summer Games:

Women's 64kg Weightlifting: Maude Charron is bringing gold back to Canada

Rimouski, Quebec's Maude Charron earned Canada's second gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics, finishing first in the women's 64kg weightlifting competition.

Charron cleared 105kg in the snatch while lifting 131kg in the clean and jerk, topping all other women in each lift. She earned a combined score of 236kg. Italy's Giorgia Bordignon won silver with a combined score of 232kg while Chen Wen-Huei of Taipei took bronze with a score of 230kg.

Charron earned the medal while competing in just her first Olympics.

Women's 100m Backstroke Swimming: Kylie Masse earns silver medal

Masse continued Canada's success in the pool with a silver medal in the women's 100m backstroke.

Masse swam to a time of 57.72 seconds, trailing only Australia's Kaylee McKeown, who claimed gold with a time of 57.47 seconds. McKeown's time set a new Olympic record. The United States' Regan Smith completed the race in 58.05 seconds, which earned her the bronze medal.

This marks the second medal Masse has ever won at the Olympic Games. At the Rio Olympics in 2016, the Canadian swimmer picked up a bronze medal in the same event.

Softball: Canadian women defeat Mexico, win bronze medal

Canada won the bronze-medal match in softball at the Tokyo Olympics, recording a 3-2 win over Mexico to claim the honour.

The medal marked Canada's first in softball at the Olympics. The sport was part of the Games from 1996 through 2008 but was not part of the 2012 or 2016 Games. 

Janet Leung scored the team's winning run while pitcher Danielle Lawrie earned the win.

Women's 63kg Judo: Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard earns Canada's second medal in Judo

Prior to Day 3 of the Tokyo Olympics, no Canadian woman had ever won a medal in Judo since the sport started awarding medals to women competitors at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Now, as Day 4 closes, Canada has earned two medals in the discipline as Beauchemin-Pinard reached the podium.

The Canadian won bronze in the 63kg weight class, joining Jessica Klimkait who also won bronze in the Women’s 57kg weight class.

Beauchemin-Pinard earned victories over Denmark's Laerke Olsen, Austria's Magdalena Krssakova, and Brazil's Ketleyn Quadros to reach the semifinal. A loss to France's Clarisse Agbegnenou sent her to the bronze-medal match, where she defeated Anriquelis Barrios of Venezuela.

Agbegnenou won gold, Slovenia's Tina Trstenjak won silver, and Italy's Maria Centracchio won the other bronze-medal match.

These are Beauchemin-Pinard's second Olympic Games, as she represented Canada at Rio 2016.

Women's 200m Freestyle Swimming: Penny Oleksiak qualifies for final

Canada's Oleksiak earned herself a lane in the women's 200m freestyle final, swimming to a time of 1:56.39. She finished sixth in the semifinal.

Teammate Summer McIntosh swam to a time of 1:56.82, placing her ninth in the semis. She narrowly missed out on a spot in the final, finishing .24 seconds behind Australia's Madison Wilson for eighth.

Women's Beach Volleyball: Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson earn straight-sets win

Bansley and Wilkerson defeated Argentina's Ana Galla and Fernanda Pereyra to pick up their first win of the Olympics. The duo currently sits second in Group C with three sets for and two sets against.

Women's 200m Individual Medley Swimming: Sydney Pickrem qualifies for final

Pickrem swam to a time of 2:09.94, finishing sixth amongst the 16 competitors in the semifinal to claim a spot in the final.

Women's 59kg Weightlifting: Tali Darsigny claims top mark in Group B

Darsigny cleared 90kg in the snatch and 109kg in the clean and jerk to earn a combined score of 199kg. She registered the highest total from Group B.

Women's 10m Platform Synchro Diving: Meaghan Benfeito and Caeli McKay narrowly miss podium

Canada's Benfeito and McKay missed the podium by the slimmest of margins on Day 4. The duo earned a total score of 299.16, which was just a little more than five-tenths of a point behind Mexico's Gabriela Agúndez and Alejandra Orozco's total of 299.70.

Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell of the U.S. won silver and Chen Yuxi and Zhang Jiaqi from China won gold.

Women's Doubles Badminton: Rachel Honderich and Kristen Tsai win first match of Olympics

After dropping their first two matches, Honderich and Tsai picked up a straight-sets victory over Egypt's Doha Hany and Hadia Hosny to improve their record to 1-2 in Group B.

Men's 100m Freestyle Swimming: Two Canadians qualify for semifinal

Canada's Yuri Kisil and Joshua Liendo both earned a lane in the semi after strong swims in the preliminary heats.

Kisil's time of 48.15 seconds scored him 10th while Liendo's time of 48.34 seconds nabbed him 14th.

Women's Soccer: Canada earns draw against Great Britain, will advance to knockout stage

Adriana Leon scored Canada's only goal in its 1-1 draw against Great Britain. The result put the Canadians in second place in Group E, furthering them to the final eight.  

Way Beyond Gold: Australian swimmer Kaylee McKeown gets a little too excited after win

Kaylee McKeown set a new Olympic record en route to winning gold in the women's 100m backstroke with a time of 57.47 seconds.

During a post-race interview, however, McKeown couldn't contain her excitement and she let an F-bomb slip.

When you're an Olympic gold medalist, you can say whatever you like.

How many medals has Canada won in the Summer Olympics

Canada is now up to eight medals in Tokyo heading into Day 5.

Gold: Margaret Mac Neil (women's 100m butterfly), Maude Charron (weightlifting, women's 64kg)

Silver: Women's 4x100m freestyle relay, Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu (women's 3m synchronized springboard), Kylie Masse (women's 100m backstroke)

Bronze: Jessica Klimkait (judo, women's under-57 kg), Softball, Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard (judo, women's 63kg)

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