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Tokyo Games Day 6 Review: Canada rows its way to 10th medal

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The majority of action during the Tokyo Olympics happens when 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 6 of the Summer Games:

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 29:  Bronze medalists Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens of Team Canada pose with their medals following the medal ceremony for the Women's Pair Final A on day six of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Sea Forest Waterway on July 29, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)
Team Canada's Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens pose with their bronze medals following the Women's Pair Final A on Day 6 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Women's Pair Rowing: Filmer and Janssens bring home bronze medal

Appearing at their first Olympics together, Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens finished third with a time of 652.1 in the women's pair rowing Final A to earn the event's bronze medal.

When talking about the race afterwards, Janssens said that most of it was a blur.

"I don't remember too much," Janssens told the Canadian Press. "Stay clean, stay in the lane, and empty the tanks.

"That's what we trained for."

ROC's Vasilisa Stepanova and Elena Oryabinskaya claimed silver while New Zealand's Grace Prendergast and Kerri Gowler secured gold.

Both Filmer and Janssens hail from British Columbia.

Women's Rugby Sevens: Canada routs Brazil, loses to Fiji

Canada won its first game of the tournament, defeating Brazil by a lofty score of 33-0. The Canadians did lose their second game against Fiji, however, suffering a 26-12 defeat. Canada currently sits in third place of Pool B.

Women's Beach Volleyball: Pavan and Humana-Paredes stay perfect

The Canadian beach volleyball tandem defeated Switzerland's Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré in straight sets. The win improved their record to 3-0, which earned Pavan and Humana-Paredes first-place honours in Pool A. The duo advances without surrendering a single set at the tournament thus far.

Women's 100m Freestyle Swimming: Oleksiak earns lane in final

Canada's Penny Oleksiak swam to an impressive time of 52.86 seconds in the semifinal to finish fifth and qualify for the final. In the final, which takes place on Day 7, Oleksiak will have a chance to win her seventh-ever Olympic medal and become the most-decorated Canadian Olympian of all time.

Women's Basketball: Canada bounces back

After opening the tournament with a loss to Serbia, Canada defeated Korea 74-53 to improve its record to 1-1. Bridget Carleton led the team with 18 points. The Canadians next play first-place Spain, who own an impressive 2-0 record.

Women's Individual BMX Racing: Mechielsen qualifies for semifinal

Earning 13 points in her quarterfinal, Drew Mechielsen finished fourth which booked her a spot in the semifinal. She's appearing in her first-ever Olympics.

Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Swimming: Canada sets new national record, just misses podium

The team of Summer McIntosh, Rebecca Smith, Kayla Sanchez and Oleksiak set a new Canadian record with a time of 7:43.77 but finished fourth and failed to earn a medal in the event. Australia claimed bronze, the United States picked up silver and China secured gold.

Men's 100kg Judo: El Nahas loses in bronze medal match

Shady El Nahas picked up wins over the United Arab Emirates' Ivan Remarenco and Azerbaijan's Zelym Kotsoiev to qualify for the quarterfinal. A loss to Georgia's Varlem Liparteliani in the quarters sent him to the repechage round, where he defeated Israel's Peter Paltchik but ultimately lost in the bronze-medal match to Portugal's Jorge Fonseca.

Men's 100m Butterfly Swimming: Liendo advances to semifinal

With a time of 51.52 seconds, Joshua Liendo finished ninth in the preliminary heats to earn a lane in the semifinal. 

Women's 200m Backstroke Swimming: Masse and Ruck impress in preliminary heats

Kylie Masse tied for second with a time of 2:08.23 and Taylor Ruck finished sixth with a time of 2:08.87 in the preliminary heats to secure a spot in the semifinals. 

Way Beyond Gold: China's Chinese swimmer wins TWO gold medals in one hour

The majority of Olympic athletes never win a gold medal at the Games, but China's Zhang Yufei somehow managed to win two within a span of 63-minutes.

The swimmer claimed gold in the women's 200m butterfly and as part of the women's 4x200m freestyle relay team to pull off the impressive accomplishment. It's also worth mentioning that the 4x200m freestyle relay team set a new world record in the event, too.

To put it into perspective, if Zhang was her own country, she'd be tied for 10th amongst all countries with the two gold medals she earned in just over an hour.

How many medals has Canada won in the Summer Olympics

Canada is now up to 10 medals in Tokyo heading into Day 7.

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), Penny Oleksiak (women's 200m freestyle), Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens (women's pair rowing)

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