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PHOTOS | High jumper Derek Drouin looking to claim 2nd Olympic medal

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Derek Drouin high jump July 2016 Canadian Olympic trials

World champion high jumper Derek Drouin is the lone Canadian man in the final Tuesday night after cruising through the qualifying round on Sunday.

PHOTOS | A stunning upset in pole vault tops our highlights gallery from Monday in Rio

Monday, August 15th, 2016
Rio Olympics Day 10 highlights Aug 15 2016 thiago braz da silva

Brazilian pole vaulter Thiago Braz da Silva pulled off a stunning upset to wrest the gold medal from French record-holder Renaud Lavillenie in a final that saw Canadian Shawn Barber, the world champion, bow out early. Here's our top shots from Monday at the Rio Olympics.

PHOTOS | Shawn Barber is looking to make Olympic history in the pole vault Monday night

Monday, August 15th, 2016
OLYMPICS-RIO-ATHLETICS-M-POLEVAULT Shawn Barber

The 21-year-old pole vaulter is the reigning world champion but, after missing his first two jumps in qualifying, there are some questions for the Canadian when he jumps alongside world record holder Renaud Lavillenie in the final on Monday night.

PHOTOS | Bolt, De Grasse top our highlights gallery for Sunday in Rio

Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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The Jamaican sprinter cemented his reputation as the world's fastest man, but Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse was hot on his heels in the 100m final. Here are the top shots from Sunday at the Rio Olympics.

PHOTOS | Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Jamaican sprinters top our highlights gallery for Saturday in Rio

Saturday, August 13th, 2016
Rio Olympics Day 8 highlights Aug 13 2016 elaine thompson wins 100m

Heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton jumped, threw and ran herself to a bronze medal on Thursday — Canada's 12th at the Rio Olympics — while Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson scored an upset in the 100m final. Here's the top shots from Saturday at the Rio Olympics.

PHOTOS | See Penny Oleksiak’s road to Olympic history

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Penny Oleksiak 100m freestyle gold medal swim win

The 16-year-old swimmer captured gold in the 100-metre freestyle, a stunning fourth medal in Rio, the most by a Canadian at a single Summer Olympics. Here's a look at her road to Canadian Olympic history.

PHOTOS | Penny Oleksiak, Ellie Black shine in our highlights gallery for Thursday

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
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Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez sent Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil to the bronze medal match in doubles tennis while Michael Phelps blew away the competition in the 200-metre medley. Here are the top photos from Thursday in Rio.

Canada’s 6th medal, good day for Japan on the highlights from a rainy Wednesday in Rio

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Rio Olympics Day 5 Aug 10 2016 highlights Japan rugby

Kohei Uchimura earned his second straight Olympic gold medal, defending his title as the "king" of men's gymnastics on Wednesday. Then, in the pool, it was another special night as Penny Oleksiak anchored Team Canada to a bronze medal.

PHOTOS | Diving bronze for Benfeito, Filion among our top shots from Day 4 in Rio

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
Rio Olympics Day 4 highlights aug 9 2016 Meaghan Benfeito Roseline Filion diving

Canadian synchronized divers Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion repeated as bronze medallists in the 10-metre platform diving event in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.

PHOTOS | Canada’s rugby 7s squad, swimmer Kylie Masse in our top shots gallery from Day 3 in Rio

Monday, August 8th, 2016
Rio OIympics Day 3 highlights Aug 8 2016 Kelly Russell rugby

The Canadian women's rugby sevens team beat Great Britain 33-10 to win the bronze medal on Monday at the Rio Olympics while swimmer Kylie Masse came from behind for a surprise bronze medal win in the 100-metre backstroke.