Canada’s First Podium Ever In Rowing by Patricia Obee and Lindsay Jennerich Win Silver in lightweight double sculls – Rio 2016

Canadian rowers Patricia Obee and Lindsay Jennerich have won silver in the lightweight women’s double sculls in Rio.

The medal marks Canada’s first podium finish in Olympic rowing.


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Alexandra Raisman USA wins silver in all-around gymnastics final = Rio 2016

At the London 2012 Games, Aly Raisman famously got shafted from a bronze medal in the women’s individual all-around final after a silly tie-breaker rule gave the lead to Russian Aliya Mustafina instead. This time around in Rio, Aly won silver — just two days after she and the rest of Team USA won gold for the team all-around finals.



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Daryl Homer of the United States won the silver medal in men’s saber – Gold remains elusive – Rio 2016

112 years and still no gold for USA men. Defending gold medal sabre champion Aron Szilagyi has retained his title in Rio as he wins Hungary its second fencing gold in Brazil.

Daryl Homer brings home the United States’ second fencing silver medal of these games.

The last American gold medal for a man in fencing came at the 1904 St. Louis Games in the single sticks event, in which combatants belted each other with long wooden sticks. The winner, Albertson van zo Post, prevailed over a field of three, all of them American.

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Canada’s Penny Oleksiak Takes Silver Medal 100m Butterfly – Rio 2016

Penny Oleksiak, a 16-year-old swimmer from Toronto, won a silver medal Sunday night in the women’s 100m  butterfly, giving Canada its second medal at the Rio Games.

Follow Penny and send this 16-year-old from my hometown some love.

 



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