RIO DE JANEIRO – What Canada Did on Friday at the Rio Summer Olympic Games (distances in metres):


Men’s 50-kilometre race walk — Evan Dunfee of Richmond, B.C., finished fourth in three hours, 41 minutes and 38 seconds, and was awarded the bronze medal when the third-place competitor from Japan was disqualified. Hirooki Arai won on appeal and Dunfee was relegated to fourth — 0.14 seconds from a spot on the podium; Mathieu Bilodeau, Calgary, did not finish.


Men’s K1 200 — Mark de Jonge, Halifax, placed seventh in qualifying (34.898), then was eighth in the semifinal round (34.755). He will race for a medal on Saturday morning.

Women’s K4 500 — Canada (Emilie Fournel, Lachine, Que.; Kathleen “KC” Fraser, Oakville, Ont.; Andreanne Langlois, Quebec City; and Genevieve Orton, Lake Echo, N.S.) were eighth overall in qualification (1:34.269) and tied for fourth in the semifinals (1:36.254) to earn a berth in Saturday’s final.


Men — Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, B.C., was fourth in his semifinal group (sixth, 36.714; third, 36.025; third, 35.640), and finished fifth in the medal race (35.674).


Individual jumping — Eric Lamaze, Schomberg, Ont., aboard Fine Lady, was flawless in the opening and second rounds, then incurred four faults in the jump-off but won the bronze medal on the basis of a better time; Tiffany Foster, North Vancouver, B.C. (Tripple X III), had four faults in the first round and finished tied for 16th; Yann Candele, Caledon, Ont. (First Choice 15), incurred 12 to place in a tie for 32nd — neither advanced to the second round.


Women — Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., shot a four-over-par 75 and is tied for eighth (209) — seven shots behind the leader — heading into the fourth and final round; Alena Sharp, Hamilton, also had a 75 and is tied for 34th (216).


Women’s event

Swimming — Melanie McCann, Mount Carmel, Ont., posted a time of 2:20.81 for 278 points; Donna Vakalis, Toronto, earned 274 (2:22.12).

Fencing (ranking plus bonus round) — McCann compiled a 240 points; Vakalis had 233.

Riding — McCann tied for first to earn 300 points in the show jumping element; Vakalis was eliminated and received no points.

Running and shooting — Vakalis placed 31st in 13:36.19; McCann was 32nd (13:42.43).

Overall — McCann ended the competition in 16th place with 1,296 points; Vakalis finished 33rd (991).


Women — Christine Sinclair of Burnaby, B.C., scored what proved to be the deciding goal in the 52nd minute as Canada captured their second bronze medal in as many Games with a 2-1 win over host Brazil.


Women’s -67 kilogram class — Melissa Pagnotta, Toronto, lost in the round-of-16 to Hyeri Oh of South Korea, 9-3.

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