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Canadian Sport Institute Pacific – BOM DIA DE RIO! // GOOD DAY FROM RIO!

DAY #13

Thursday, August 18, 2016 // Quinta-feira, 18 Agosto, 2016

A special edition of Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.
A daily update from Rio 2016 by the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Featuring daily news from the Games about how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are performing, athlete profiles and their social media, live from Rio!



“These Olympics have had more than their share of good days for Canadian athletes, but none have matched what happened on Day 13 in Rio, with Canadians taking home an incredible four medals.

Meaghan Benfeito started it all with her second medal of the Games, a bronze in Women’s 10m platform. Next, Erica Wiebe’s gold in 75kg Freestyle Wrestling was the perfect follow-up. We #BeWiebe, Erica!

The evening was topped off with spectacular action, with Damian Warner taking the bronze in Decathlon and Andre De Grasse showing the world the future of sprinting with a silver in the 200m.

With 18 medals, Canada has already matched our medal total from London 2012 with three days left to go in these Games. And our four gold medals is already our most in 24 years, since Barcelona in 1992.

It’s been an incredible first 13 days. Bring on the next three!”

Wendy Pattenden
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific



Find out how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are faring at the Rio Olympics


Ten Tough Events, One Beautiful Medal For Damian Warner

Damian Warner (London, ON) showed the world why he was tabbed to end on the podium, garnering Canada’s third medal of the day with a bronze in the Decathlon. In an incredibly tight race with bronze on the line, he powered through the last event – the 1500m – finishing that race in a strong 5th place, and taking home the bronze.

Friday night should be an exciting one for Canadians after this morning’s success in both the Women’s and Men’s 4x100m Relay.  In the Women’s race, CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes Phylicia George (Markham, ON)  and Khamica Bingham (Brampton, ON) and their teammates Crystal Emmanuel and Farah Jacques finished fourth in their heat and qualified for Friday night’s final.

Shortly after, in the Men’s race, Aaron Brown (Toronto, ON) and teammates Akeem Haynes, Brendon Rodney and Bolade Ajomale ran their 4x100m in 37.89s, the second fastest time in Canadian history. They also race in the finals tomorrow night.

Melissa Bishop (Eganville, ON)  800m had a very strong race, coming in 2nd in her semi-final, which advances her to the finals for the 800m at 5:15pm PST on Saturday.  

In Men’s 1500m semi-finals, Nathan Brannen (Cambridge, ON) finished 7th in his semi-final and qualified for Saturday evening’s finals. Charles Philibert-Thiboutot (Quebec City, QC) finished 8th in his semi-final and did not advance.

In the morning’s Shot Put qualifications, Tim Nedow (Brockville, ON) came in 8th in his group of 17, narrowly missing the cut to go to tonight’s final.



Nyhaug Rolls Over The Competition On His Way To The Semis

Cycling – BMX

In the quarter-finals of Cycling – BMX, Tory Nyhaug (Coquitlam, BC) showed why he’s considered one of the world’s best, narrowly avoiding a huge crash in his first race to come in 1st, 1st and 2nd respectively in his three races.  He will next race in the semi-finals at 9:38am PST on Friday.


 Additional News:


In the Men’s Triathlon, Tyler Mislawchuk (Oak Bluff, MB) finished an impressive 15th place with a time of 1:47:50. A first-time Olympian,  Mislawchuk, was the youngest competitor in the triathlon in Rio.



Tory Nyhaug

Sport: Cycling – BMX
Born: April 17, 1992
Birthplace: New Westminster, BC
Hometown: Coquitlam, BC

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  • Tory cruised through today’s quarter-finals, winning both of his first two runs. He takes on the competition in tomorrow’s semi-final at 9:38am



the number of years since Canada last won four medals at a Summer Olympics. At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Team Canada took home seven gold medals.




Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.


The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific is part of a group of seven institutes and centres that make up the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN). COPSIN works in partnership with Sport Canada, local provincial governments, the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Coaching Association of Canada and Own The Podium. The team of sport scientists and medical experts that call these facilities home provide programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada. Canadian wrestler and gold medalist Erica Wiebe has honed her craft while training at the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary.


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About Canadian Sport Institute Pacific: Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence.
Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific ( is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fueled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate. Our team of sport scientists and medical experts provide leading edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada.

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Noah Wheelock
Manager, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Lance Doucet
Coordinator, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific