Day 9: Canadians go the distance as the Games wind down
Day 9 of the Olympic athletics program is also the last day on the track at Tokyo Olympic Stadium. Canada closed out the venue with two strong performances.
The women’s 4×400-metre relay team of Alicia Brown, Maddy Price, Kyra Constantine and Sage Watson hustled to a fourth-place finish representing Canada with pride in a time of 3:21.84. Falling behind early, the team rallied to challenge for a medal, finishing six tenths of a second behind Jamaica.
DAY 9 CANADIAN RESULTS
|Malindi Elmore||W||Marathon||Final|| 2:30:59 SB|
|Natasha Wodak||W||Marathon||Final|| 2:31:41 SB|
|Dayna Pidhoresky||W||Marathon||Final|| 3:03:10 SB|
|Andrea Seccafien||W||10,000m||Final|| 31:36.36|
|W||4x400m||Final|| 3:21.84 SB|
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“This team ran with so much heart. I’m so proud of these girls. This opportunity meant so much to us. Our goal was to run a 3:21 today, which we did, just short of a Canadian record. I think we exceeded our own expectations. We’re a little heartbroken.” – Alicia Brown
A LOOK AHEAD…
Every race, jump or throw at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games just might turn out to be ‘the highlight of the Games’. Don’t miss a moment of the action.
Here’s a look at Team Canada’s schedule for Day – 10 (Aug. 8):
|MORNING SESSION (Sapporo)|
18:00 (Aug. 7 – EDT)
With so many ways to follow the Games at your fingertips, we created a list of our favourites:
- Daily Canadian schedule
- Meet the team (bios)
- Historical stats (medallists, individual placing by event, placing table)
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Throughout the Games, Caroline Sharp will serve as the Canadian athletics media attaché, while Gilles LeBlanc will assist with race walking and marathon events in Sapporo.
Should you wish to arrange an interview, or need more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Caroline or Gilles. Once a member of the Canadian team returns home, please contact a member of Athletics Canada’s communications team (Amanda or Riley).
Caroline Sharp (Athletics media attaché)
Number (Japan): 81-7043-287-480
Gilles LeBlanc (race walking and marathon media attaché)
Number (Japan): 81-7043-902-316
Amanda Nigh (Athletics Canada – post-Games requests)
Riley Denver (Athletics Canada – post-Games requests)
Looking for a list of all-time Canadian Olympic medallists? The best Canadian placing at the Games by event? Or even the team’s overall placing from 1900 to 2016? You’re in luck. It’s all in one place: www.athletics.ca/events/tokyo-2020-olympic-games.
Updated bios of each Tokyo Olympian can also be found here.