With the time difference, it will be more difficult for fans to follow the Tokyo Olympics.
At Balle Courbe, however, we made it our mission to help you make the most crucial decision of these Olympics; am I trying to stay up or am I going to sleep?
Every day, we will bring out the important competitions for Canada. It will at least allow you to make an informed decision about your sleep.
The withdrawal of Tyler Mislawchuk greatly diminished Canada’s chances in this new Olympic event. It’s not as if the Canadian squad are among the favorites at the start anyway, but the injury greatly reduces the chances of a surprise. That being said, it remains a new event which is at the best possible time for us.
It’s rare that you can follow archery supporting Canada, but that’s exactly what Duenas is giving us tonight. It’s a round of 16 clash in his case. He comes in as the favorite, but it’s not like victory is assured for the Canadian. This is definitely your chance if you want to watch some archery counting for Canada.
Kylie Masse is without a doubt Canada’s best medal prospect on Day 8. She has already won silver in the 100 meters and had the fourth fastest time in the semi-final over 200 meters. She had won bronze at the world championships in the 200m as well, so she could very well add to the women’s medal harvest.
This is when you can go to bed. Day 8 is pretty slim for Canada in terms of medal hopes and the most popular competitions are going to play out when you wake up anyway.
If you go to bed later, you can still encourage the Quebec boxer. It’s a quarterfinal fight in which she is overlooked because of her opponent’s strength. On the other hand, if she managed to beat it, it would be a very good sign for the rest of her competition.
It’s the semi-final, so we’re not at the end of where you have to stay awake at an impossible hour. It’s still encouraging to see Ware and Abel in the top four in qualifying. They are very likely to fight for bronze behind the Chinese, who seem simply unbeatable.
You can see the time for the semi-final because the final is at 8:50 am. However, a Canadian qualification for this final would already be a big accomplishment, so it’s not like hoping for a Canadian podium in this event which always attracts a ton of attention.
We are still waiting for Canada’s first men’s medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Santavy could very well be the first one even if it is not assured. It would still be quite an accomplishment for the Canadian weightlifting program, which had just four medals in total in the discipline before the Tokyo Games.
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