We are now seven days into the track and field portion of the Tokyo Olympics, and most of our Canadian athletes have already toed the line in the respective events. It can be tough to keep track of all the results over multiple days of competition, so to help all our Canadian track fans out, we’ve compiled a quick roundup of all the Canadian results thus far. Check it out below, and keep following our athletes as they compete for Canada at the Olympic Games.
Kate Van Buskirk: 15:14.96 for 14th in her heat, did not qualify for the final.
Julie-Anne Staehli: 15:33.39 for 17th in her heat, did not qualify for the final.
Andrea Seccafien: 14:59.96 in the semis; 15:12.09 for 15th place in the final.
Luc Bruchet finished 13th in his heat in 13:44.08 and did not advance to the final.
Justyn Knight finished third in his heat in 13:30.22. In the final he finished seventh in 13:04.38.
Mohammed Ahmed finished second in his heat in 13:38.96, then ran an incredible race in the final, winning the silver medal in 12:58.61.
Mohammed Ahmed: 6th in a season’s best time of 27:47.76.
Andrea Seccafien ran a strong race against a stacked field, finishing 14th in 31:36.36 – the second fastest time ever run by a Canadian woman in this event.
Noelle Montcalm: 55.85 for 6th in her heat, did not qualify for the semi-finals.
Sage Watson: 55.54 for 4th in her heat; 55.51 for 5th in her heat, did not qualify for the final.
Brandon McBride: 6th in his heat, did not qualify for the semifinal.
Marco Arop: first in his heat; 1:44.90 for 7th in his heat, did not qualify for the final
Madeleine Kelly: 5th in her heat, did not advance to the semi-final.
Lindsey Butterworth: 5th in her heat, did not advance to the semi-final.
Melissa Bishop-Nriagu: 4th in her heat, did not advance to the semi-final.
Men’s 3,000m steeplechase
Matt Hughes: 8:13.56 in his heat; 8:16.03 in the final for 6th.
John Gay: 8:16.99 in his heat; 8:35.41 in the final for 15th.
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Women’s 3,000m steeplechase
Genevieve Lalonde: 9:22.64 (a personal best and national record) for 4th in her heat, qualified for the final. She set another personal best and national record in the final, running 9:22.40 for 11th place.
Regan Yee: 9:41.14 for 8th in her heat, did not qualify for the final.
Alycia Butterworth: 9:34.25 for 10th in her heat, did not qualify for the final.
Crystal Emmanuel: 11.21 in the semi-final, did not qualify for the final.
Khamica Bigham: 11.22 in the semi-final, did not qualify for the final.
Andre De Grasse: 9.89 seconds (PB) for the bronze medal.
Gavin Smellie: 10.44 in the first round, did not advance to the semi-final.
Bismark Boateng: 10.47 in the first round, did not advance to the semi-final.
Gabriela DeBues-Stafford: won her heat to advance to the semi-finals; placed third in the semi-final in a season’s best 3:58 to qualify for the final. In the final she ended up in fifth in 3:58.93, a massive improvement on her 25th place finish in Rio.
Lucia Stafford: advanced to the semi-finals with the fastest non-automatic qualifying time (4:03.52); ran another PB of 4:02.12 in the semi-final for 6th, did not advance to the final.
Natalia Hawthorn: 10th in her heat, did not qualify for the semi-final.
Crystal Emmanuel: a season’s best 22.74 to win her heat and advance to the semi-final; placed 15th in the semis and did not qualify for the final.
Andre De Grasse ran a Canadian record time of 19.62 to win the gold medal, the first time Canada has won the event since Percy Williams in 1928.
Aaron Brown finished sixth in 20.20 in his first Olympic final.
Kyra Constantine placed fourth in her heat in 51.69 to qualify for the semifinal where she placed 15th. She did not advance to the final.
Natassha McDonald placed seventh in her heat and did not qualify for the semifinal.
Men’s 4 x 100m relay
Team Canada (made of Brown, Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney and De Grasse) ran 37.92 for second in their heat. In the final, the team took the bronze medal thanks to a fiery kick from De Grasse in 37.70, a season’s best for the team.
Women’s 4 x 400m relay
The Canadian team of Alicia Brown, Watson, Maddy Price and Constantine finished fifth in their heat in a season’s best time of 3:24.05 to qualify for the final. They ran a strong race in the final, but just missed the podium, landing in fourth in 3:21.84, a season’s best performance.
Georgia Ellenwood earned a total of 6077 points for 20th place.
Nina Schultz (a Chinese-Canadian competing for China) finished 10th with a personal best score of 6,318 points.
Damian Warner won the gold medal and became only the fourth decathlete in history to score over 9,000 points. His 9,018 points is also a new Canadian and Olympic record.
Pierce LePage finished fifth in his first Olympics Games with a personal best score of 8604 points.
Malindi Elmore, Canada’s marathon record-holder, ran an incredible race and finished ninth in 2:30:59. Natasha Wodak was not far behind in 13th in 2:31:41, and after a difficult race, Dayna Pidhoresky finished 73rd in 3:03:10.
In only his second official marathon, Ben Preisner finished 46th in 2:19:27, followed by Trevor Hofbauer in 48th in 2:19:57. Cam Levins started out with the leaders but faded to 72nd in 2:28:43.