pm ETMen’s canoe/kayak C1 final STREAM LIVE Team USA’s Casey Eichfeld tries to break out and onto the medals podium in an event historically dominated by European competitors. canoe athlete won a medal in C1 was at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Eichfeld is sitting in third place entering the C1 semifinals, an event where athletes drop into man-made whitewater rapids and must navigate a slalom-style course. James Mc Ewan won bronze, and happens to be the father of Eichfeld’s C2 partner, Devin, in Rio. team of Amy Cozad and Jessica Parratto hope to hang with the world’s best in Rio. women close out their preliminary round matches against a Colombia team that’s had more success on the international stage since the 2012 Olympics, but has been unable to find the back of the net in Rio in their first two contests. Katie Ledecky attempts to extend her reign in the 200m freestyle with an Olympic win, while Michael Phelps tries to reclaim the 200m butterfly throne from South African Chad le Clos, after le Clos left Phelps stunned in the London final.
Virgen/Ontiveros (MEX)STREAM LIVE Ten years after splitting up, Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena reunited to form the top U. Entering the Olympic tournament as the third seed, the U. men hope to keep the momentum going with a win against Mexico’s Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros, a team who also grabbed a W in their first match of the Olympic Games.
His seven medals tied the Olympic mark in any sport for most medals at a single Olympics (held by five men), but his seven gold medals at one Games was a new record, broken only in 2008 by [Michael Phelps], who won eight gold medals in eight events.
Australian [Shane Gould] was so heralded coming into München that the Americans wore tee-shirts proclaiming “All That Glitters Is Not Gould.” Coming into the 1972 Olympics Gould held world records at every freestyle distance from 100 to 1,500 metres.
Their men were especially dominant, winning 9 of 15 golds and 26 of 45 medals.
Their women won 8 of 14 golds and 17 of 42 medals, but Australian women also won 5 golds. American [Mark Spitz] set a goal to win seven gold medals in seven events, and he did so, also winning all of his events in world record time.
Fendrick/Sweat (USA)STREAM LIVE Against the top-ranked Brazilians, Olympic rookies Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat will be tested when they face off against Rio favorites, Larissa and Talita.
Fendrick and Sweat could find themselves in a tough spot with a loss, which would leave them in a must-win situation going into their final match of pool play.
Arthur Biyarslanov, Mandy Bujold, and Ariane Fortin secured their spots on the Olympic team at the 2016 American Qualification Tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The team will be selected based on the slalom canoeists' performances from the National trials in May 2016 along with stages two and three of the ICF World Cup series in La Seu d'Urgell and Pau (both held on the second and third week of June 2016).
Meanwhile, all other boats earned their spots at the 2016 Pan American Sprint Qualifier in Gainesville, Georgia, United States, either by winning their event or when the quota place for their event passed to the highest finisher not qualified.
Canadian riders qualified for the following quota places in the men's and women's Olympic road race (3 per gender) by virtue of their top 5 national ranking in the 2015 UCI America Tour (for men) and top 12 in the UCI World Ranking (for women).
The swim program had been greatly expanded at the past few Olympics, but there was no change in 1972, with the same 15 men’s events and 14 women’s events as in 1968.