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Rio report card, Day 12: No medals, but De Grasse is looking fine


RIO DE JANEIRO—No medals, but near misses for Canada on Day 12 of the Summer Games in Rio.

Canada’s show jumping team lost a jump-off for the bronze medal to Germany in the team event Wednesday. Montreal wrestler Dori Yeats was later beaten in a bronze-medal match in the women’s 69-kilogram class.

Stalled at 14 medals — three gold, two silver and nine bronze — Canada ranked 12th among countries in the overall medal count. The goal is a top 12 finish when competition concludes Sunday.

The United States continued to dominate with 93 medals and 30 of them gold. China followed with 54 ahead of Britain at 50.

The Canadian team totalled 18 medals — including one gold — four years ago in London.

The good:

Andre De Grasse of Markham, Ont., is second to Usain Bolt in the 200-metre semifinals and sets up an intriguing final Thursday.

Damian Warner of London, Ont., ranks third after the first day of the decathlon.

Divers Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion, both of Laval, Que., advance to the final of the women’s 10-metre tower.

Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, Que., and Fine Lady have yet to knock down a rail in show jumping heading into Friday’s individual final.

The bad:

The Germans rode clean in the jump-off for show jumping team bronze. Canada did not.

Yeats presses for points in the final seconds of her bronze-medal bout with Sweden’s Jenny Fransson, but falls short of the podium.

Canada’s run in men’s volleyball ends with a straight sets loss to defending champion and world No. 3 Russia in the quarter-finals.

Ones to watch Thursday:

De Grasse in the 200-metres.

Warner in decathlon.

Benfeito and Filion in the diving final.

Winnipeg’s Tyler Mislawchuk and Andrew Yorke of Caledon East in men’s triathlon.

Erica Wiebe of Stittsville, Ont., in women’s wrestling 75-kg division.

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., and Hamilton’s Alena Sharp in the second round of women’s golf.

Paddlers Ryan Cochrane of Windsor, N.S., and Hugues Fournel, Dorval, Que., in the K2 200-metre sprint final.

Grade: C

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