Tokyo Olympics Day 8 Review: Kylie Masse continues Canada's success in the pool

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The majority of action during the Tokyo Olympics happens when most Canadians are fast asleep. While you were cozy in your bed, however, members of Team Canada were making their push for the podium.

Here's what you missed from Day 8 of the Summer Games:

Women's 200m Backstroke Swimming: Kylie Masse takes home second silver of Olympics

Swimming in the women's 200m backstroke, Masse earned a time of 2:05.42 to bring home silver, and a new national record for Canada.

Also finishing on the podium were Australia's Kaylee McKeown and Emily Seebohm. McKeown raced to a time of 2:04.68 while Seebohm finished with a time of 2:06.17.

This medal marks the second Masse has won at the Tokyo Games, as the Canadian also earned silver in the women's 100m backstroke.

"I know I have high expectations of myself, but I'm really happy to have gotten on the podium a second time at an Olympic Games," Masse said.

She now has three all-time medals at the Olympics as she also earned bronze in the women's 100m Backstroke at Rio 2016.

Impressively, Canada has now earned six medals in the pool at these Olympics, and all are from women.

Women's 400m Hurdles: Sage Watson claims spot in semifinal

Racing to a time of 55.54 seconds, Watson tied Italy's Linda Olivieri to finish 17th in Round 1. She'll now race in Semifinal 1. Fellow Canadian Noel Montcalm finished 24th but did not qualify for the semi.

Women's Rugby Sevens: Canada defeats Kenya to finish ninth

The Canadian women defeated Kenya 24-10 to finish ninth in the tournament.

Men's 800m: Marco Arop advances to semifinal

Arop finished with a time of 1:45.26 to finish eighth in Round 1 which qualified him for the semi. Fellow Canadian Brandon McBride earned a time of 1:46.32 but did not earn a lane in the next round.

Men's Individual Golf: Mackenzie Hughes puts forward solid Round 3

Hughes shot six-under-par to finish fourth during Round 3 at the Kasumigaseki Country Club. He and his fellow Canadian Corey Conners are tied for 17th in the tournament after three rounds. United States golfer Xander Schauffele currently owns the lead with a score of -14.

Women's 3m Springboard Diving: Jennifer Abel qualifies for final

With a total of 341.40, Abel finished third in the semifinal to secure a spot in the final. She only trailed Chinese divers Wang Han and Shi Tingmao during the round. Canadian Pamela Ware finished 18th and did not advance to the final.

Men's 100m: Andre De Grasse surges to semifinal

Finishing with a blazing time of 9.91 seconds, the fastest in Round 1, De Grasse earned himself a spot in the semi. Fellow Canadians Gavin Smellie and Bismark Boateng finished 51st and 52nd respectively which wasn't good enough to qualify for the next round. De Grasse will next compete on Day 9 of the Olympics.

Kylie Masse and Andre De Grasse put forward sellar performances on Day 8 of the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty)
Kylie Masse and Andre De Grasse put forward sellar performances on Day 8 of the Tokyo Olympics. (Getty)

Men's 96kg Weightlifting: Boady Santavy narrowly misses podium

Lifting a combined weight of 386kg, Santavy finished fourth in the men's 96kg final. Georgia's Anton Plyesnoy and Venezuela's Keydomar Vallenilla tied by lifting a total weight of 387kg, a result which awarded Plyesnoy silver and Vallenilla bronze. Qatar's Fares Ibrahim Elbakh earned gold by lifting an Olympic record of 402kg.

Santavy lifted the most of any competitor during the snatch lift, clearing 178kg.

Way Beyond Gold: Tony Hawk has to explain Margielyn Didal's joke to reporter

22-year-old Marigelyn Didal of the Philippines competed in the first-ever skateboarding event at the Olympics after winning gold at the Asian Games in 2018. During the Tokyo Games, Didal got to take a photo with one of the legends of the sport, Tony Hawk.

On social media, Didal jokingly captioned the photo "this guy asked me to take a photo with him and I let him because he looks like Tony Hawk."

The joke seemed pretty apparent, but apparently, one reporter didn't quite catch on.

"I was asked during an interview today," Hawk started. "How does it feel to go to the Olympics and not be recognized by competing skaters, like Margielyn Didal?" So I had to explain that she was joking with her caption. My life is weird."

Hawk, one of the most famous names in the game, definitely knows how to take things lightly.

How many medals has Canada won in the Summer Olympics?

Canada is now up to 12 medals in Tokyo heading into Day 9.

Gold: Margaret Mac Neil (women's 100m butterfly), Maude Charron (weightlifting, women's 64kg), Women's Eight Rowing

Silver: Women's 4x100m freestyle relay, Jennifer Abel and Melissa Citrini-Beaulieu (women's 3m synchronized springboard), Kylie Masse (women's 100m backstroke), Kylie Masse (women's 200m backstroke)

Bronze: Jessica Klimkait (judo, women's under-57 kg), Softball, Catherine Beauchemin-Pinard (judo, women's 63kg), Penny Oleksiak (women's 200m freestyle), Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens (women's pair rowing)

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