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After three straight days of double-digit podium finishes, Canadian athletes added just two medals today in Birmingham, England. The women’s rhythmic gymnastics team won gold, while diver Caeli McKay took bronze in the women’s 10m platform.
In seven days of competition, Canada won 59 medals (17 gold, 20 silver, 22 bronze). It’s good for third place in the standings. Learn more about today’s top Canadian performances and watch the highlights here.
Day eight should be more productive for Canada, with strong medal contenders in a variety of sports. Here’s who to look for and which of the six streaming channels available on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports app and CBC Gem you can watch them on:
Diving: Mia Vallée in women’s 1m springboard, and Rylan Wiens and Nathan Zsombor-Murray in men’s synchro 10
Vallée, 21, won bronze in the women’s 1m a few weeks ago at the world championships in Hungary, where she added a silver in the 3m. Also competing for Canada in the 1m, Margo Erlam placed ninth at the world championships. Assuming they pass the morning preliminaries, Vallée and Erlam will look to earn a medal in the finals at 1:05 p.m. ET on Channel 2.
Wiens, 20, and Zsombor-Murray, 19, have just won a bronze medal in the 10m synchro at the world championships, where they were competing together for only the second time. They are one of six tandems in the final at 2:23 p.m. ET on Channel 2.
Athletics: Alex Dupont and Josh Cassidy in the men’s wheelchair 1500m final
Dupont, 36, is the defending champion of this event. Cassidy, 37, was one of Canada’s flag bearers at the opening ceremony before finishing fourth in the marathon last weekend. The former Boston, Chicago, London and Los Angeles marathon champion won bronze in the 1,500m at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
The race takes place at 2:55 p.m. ET on Channel 1.
Wrestling: Linda Morais, Ana Godinez Gonzalez, Amar Dhesi and Lachlan McNeil
Friday is the first of two days of wrestling competition. Canada is looking to continue its strong showing on the mats in 2018, when it finished second in total medals with 10. Former world champion Linda Morais (women’s 68kg division), Ana Godinez Gonzalez (women’s 62kg) , Amar Dhesi (125 kg men) and Lachlan McNeil (65 kg men) are among the Canadians who could fight for medals on Friday.
The preliminary round matches in the various weight classes can be seen from 7:30 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. ET on channel 2, and the medal fights from noon to 2:30 p.m. ET on channel 4.
Beach volleyball: Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Parades in the women’s quarter-finals, and Sam Schachter and Daniel Dearing in the men’s quarter-finals
The defending champions went through their three group matches without dropping a set. They will play their quarterfinal match in the 9:30 a.m. ET to 12:30 p.m. ET session on Channel 1.
The other Canadian duo competing in Birmingham, Schachter and Dearing, also went unbeaten in pool and will play the men’s quarter-finals at 2 p.m. ET on Channel 5.
The women’s and men’s semi-finals will take place on Saturday and the finals on Sunday.
How to watch: Six different live event streams air daily on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports app and CBC Gem, starting at 3:30 a.m. ET. You can find all six channels here.
*Special thanks to CBC Sports Researcher Jennifer Haynes for her help in compiling Canadian Athletes to Watch Every Day.