Day 13, Thursday, turned out to be the best for Canuck athletes so far. Four medals in total were won, 1 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze.
Men’s 200m: Markham’s Andre DeGrasse picked up a silver after running the 200 metres in 20.02 seconds. The overwhelming winner was Jamaica’s Usain Bolt.
Women’s Wrestling: Stittsville, Ontario’s Erica Wiebe won gold in the 75 kilogram wrestling final winning with a perfect score of 6-0. Quite a change in fortunes as Wiebe didn’t make Canada’s team for last summer’s Pan Am Games in Toronto.
Decathalon: London, Ontario’s Damian Warner won bronze in the Decathlon. Warner competed for Canada in the decathlon at the 2012 London Olympics, finishing fifth.
Women’s Diving: Montreal’s Meaghan Benfeito captured her first ever individual medal, a bronze in 10-metre synchronized platform.
Canada will have several opportunities to add to the total medal count on Day 14:
Women’s Soccer: Canada’s women will face off against Brazil in the 3rd place final.
BMX Cycling: B.C’s Tory Nyhaug is in the semis of the BMX cycling event.
Men’s 4 x 100 metre: Andre De Grasse will be back on the track again tonight, joining the men’s relay team.
Women’s Golf: Brooke Henderson and Alena Sharp look to move up the leaderboard in Round 3 of women’s golf.
Canada’s total medal count after Day 13 is 18 with 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 11 Bronze.