Rio 2016 Olympic Update (Day 4)

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Every host country brings something different to the Olympic Games when the major showcase gets to their country.

The fans always try to be great hosts and show that their country is a welcoming one that allows all fans to celebrate their countries.

The Brazilians are no different as they are welcoming the world to Rio de Janeiro and seemingly making everyone feel like a part of the party.

At least that is the case outside of competition because in competition the Brazilians are bringing some of their patented passion to the venues.

The Olympics are games where, for the most part, everyone is cheered because they are coming out to compete.

Fans understand that the Olympics are a different beast in the sports world and that amateur athletes are coming to compete.

These are not athletes that get paid massive sums of money to compete and so more often than not fans will cheer either team.

At the very least they give a respectful, if not hole-hearty, cheer to the team they are not cheering for.

That is simply because there is a respect there for any athlete coming out to compete in the Olympics.

The work it takes deserves respect and most fans know that about these Olympians so they remain respectful in every event.

In Rio, the respect is clearly still there in every event but they are not ones to hide their loyalties while the match or game is going on.

This year there has been a large number of boos in the crowd at every event and for multiple reasons.

One of the first times the boos started raining down was in the pool where fans made sure everyone knew what they thought of the controversial Russian team.

A few of the Russian swimmers had just recently been reinstated after being banned for doping and the fans knew it when they walked onto the pool deck.

It was the first time in recent memory that displeasure was so potent in the Olympics and that a story from before the Olympics began truly made itself known during the events.

The boos have not only been reserved for the Russian teams though as the Brazilian fans are letting everyone know who they are cheering for in every event.

Anyone that happens to go head to head against those Brazilian teams gets a great chorus of boos.solympics-sidebar.fw

No matter who is playing them the Brazilians will always see massive cheers while the other teams hear the exact opposite in every match-up.

For some, it might not express the true feeling of the Olympics as it is all about these athletes giving everything they have and that booing them takes away some of that respect that they all deserve.

That respect is definitely deserved by all but Brazilian fans are rarely unhappy with the opposing team should they lose.

The fans give the respect they deserve but this is sports and this is sports that involve national pride on the biggest level.

Naturally, the Brazilians don’t want anyone else winning but their own teams and their own athletes.

If they can make some kind of impact on the opposing to team to help their own country move on they are sure to try it.

So they begin to boo and in some cases that is all you can hear in any venue.

The opposing athletes are hearing it too as they are noticing the new hostility towards them when they play against the Brazilians.

It is bringing a new level to the Olympics this year as it is much more like a professional game than it has ever been before.

The Brazilians truly have a home field advantage to the level that has never been seen before in the Olympics.

If it can get them some extra medals when the Olympics end it will all be worth it for the home fans.

The fact is the Brazilians are a passionate people and they are showing that passion through sports and showing that they are behind their athletes at every event which can only be a great thing throughout these Olympics.

The Canadian Story:

Staying Power
Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion have been two of the most consistent Canadian athletes in the Summer Olympics as they are always in the running for Diving medals taking the Bronze in 2012 and once again taking Bronze this year to add to the medal total

Finishing First
The Women’s Soccer team were one of the most inspirational parts of the London Olympics when they won bronze and they are taking that to new levels as they beat Germany in their final group stage game to finish first in their group and being their pursuit of a better medal

Gone Again
Genie Bouchard ended her singles tournament early on Day 3 when she lost her second match and once again she was eliminated this time in the doubles tournament as her Olympics are officially over

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Day 4 Medal Results:

Day 5 Medal Events:

Canoe Slalom
Men’s Canoe Single
1. Denis Gargaud Chanut (FRA)
2. Matej Beňuš (SVK)
3. Takuya Haneda (JPN)

Diving
Women’s Synchronised 10m Platform
1. R.L. Chen & H.L. Liu (CHN)
2. P. Rinong & J.H. Cheong (MAS)
3. M. Benfeito & R. Filion (CAN)

Equestrian
Team Eventing
1. Russia
2. USA
3. Sweden

Individual Eventing
1. Joris Vanspringel (GER)
2. Pietro Roman (ITA)
3. Tim Lips (NED)

Fencing
Men’s Individual Épée
1. Park Sang-Young (KOR)
2. Géza Imre (HUN)
3. Gauthier Grumier (FRA)

Gymnastics
Women’s Team All-Around
1. USA
2. Russia
3. China

Judo
Men’s 81kg
1. Khasan Khalmurzaev (RUS)
2. Travis Stevens (USA)
3. S. Toma (UAE)/T. Nagase (JPN)

Women’s 63kg
1. Tina Trstenjak (SLO)
2. Clarisse Agbegnenou (FRA)
3. Y. Gerbi (ISR)/A. van Emden (NED)

Shooting
Women’s 25m Pistol
1. Anna Korakaki (GRE)
2. Monika Karsch (GER)
3. Heidi Diethelm Gerber (SUI)

Swimming
Men’s 200m Butterfly
1. Michael Phelps (USA)
2. Masato Sakai (JPN)
3. Tamás Kenderesi (HUN)

Men’s 4x200m Freestyle
1. USA
2. Great Britain
3. Japan

Women’s 200m Freestyle
1. Katie Ledecky (USA)
2. Sarah Sjöström (SWE)
3. Emma McKeon (AUS)

Women’s 200m Individual Medley
1. Katina Hosszú (HUN)
2. Siobhan-Mari O’Connor (GBR)
3. Madeline Dirado (USA)

Weightlifting
Women’s 63kg
1. Deng Wei (CHN)
2. Choe Hyo Sim (PRK)
3. Karina Goricheva (KAZ)

Canoe Slalom
Men’s Kayak Single

Cycling
Men’s Time Trial
Women’s Time Trial

Diving
Men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard

Fencing
Men’s Individual Sabre
Women’s Individual Foil

Gymnastics
Men’s Individual All-Around

Judo
Men’s 90kg
Women’s 70kg

Rowing
Men’s Quadruple Sculls
Women’s Quadruple Sculls

Shooting
Men’s 50m Pistol
Men’s Double Trap

Swimming
Men’s 200m Breaststroke
Men’s 100m Freestyle
Women’s 200m Butterfly
Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay

Table Tennis
Women’s Singles

Weightlifting
Women’s 77kg

 

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