TOKYO — 4 up, 4 down for Canada’s top-ranked seaside volleyball duo — they usually’ve accomplished it with out dropping a single set.
Toronto’s Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan of Kitchener, Ont., stay good on the Tokyo Olympics after profitable their round-of-16 match on Monday.
The Canadian duo dispatched Spain’s Liliana Fernandez Steiner and Elsa Baquerizo McMillan 2-0, overpowering their opponents 21-13, 21-13.
Humana-Paredes and Pavan, the reigning world champions, have received all 4 of their pool matches 2-0.
Canada is the one nation with two groups left within the match.
Humana-Paredes and Pavan will face Australia’s Mariafe Artacho Del Photo voltaic and Taliqua Clancy within the quarterfinals on Tuesday.
That match can be held proper after Heather Bansley of Waterdown, Ont., and Toronto’s Brandie Wilkerson play Latvia’s Tina Graudina and Anastasija Kravcenoka of their quarterfinal matchup.
“Usually at this stage there can be two People or two Brazilians however you are seeing two Canadians now and I believe that claims quite a bit about our program and our federation,” mentioned Humana-Paredes. “I believe as a rustic we needs to be actually pleased with the place we’re.”
Humana-Paredes and Pavan have been dominant since they first partnered collectively 5 years in the past. They’ve reached the finals at 14 worldwide occasions and received seven, together with the 2019 world title and a 2018 Commonwealth Video games gold.
In observe and discipline, two sisters from Toronto are by to the semifinals of the 1,500 metres.
Gabriela Debues-Stafford received her warmth in 4 minutes 3.70 seconds forward of Britain’s Laura Muir to qualify for Wednesday’s first semifinal. Her youthful sister Lucia Stafford completed seventh with a personal-best time of 4:03.52 and superior to the second semifinal.
“I’ve my eyes on one thing massive within the finals, so I am blissful to get the primary spherical accomplished,” mentioned Debues-Stafford. “I felt actually good doing it.”
Natalia Hawthorn of North Vancouver, B.C., got here in tenth in her warmth and was eradicated.
Toronto’s Crystal Emmanuel had a bounce-back efficiency, sooner or later after failing to advance to the ladies’s 100 closing. The 29-year-old certified for the 200 closing with a first-place end in her warmth in a season-best time of twenty-two.74 seconds.
There have been some blended outcomes for Canada within the canoe dash.
Andreanne Langlois of Lac Beauport, Que., and Michelle Russell of Fall River, N.S., certified for the 200-metre kayak single semifinals. Langlois received her quarterfinal in 41.728 seconds. Russell narrowly superior, beating out Britain’s Emily Lewis by five-thousandths of a second.
“I am glad to be on the correct facet of the picture end,” mentioned Russell. “I had no concept the place I used to be for the entire race. After we crossed the road, Emily Lewis proper subsequent to me, we’re one another and did not know what was happening.”
The boys’s workforce of Roland Varga and Connor Fitzpatrick superior to the 1,000-metre canoe double semifinal.
However Simon McTavish of Oakville, Ont., was eradicated from the 1,000 kayak singles. The workforce of Alanna Bray-Lougheed and Madeline Schmidt did not progress within the 500-metre kayak double.
In wrestling, Danielle Lappage of Olds, Alta., misplaced her opening ladies’s 68-kilogram match 7-0 to Russian wrestler Khanum Velieva and did not advance to the quarterfinal.
“I used to be actually assured, I had feeling and I simply thought it might have ended in another way,” mentioned Lappage.