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Tokyo Olympics Day 10 Review: Canada will play for soccer gold after upsetting U.S.

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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 10 of the Summer Games:

Women's soccer: Canada will play for gold after defeating United States in semifinal

London, Ontario's Jessie Fleming scored on a penalty kick in the 74th-minute which held up as the game's only goal as Canada defeated the United States 1-0.

"Our goal coming here was to change the colour. Two back-to-back bronzes. We were kind of sick of that. And this team, wow. What a performance. What a fight. One more to go," Canadian captain Christine Sinclair said after the match.

The victory put Canada into the gold medal game for the first time in its Olympic history and marked just the fourth time Canada has defeated the U.S. in 64 total meetings. It will play Sweden for gold on Thursday at 10:00 pm EDT.

Women's 1500m: Stafford sisters qualified for semifinal

Canadian sisters, Lucia Stafford and Gabriela DeBues-Stafford, finished seventh and eighth respectively in Round 1, and both earned a spot in the semi.

Women's K1 200m Canoe Sprint: Andreanne Langlois and Michelle Russell qualify for quarterfinal

Langlois finished fifth in Heat 3 with a time of 41.525 seconds and Russell finished fifth in Heat 5 with a time of 42.236 seconds, and both will race in the quarters.

Men's C2 1000m Canoe Sprint: Roland Varga and Connor Fitzpatrick will race in quarterfinal

Rowing to a time of 3:49.263, Varga and Fitzpatrick earned fifth place in Heat 1 and will race in the quarters.

Men's 3000m Steeplechase: Matthew Hughes misses podium with sixth-place finish

Canada's Hughes finished sixth-place in the men's 3000m steeplechase with a time of 8:16.03. Fellow Canadian John Gay earned 15th with a time of 8:35.41.

Morocco's Soufiane Elbakkali captured gold with a time of 8:08.90, Ethiopia's Lamecha Girma secured silver with a time of 8:10.38, and Kenya's Benjamin Kigen claimed bronze with a time of 8:11.45.

Women's Duet Artistic Swimming: Claudia Holzner and Jacqueline Simoneau have strong performance

Performing in the Duet Free Routine, Holzner and Simoneau earned a respectable score of 91.233 to finish fifth. The duo will now compete in the Duet Technical Routine for a spot in the final.

Women's Pole Vault: Anicka Newell advances from qualification

Canada's Newell cleared 4.55m to advance from the qualification round. 

Women's 5000m: Andrea Seccafien finishes 15th in final

Seccafien ran to a time of 15:12.09 to earn a 15th-placed finish in the 5000m final.

Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands won gold with a time of 14:36.79, Kenya's Hellen Obiri claimed silver with a time of 14:38.36, and Ethiopia's Gudaf Tsegay nabbed bronze with a time of 14:38.87.

Way Beyond Gold: Dutch Olympian falls down, gets up, finishes first

To most, falling down during your race on the final lap is a devastating blow and one that's impossible to recover from.

As we learned on Day 10 of the Olympics, however, Sifan Hassan is not like most people.

The runner from the Netherlands tripped up shortly after she crossed the line to begin the final lap. Losing an incredible amount of distance, Hassan's chances took a big hit, but only for a second as it turned out.

There's Hassan absolutely giving it during the final lap of the race and coming from behind to pass everyone.

She finished with a time of 4:05.17, the best time in Heat 2.

Day 10 of the Olympics is one that Hassan will never forget. In addition to this miraculous victory, she also secured gold in the women's 5000m final.

How many medals has Canada won in the Summer Olympics?

Canada has 14 medals in Tokyo heading into Day 11.

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), Women's 4x100 medley relay, Andre De Grasse (men's 100m)

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