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Tokyo Olympics Day 7 Review: Canada earns more gold and Penny's record put on hold

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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 7 of the Summer Games:

Women's Eight Rowing: Canada wins first rowing gold of Olympics

Canadians Lisa Roman, Kasia Gruchalla-Wesierski, Christine Roper, Andrea Proske, Susanne Grainger, Madison Mailey, Sydney Payne, Avalon Wasteneys and Kristen Kit all received gold medals for placing first in the women's eight rowing final.

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Canada finished the race with a time of 5:59.13 to earn the top spot. The Australians, not too far behind, rowed to a time of 6:00.04. China claimed bronze with a time of 6:01.21.

This marked Canada's first gold in the event since the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

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A jubilant Kit was fired up after taking home a gold medal.

The gold is the second medal Canada has earned at the Olympics in rowing, along with a bronze in women's pair won by Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens.

Women's 100m Freestyle Swimming: Oleksiak just misses podium

The Canadian swimmer finished fourth in the women's 100m freestyle event, missing out on bronze by seven hundredths of a second. Australia's Cate Campbell finished third with a time of 52.52 seconds, China's Siobhan Haughey claimed silver, swimming to a time of 52.27 seconds, while Emma McKeon of Australia won gold with a time of 51.96 seconds.

Penny Oleksiak remains stuck on six all-time Olympic medals, one shy of setting a new Canadian record.

Women's Soccer: Canada defeats Brazil in penalty kicks

After a scoreless regulation and overtime, Canada and Brazil settled their quarterfinal match in penalty kicks.

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Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé turned aside two shots while Vanessa Gilles scored on Canada's fifth kick to seal the victory. Canada will now play the United States in the semifinal.

Women's Individual Trampoline: MacLennan misses podium

Rosie MacLennan, the back-to-back Olympic gold medallist, finished fourth in the event with a score of 55.460. These mark the trampolinist's fourth Games, as she's represented Canada in Beijing, London, Rio and now Tokyo. China's Zhu Xueying and Liu Lingling earned gold and silver respectively, while Bryony Page of Great Britain took home bronze.

Women's 3m Springboard Diving: Abel, Ware impress in preliminary round

Jennifer Abel finished third with a score of 332.40 while Pamela Ware earned a total of 330.10 to finish fourth. Both will compete in the semifinal, which takes place on Day 8.

Women's 4x100m Medley Relay Swimming: Canada finishes with top time in preliminary heats

The team of Taylor Ruck, Sydney Pickrem, Margaret Mac Neil and Kayla Sanchez swam to an impressive time of 3:55.17 to outpace all other teams in the heats. Canada will now compete for a gold medal in the event on Day 9 of the Olympics.

Men's 4x100m Medley Relay Swimming: Canada qualifies for final

Markus Thormeyer, Gabe Mastromatteo, Joshua Liendo, and Yuri Kisil finished eighth in the preliminary heats to claim a lane in the final. The team will swim for gold on Day 9 of the games.

Women's 200m Backstroke Swimming: Masse, Ruck both qualify for final

Canada's Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck will both be swimming for gold in the women's 200m backstroke after strong efforts in the semifinal. Masse swam to a time of 2:07.82, which was good for fourth, while Ruck earned a time of 2:08.73, finishing seventh. Both will race for gold on Day 8 of the Olympics.

Men's 50m Freestyle Swimming: Hayden claims spot in semifinal

Finishing eighth in the preliminary heats with a time of 21.85 seconds, Brent Hayden will swim in the semis. Fellow Canadian Liendo missed the cut, finishing 18th.

Men's 3000m Steeplechase: Hughes, Gay advance from Round 1

Canadians Matthew Hughes and John Gay qualified for the next round in the men's 300m steeplechase. Hughes, who earned a time of 8:13.56. finished seventh, while Gay's time of 8:16.99 was good for 11th.

Men's Volleyball: Canada picks up straight-sets victory over Venezuela

The Canadians defeated Venezuela three sets to zero, improving their record at the tournament to 2-2. The team currently sits in second place of Group A. Canada next plays Poland on Day 9 of the Games.

Men's High Jump: Lovett advances from qualifiers

Clearing a height of 2.28m, Django Lovett is moving on to the next round in men's high jumping. Fellow Canadian, Michael Mason, missed the cut as he only cleared 2.25m.

Men's Field Hockey: Canada picks up draw to end tournament

Canada and South Africa played to a 4-4 tie, meaning Canada will finish in sixth place of Pool B and without a win.

Women's 5000m: Seccafien advances from Round 1

Andrea Seccafien is moving on to the next round at the Olympics, as she ran to a time of 14:59.55 to claim the 15th and final qualifying spot. Fellow Canadians Kate Van Buskirk and Julie-Anne Staehli finished 27th and 32nd respectively and did not qualify.

Way Beyond Gold: Oleksiak's father shares an unbelievable story about her

In case you're wondering, the Canadian swimmer has always been a fierce competitor.

Appearing on CBC, her father, Richard, shared this legendary story.

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"I always think of a story when she was really little when they had a push-up contest with older kids," her father started. "So she was doing push-ups and she lost her balance and she broke a tooth, and she put the tooth in her hand and continued doing push-ups."

Where anybody else would've stopped, Olekisak gathered her tooth and kept going.

How many medals has Canada won in the Summer Olympics?

Canada is now up to 11 medals in Tokyo heading into Day 8.

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)

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)

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