Rio 2016: Canada adds 2 more medals on Day 3 of Summer Games

RIO DE JANEIRO – Canada’s women’s rugby sevens team won a historic medal, whileKylie Masse continued Canada’s rise to relevance in the pool.

A pair of bronze performances on Day 3 of the Rio Olympics gave Canada its first multi-medal day of the Games and kept it on pace for its overall goal of 19 podium finishes. Canada has one silver and three bronze medals so far, with three of those coming from the women’s swim team.

Masse, from La Salle, Ont., added to Canada’s fortunes in the pool by finishing tied for third in the women’s 100-metre backstroke. Canada, which hadn’t had a women’s Olympic swimming medal since the 1996 Atlanta Games, has sent a swimmer to the podium for three straight days.

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