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PHOTOS | Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Jamaican sprinters top our highlights gallery for Saturday in Rio

Heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton jumped, threw and ran herself to a bronze medal on Thursday — Canada's 12th at the Rio Olympics — while Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson scored an upset in the 100m final. Here's the top shots from Saturday at the Rio Olympics.

Top shots from the Rio Olympics

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Brianne Theisen-Eaton won heptathlon bronze.

The Canadian multisport athlete stands alone in the photo above, but was joined by Jessica Ennis-Hill and Nafissatou Thiam on the podium.

Theisen-Eaton finished the 800-metre race — the last of seven events that make up the heptathlon — just behind 2012 Olympic champion Ennis-Hill (below in the long jump) who posted a season-best time in the 800-metre, but fell short of earning enough points to reclaim the gold medal, which went to Thiam of Belgium.

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Elaine Thompson was all joy after her 100m win.

The Jamaican sprinter pulled off an Olympic upset Saturday night in Rio when she beat countrywoman and two-time defending gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in the women's 100 metres.

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Another Jamaican, so famous his silhouette needs no introduction, also won his race — a heat in the men's 100-metres — as did Canadian Andre De Grasse (out front in the photo below.) The two men will run side-by-side in the semifinals on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

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Mo Farah fell in the 10,000m but won anyway.

The British distance runner defended his Olympic gold medal in dramatic fashion Saturday after recovering from a mid-race stumble in the men's 10,000-metre.

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Geneviève Lalonde set a Canadian steeplechase record.

Lalonde was the only one of three Canadians in the Olympic 3000-metre steeplechase to qualify for the final on Monday.

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Pamela Ware and Jennifer Abel dove into the final.

The duo have another shot at winning Olympic medals in the individual three-metre springboard event after a narrow miss in the synchronized event at the start of the Games. This is Australian diver Esther Qin of Australia on Thursday. Qin also made the final on Sunday.

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Canadian track cyclists sprinted to bronze Saturday.

Allison Beveridge, Kirsti Lay, Jasmin Glaesser and Georgia Simmerling defeated New Zealand to win a bronze medal Saturday afternoon in women's team pursuit.

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Canada played Canada in beach volleyball.

Sarah Pavan and Heather Bansley will represent Canada in the second round of quarterfinals on Sunday following a 2-0 win over countrywomen Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas. It was the first-ever all-Canadian Olympic matchup in Rio. The fan pictured below was cheering on Team Canada in a match against Germany earlier in the day.

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U.S. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad won a bronze medal.

Muhammad became the first hijab-wearing athlete to compete for the U.S. to win an Olympic medal after the conclusion of the women's team sabre event on Saturday. Here she celebrates during a fight with Russian Sofya Velikaya in the semifinal. The Russian team went on to win the gold with Ukraine taking the silver.

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