PHOTOS | Diving bronze for Benfeito, Filion among our top shots from Tuesday in Rio
Canadian synchronized divers repeat as bronze medallists in 10-metre platform diving
Benfeito and Filion synched up for an Olympic medal.
Canadian synchronized divers Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion repeated as bronze medallists in the 10-metre platform diving event in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday.
The 27-year-old Benfeito (on the right) and 29-year-old Filion came from behind after sitting out of medal contention after four dives, nailing their fifth and final attempt to edge past the North Koreans and onto the podium.
The duo, who both call Laval, Que., home, also won bronze in the 10m synchro event four years ago at the London Olympics.
Melissa Tancredi propelled Canada to a historic win Tuesday.
The veteran forward scored both goals in a 2-1 women's soccer win over Germany. The Olympic victory marks the first time the Canadian team has bested Germany in 13 meetings.
The Canadians, who finish atop the group with a 3-0-0 record, had already clinched a spot in Friday's quarter-finals before the match at Mane Garrincha Stadium in Brasilia.
Michael Phelps won his 20th (and 21st) Olympic gold medals.
The U.S. swimmer tied the individual Olympic medal record after winning the 200-metre butterfly on Tuesday night. He went on to win another gold medal as part of the U.S. 4x200-metre freestyle relay team.
Earlier in the day, Canadian Santo Condorelli tied for third in the semifinal of the men's 100-metre freestyle event. The final runs on Wednesday night.
Simone Biles soared to Olympic gold in the women's team final.
After difficult blind landings on the vault, the American gymnast went on to anchor her team with high-scoring beam and tumbling routines.
The U.S.'s famous five of Biles, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian proved their dominance as they tumbled and soared to victory with a total of 184.897 points. Their winning margin (8.209 points) over the silver medal Russian team is considered a blowout in gymnastics. China won the bronze medal.
Rowing went ahead in the choppy waters of Rio's Lagoa Stadium.
Iranian rower Mahsa Javar (her hands pictured below) took to the water in the women's single sculls semifinal on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic, as did Canadian Carling Zeeman. Both rowers advanced into the next round set to run on Wednesday.
Egypt's beach volleyball duo play covered up.
Teammates Doaa Elghobashy and Nada Meawad dropped their preliminary match against Marta Menegatti and Viktoria Orsi Toth of Italy on Tuesday, but the Egyptian players have become a kind of internet sensation after photos of the pair in their game-day attire circulated online.
France won its first gold medal of the Games in eventing.
The French equestrian team won a dramatic show jumping final on Tuesday, rising two places from the cross country phase after riders from Australia and New Zealand knocked rails down. This is Brazilian Ruy Fonseca, riding Tom Bambadill Too, going down during the final.
Judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier's medal hopes were dashed.
The 26-year-old won a bronze medal for Canada at the 2012 London Olympics, but was thrown out of contention in Rio by world champion Takanori Nagase of Japan in the repechage.
Sven Maresch of Germany and Sergiu Toma of United Arab Emirates compete during a men's 81-kilogram bout earlier in the day.
The Olympic golf tournament is still two days away.
Competition hasn't begun yet, but plenty of attention as been paid to the critters living on Campo Olimpico de Golfe. This is a Brazilian burrowing owl that calls the course home.
Canadians David Hearn, Alena Sharp, Graham DeLaet and Brooke Henderson are all slated to compete starting on Aug. 11.
With files from Reuters