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Daily Updates from Rio 2016 by Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
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DAY #10

Monday, August 15, 2016 // Segunda-feira, 15 Agosto, 2016

A special edition of Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.
A daily update from Rio 2016 by the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Featuring daily news from the Games about how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are performing, athlete profiles and their social media, live from Rio!


"As Athletics Canada gets ready to take centre stage in the second week of the Rio 2016 Games, we are extremely proud of the work we have done in preparing their athletes’, particularly over the past two years leading up to the Olympics.

Our involvement has included an innovative strategy around equipment that has been customized specifically for Athletic Canada's athletes, allowing them to optimize their performance.  This includes the one of a kind force plate treadmill we have at our Victoria campus, from which our Sport Technologists are able to provide real-time feedback to athletes to enhance training and avoid injuries.  Watch more about this very exciting technology from this
Discovery Channel feature when they visited our lab in Victoria.  This technology is also used by other sports, including cyclists and Paralympic sprinters.  As well, we provide these athletes access to our AlterG anti-gravity treadmill, a massive technological boon in injury recovery.

We're sure this combination of cutting-edge technology and some of the world's most dedicated athletes will see Team Canada up on the podium during this last week of the Games."

Wendy Pattenden
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific


Find out how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are faring at the Rio Olympics

Canadians Perform Through Wet Conditions in Athletics

Athletes had to battle the elements on Monday evening with heavy rain causing a 30-minute delay at Olympic Stadium. Shawn Barber (Toronto, ON) was knocked out of the Pole Vault competition after not clearing 5.65m.

The 3000m Steeplechase was a big event for CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes this morning, in the both the Men's and Women's competitions. In the Women's race, Geneviève Lalonde (Moncton, NB) finished 16th in the Finals, the best ever finish at the Olympics for a Canadian woman.  In the Men's heats, Matt Hughes (Oshawa, ON) came in fourth in his heat, qualifying him for Wednesday's final, while Taylor Milne (Callander, ON) and Chris Winter (North Vancouver, BC) came in ninth and 10th respectively in their heats, and do not advance.

In the Men's 110m Hurdles Johnathan Cabral (Peribonka, QC) finished fourth in his heat and qualified for Tuesday's semifinal. After the rain delay Sekou Kaba (Ottawa, ON) finished eighth in his heat and will not move on. Sage Watson (Medicine Hat, AB) is through to the semifinals in the Women's 400m Hurdles after finishing second in her heat.

Canada Clinches Spot in Volleyball Quarterfinals With Win Over Italy

Canada's men's volleyball team pulled off another stunning upset in their return to the Olympics as they defeated Italy three sets to one (25-23, 25-17, 16-25, 25-21) to advance to the quarterfinals. The Italian squad entered the game as the leader of Pool A and had only lost two sets in Rio. Canada's roster features CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes Blair Bann (Edmonton, AB), Daniel Jansen VanDoorn (Langley, BC) and Rudy Verhoeff (Calgary, AB).

 Additional News:



In the morning, swimmer Stephanie Horner (Beaconsfield, QC) completed the 10km Marathon swim in a time of 1:59:22, good enough for 23rd place.


Derek Drouin

Sport: High Jump
Born: March 6, 1990
Birthplace: Sarnia, Ontario
Hometown: Corunna, Ontario

  • Read more about Derek
  • Derek is one of the world's top high jumpers and he competes for gold at 4:30pm on Day 11



the number of international goals scored by Canadian striker and women's soccer captain Christine Sinclair. They will face Germany, for the second time at Rio 2016, in the semifinals on Tuesday at 12:00 PM PST on CBC.


Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.


CSI Pacific works very closely with Athletics Canada, including aiding them in the success of their western hub in Victoria, BC. Parts of this include ensuring we have the technology needed for this varied group of athletes to succeed, as well as employing their Hub Manager to ensure the athletes are organized and able to focus on their training.

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Follow along with us on how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are doing in Rio on our website and via Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

About Canadian Sport Institute Pacific: Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence.
Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific ( is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fueled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate. Our team of sport scientists and medical experts provide leading edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada.

For More Information:

Noah Wheelock
Manager, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Lance Doucet
Coordinator, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
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