Rio 2016: Day 8 Recap

Rio 2016: Day 8

Day 8 competition has come to an end.  Canadian athletes added two medals today.  Brianne Theisen-Eaton won a bronze medal in Women’s Heptathlon. Canadian track cyclists Allison Beveridge, Kirsti Lay, Jasmin Glaesser and Georgia Simmerling won the bronze medal in women’s team pursuit.



On the competition:

“Not everything goes your way, not everything goes perfect. I just felt like it was a really off day.

“Looking back I couldn’t have done anything better I don’t think. I did my best at everything and ended up with a bronze medal and I think you have to be satisfied with that.”


On her team’s performance:
“We knew we had more and we wanted to go out and clean up the ride and make the most of what we had. So we made a few minor adjustments and just went out and ran with it and we laid it all out there.

“We have to be happy with what we did. We did what we could and we have to take satisfaction with that. There is something about the (Olympic) Games atmosphere that brings out the best in people, the fastest equipment. It just all comes together.”
Kirsti LAY 

On winning a medal:

“I am speechless. To be here with these girls means so much to me, they have taught me so much about this sport and I am so thankful to be here with these four amazing riders. I am just so speechless.

“It is just (about) being a part of a team. Stepping on that podium with the girls I am with, I never thought this would be possible. It is so amazing.”

Julian Avram

Julian Avram is a Toronto-based freelance music & sports photographer and critic. He specializes in live music photography and has shot a wide range of venues, from sold out stadium shows to low lit indie places. He was fortunate enough to shoot events such as the 2007 Led Zeppelin reunion concert at the O2 arena in London, and receive accolades from LZ drummer Jason Bonham. He also loves checking out musicians that are just starting out. There is a fresh and unique energy that starting artists give out that can only be captured by a photographer who is equally passionate about music journalism and pictures.

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