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The home nation is starting to rally on the medals front.
After three medals on Monday -- including gold in the men's pole vault -- Brazil has reached double-digits in medals at the Rio Games. No. 10 came early Tuesday when Isaquias Queiroz dos Santos took silver in the 1,000-meter men's canoe single event.
That being said, the Brazilians have some work to do in order to catch past Olympic hosts.
The canoe medal put Brazil in a tie for 14th in the overall medal standings. In the modern era of the Summer Games, 23 of the past 27 host nations have finished in the top 10 of the medal count. (The exceptions: Britain was 12th in 1948, Mexico 15th in 1968, Canada 27th in 1976 and Greece was 15th in 2004.)
Plus, Brazil has just two golds as of Tuesday morning. The last nine Summer Games host nations have averaged 37 golds, the fewest in that stretch being Greece's six in 2004.