SPORTS

Quiet Monday as Canada gears up for medal chances later in Olympic Games

07/30/2012 05:46 EDT | Updated 09/29/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - Canada didn't have medal prospects Monday, so the count remained one bronze in synchronized diving after three days of competition at the London Olympics.

The good:

— All the tennis players won their opening round matches in singles and men's doubles, including a straight-sets victory by Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., in men's singles.

— The men's rowing eight bounced back from a poor heat to finish second in its repechage and advance to the final. The men's four moved on to the semifinal.

— The women's basketball team bounced back from a tough loss to Russia with a 73-65 win over host Britain.

The bad:

— No swimmers made finals.

— Hawley Bennett-Awad of Murrayville, B.C., is thrown from her horse during the cross-country portion of eventing and taken to hospital for examination.

— The men's beach volleyball team of Josh Binstock from Richmond Hill, Ont., and Martin Reader of Comox Valley, B.C., lose to Norway and fall to 1-1.

— Former world silver medallist Sherraine Schalm of Brooks, Alta., loses in the first round of women's epee.

Grade: C

Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito in synchronized diving, and Christine Girard in women's weightlifting, are Canada's medal chances Tuesday.

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