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Olympics Day 4: Canada Ramps Up Their Medal Count, Tennis Stars Bow Out, No Medals For Gymnasts

07/31/2012 04:13 EDT | Updated 07/31/2012 04:16 EDT
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Meaghan Benfeito, left, and Roseline Filion of Canada pose with their bronze medals after competing in the women's synchronized 10-meter platform diving final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Tuesday, July 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

At first there was one, but by day four there were three more. Day four of the Summer Games marked big wins for Canada with a number of Canadian athletes advancing in their respective fields and three more athletes adding to Canada's medal count.

Canada's medal gain began with Meaghan Benfeito And Roseline Filion's performance in the women's synchronized 10m dive. The duo's performance couldn't compare to that of China's or Mexico, who took gold and silver respectively, but was enough to bring home a bronze for Canada.

And that was just the start.

Later in the day, Quebec City's Antoine Valois-Fortier won a bronze medal in men's judo after defeating Travis Stevens from the U.S, bringing Canada's total medal count to three bronzes. Just half an hour later, White Rock's B.C.'s Christine Girard won a bronze in women's weightlifting -- Canada's fourth of the London Olympics.

Meanwhile, rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee finished second on their repechage and advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic regatta.

A trio of Canadian swimmers also pushed forward with Brent Hayden leading the charge. Hayden posted the fifth-fastest time in the men's 100m freestyle swim to advance to the semi finals. He then finished 4th in his heat to qualify for the finals which take place on August the 1st.

Joining Hayden are Audrey Lacroix who finished fifteenth in the women's 200m butterfly and advanced to the semifinals and Scott Dickens who made it to the semi-finals in the men's 200m breaststroke.

But Tuesday wasn't all about victories for Canada. Both of Canada's tennis stars, Aleksandr Wozniak and Milos Raonic bowed out in second-rounded losses.

Also unable to make the podium were Canada's women's artistic gymnastics team who couldn't compete with the likes of the Ukraine, Russia and The United States. The group of five placed fifth.

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