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Triple-bronze Tuesday for Canada at Olympic Games

07/31/2012 07:15 EDT | Updated 09/30/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - It was a triple-bronze day for Canada on Day 4, bringing the medal count to four — all of that colour.

While a gold is the name of this game, Canada's goal is a top-12 finish in the overall standings. Medals of any colour moves the team closer to that objective.

The 2012 edition is now well ahead of the pace of both Beijing in 2008 and Athens in 2004. But the hunt for gold in London continues.

The good:

— A second synchronized diving medal, but this time on the tower from Roseline Filion of Laval, Que., and Montreal's Meaghan Benfeito.

— Antoine Valois-Fortier of Quebec City wins his final bout 1-0 over an American opponent to win judo bronze.

— After finishing fourth in Beijing, Christine Girard of White Rock, B.C., gets onto the podium with bronze in women's weightlifting.

— The women's soccer team gets through to the quarter-finals with a 2-2 draw versus Sweden.

— Victoria rowers Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee finish second in repechage to get into semifinals.

— Brent Hayden of Mission, B.C., qualifies for the 100-freestyle final.

The bad:

— Lightweight double sculls team Doug Vandor of Dewittville, Que., and Morgan Jarvis of Clearwater Bay, Ont., finish fourth in repechage and don't advance to semifinals.

— Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., loses a heartbreaker in the second round of men's singles tennis, a three-set marathon that broke Olympic records and took almost seven hours to complete. Aleksandra Wozniak of Laval, Que., was also bounced in the second round of women's singles.

Grade: A

Canada's top medal prospects Wednesday are the men's rowing eights and Brent Hayden in the men's 100-metre freestyle.

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