Wednesday marked the end to Canada's "Bronze Age" at the 2012 London Games. Day five at the Olympics saw two athletes adding to Canada's growing medal count.
It started with the men's eight rowing team taking home the silver medal in the 500-metre race, where the squad of Douglas Csima, Conlin McCabe, Malcolm Howard, Andrew Byrnes, Jeremiah Brown, Gabriel Bergen, Rob Gibson, Brian Price and Will Crother powered past the Australians to secure a third-place finish. Their effort however, wasn't enough to put them past the likes of Germany who landed the gold.
Meanwhile, Brent Hayden brought home Canada's sixth medal of the Games with a bronze in the men's 100m freestyle. The bronze is Hayden's first medal at the Olympics, and the first for Canada in a swimming even at London. While Hayden placed third, Wednesday also provided two of Canada's Olympians with a second chance.
Michelle Li, of Markham, and Alex Bruce, of Toronto made it to the semi-finals of the women's double's in badminton after eight badminton players were disqualified for "not using one's best efforts to win a match". The duo won their matches against Australia to advance.
Not Strong Enough
Canada's Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau competes during the women's 69-kg weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. Beauchemin-Nadeau finished 8th.
Canada's First Silver Medal
Canada's men's eight rowing team members Gabriel Bergen, left to right Douglas Csima, Rob Gibson, Conlin McCabe, Malcolm Howard, Andrew Byrnes, Jeremiah Brown, Will Crothers, and cox Brian Price celebrate their silver medal at Eton Dorney during the 2012 Summer Olympics in Dorney, England on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
Still Chasing Her Seventh
Clara Hughes of Canada powers to the finish line in the Women's Olympic Cycling Time Trial in London on Wednesday August 1, 2012.
Missing The Mark
Canada's Marie-Pier Beaudet shoots during an elimination round of the individual archery competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London.
They Couldn't Deliver
Canada's Alexandre Despatie (back to camera) hugs teamate Reuben Ross after their sixth place finish in the men's synchronized 3-metre springboard diving final at the 2012 Summer Olympics Wednesday, August 1, 2012 in London.
Close, But No Cigar
Canada's Tamara Tatham (13) drives to the basket against France's Isabelle Yacoubou during a women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London. Team Canada lost to France 64-60.
On To The Finals
Canada's Jarvis Morgan, left, and Douglas Vandor row in the lightweight men"s double sculls men's pair semifinal during the 2012 Summer Olympics in Dorney, England on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
Man Of Bronze
Brent Hayden adjusts his goggles at the start of the 100 meter freestyle event at the Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials in Montreal, Friday, March 30, 2012. Hayden brought home Canada's sixth medal of the London Games on Wednesday, August 1, 2012.
Canada's Alex Bruce, left, and Michele Li celebrate after beating Leanne Choo and Renuga Veeran, of Australia, in a women's doubles badminton match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, in London.
Canada's Samantha Cheverton, left, Amanda Reason and Barbara Jardin, right, cheer on Brittany Maclean as the women's 4 x 200-metre freestyle relay team swims to a second place finish in their heat at the 2012 Summer Olympics Wednesday, August 1, 2012 in London. The women would ultimately finish fourth in the race behind France, The United States and Australia.