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Pair of medals keeps Canada on pace for top-12 objective at Olympic Games

08/01/2012 07:05 EDT | Updated 10/01/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - A silver in rowing and a bronze in swimming puts Canada at six medals — one silver and five bronze — after Day 5.

The goal is a top 12 in the overall medal count for Canada, which is currently tied for 11th.

Now, where is that gold medal?

The good:

— The men's rowing eight captures silver, Canada's first of that colour at these Games.

— Brent Hayden of Mission, B.C., captures Canada's first swim medal, a bronze in the 100 freestyle.

— Four badminton teams booted out of the Games for throwing matches puts Alex Bruce and Michele Li of Toronto back in the draw. "Bruce Li" won their quarter-final to advance to the semifinals.

— Toronto's Martha McCabe makes the final of the women's 200-metre breaststroke.

— Victoria's Dave Calder and Scott Frandsen of Kelowna, B.C., advance to the final of the men's pair in rowing.

The bad:

— Women's basketball team falls 64-60 to France.

Grade: A-minus.

Canada's top medal prospects Thursday are the women's rowing eight and Toronto swimmer Martha McCabe in the 200 breaststroke.

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