Day six at the London Games began with a bang but ended with a whimper for Canada. Thursday saw Canada's women's eight rowing team start the morning with scoring a silver medal in the 500 metre race.
The medal marks the first time the team has made the podium in the last eight years. Like previous Olympics, Team Canada bowed out to the U.S., who took the gold medal with a six-minutes-10.59-seconds finish time. Canada finished in 6:12.06, with the Netherlands taking bronze with a 6:13.12 finish time.
However, that would mark Canada's only addition to the medal tally for the day. In other rowing action, Victoria's duo of Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee failed to advance to the finals with a fifth place finish in the the women's double scull.
Also finishing fifth was Martha McCabe in the 200m breaststroke. It was that same event that U.S. swimmer Rebecca Soni set a new at record time of 2 minutes, 19.19.
Also in the pool for Canada was Sinead Russell. The 18-year-old qualified for the finals in the women's 200m backstroke. Her win was some needed good news for Team Canada after Brent Hayden, Canada's most recent bronze medalist, failed to reach the finals in the men's 50m freestyle swim.
Still hoping to add to Team Canada's medal count are the team of Michelle Li and Alex Bruce who took to the stadium in the semi-final match in women's doubles badminton.
The duo of Li and Bruce, 'nicknamed Bruce Li', lost the round to Japan's Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa two matches to one. Canada will now play Russia for bronze on August the 4th.
With files from The Canadian Press
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