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A Medal Of Every Colour For Canada On Day 8

08/04/2012 06:57 EDT | Updated 10/05/2012 05:12 EDT
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LONDON - Gold, silver and bronze for Canada on Canada's best day of the London Olympics so far.

With Day 8 in the books, the Canadian team hit the midway point of the Olympic Games with 10 medals, including Rosannagh MacLennan's trampoline gold.

The Canadians currently are on pace to surpass the 18 medals won at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

The goal is a top-12 finish in the overall medal count among the 204 countries. Canada was 11th at the half.

The good:

— MacLennan of King City, Ont., shakes the gold-medal monkey off Canada's back in trampoline.

— Victoria swimmer Ryan Cochrane claims silver in the 1,500-metre freestyle.

— Canada's first cycling medal in London comes at the track from Edmonton's Tara Whitten, Jasmin Glaesser of Coquitlam, B.C., and Victoria's Gillian Carleton — a bronze in the women's team pursuit.

The bad:

— The women's badminton doubles team of Alex Bruce and Michelle Li of Toronto miss out what would have been a historic medal for Canada. They lose in the bronze-medal match.

_ A tough day at women's triathlon. Kathy Tremblay of Pincourt, Que., drops out after crashing her bike. A hip injury hampered the race preparation of Edmonton's Paula Findlay and she's 52nd.

_ Calgary's Jessica Zelinka can't recover enough from a disastrous high jump to claim a medal in heptathlon. Seventh place.

Grade: A

Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que., and Emilie Heymans of St-Lambert, Que., in women's springboard, and track cyclist Zach Bell of North Vancouver, B.C., in omnium are medal hopefuls Sunday.

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