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Olympics 2012: Day 9 One Of Canada's Worst

08/05/2012 06:46 EDT | Updated 10/05/2012 05:12 EDT
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Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon and Elise Marcotte from Canada compete during the women's duet synchronized swimming technical routine at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
LONDON - After Canada's best day of the Olympic Games on Saturday, Day 9 was one of the worst with zero medals.

Canada remained at 10 medals, including one gold, and stayed 11th in the overall medal standings. The goal is a top-12 finish in 2012.

The good:

_ The synchronized swim team of Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon of Riviere-du-Loup, Que., and Elise Marcotte of Quebec City sit fourth after their opening technical routine. They hope to blow the judges' hair back with their "Jester" free routine."

_ The show jumping team led by Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, Que., and Ian Millar of Perth, Ont., qualified sixth for Monday's second round when medals will be awarded.

_ Windsurfers Zach Plavsik of Vancouver and Nikola Girke of West Vancouver, B.C., advance to Tuesday's medal round in sailing.

The bad:

_ Disappointment for track cyclist Zach Bell of Watson Lake, Yukon, in omnium. The world silver medallist in the six-race event was eighth.

_ Women's basketball team loses 72-62 to Australia and faces top-ranked U.S. in Tuesday's quarter-final.

_ Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que., was a world bronze medallist in springboard last year, but finishes sixth.

_ Tiffany Foster's horse Victor declared unfit to compete in show jumping Sunday with a minor left front leg injury. The Canadian team can drop one bad score from four riders, but now has no room for error with just three.

Grade: D

The women's soccer semifinal Monday between Canada and the U.S. at Old Trafford isn't for a medal, but it will decide which medal Canada can get.

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