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Olympics Day 10: Canada Goes Back To Back Without Medals

08/06/2012 05:58 EDT | Updated 10/06/2012 05:12 EDT
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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Jinzi Li (Blue) of China celebrates after defeating Mary Spencer (Red) of Canada in the Women's Middle (75kg) Boxing Quarterfinals on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
LONDON - Canada has gone back-to-back days without a medal for the first time at these Olympic Games.

After a solid first half, Canada remains stalled at 10 medals, including one gold.

The goal is a top-12 finish in the overall medal standings. Canada is tied for 11th with the Netherlands.

The good:

_ Adam Van Koeverden of Oakville, Ont., looks impressive in advancing to Wednesday's final of K-1 1,000 metres. Mark Oldershaw, also of Oakville, reaches final of C-1 1,000 metres.

_ Edmonton track cyclist Tara Whitten is within striking distance of the podium in fourth heading into Tuesday's deciding day of the six-race omnium.

_ Alex Despatie of Laval, Que., and Francois Imbeau-Dulac of Saint-Lazare, Que., qualify for springboard diving semifinals.

The bad:

_ Despite a heroic hat trick by Vancouver's Christine Sinclair, the women's soccer team falls 4-3 in extra time to the U.S. in the semifinal and will play for bronze.

_ Former world champion boxer Mary Spencer of Windsor, Ont., is eliminated in her opening bout by Jinzi Li of China.

_ Canada's only real medal chance of the day — and a longshot at best — didn't pan out. Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, Que., Ian Millar of Perth, Ont., and Jill Henselwood of Oxford Mills, Ont., finish fifth in team show jumping.

_ Judges ranked the synchronized swim team of Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon of Riviere-du-Loup, Que., and Elise Marcotte of Quebec City fourth after their free routine. The Canadians swim "Jester" again Tuesday for a medal, but there's not a lot of movement in the rankings in synchro swimming.

Grade: D

Canada's best medal chance Tuesday is Whitten in the omnium.

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