LONDON - Canada heads into the final weekend of the 2012 Summer Games heavy on bronze and light on gold.
A marathon swim bronze brings the team to 17 medals, just one off the total of Beijing four years ago.
The current count is one gold, five silver and 11 bronze. Canada won three gold in Beijing.
The Canadian team's objective, however, is a top-12 finish in the overall medal count.
Sitting 12th with two days to go and just two medals ahead of Hungary in 13th, Canada needs a couple more no matter the colour.
— Richard Weinberger of Victoria wins bronze in the marathon swim, becoming the first Canadian to reach the podium in that event.
— Canada's 4x100-metre relay team qualifies third for Saturday's final.
— Halifax paddler Mark de Jonge wins both heat and semifinal en route to Saturday's kayak race in the 200-metre sprint.
— Hugues Fournel of Lachine, Que., and Ryan Cochrane of Windsor, N.S. — not to be confused with the Canadian swimmer of the same name — grab last berth in Saturday's final for the K-2 200.
— Karine Sergerie of Sainte-Catharine, Que., loses her quarter-final bout in taekwondo. She was a silver medallist four years ago.
— Matthew Gentry of Burnaby, B.C., falls just short of a wrestling medal. He loses his bronze-medal match.
Canada's best medal chance Saturday is Catharine Pendrel of Harvey Station, N.B., in women's mountain bike.
Silver medal winner Thomas Lurz of Germany, left, gold medal winner Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia, center, and bronze medal winner Richard Weinberger of Canada pose at the medals ceremony for the men's 10-kilometer swimming marathon.
Not *N Sync Enough
The team from Canada competes during the synchronized swimming team free routine final at the Aquatics Centre. Canada finished fourth in the event.
Karine Sergerie reacts after losing to Slovenia's Franka Anic in their quarterfinal round match in women's 67-kg taekwondo competition.
Paddling To Gold
Canada's Emilie Fournel paddles in a women's kayak single 200m semifinal.
Paddle To The Podium
Canada's Mark de Jonge paddles in a men's kayak single 200m heat. He competes in finals on Saturday.
Canada's Ryan Cochrane and Hugues Fournel shake hands after a men's kayak double 1000 semifinal. They compete in finals Saturday.
Matthew Gentry of Burnaby, B.C., falls just short of a wrestling medal. He loses his bronze-medal match.