08/03/2012 05:10 EDT | Updated 10/03/2012 05:12 EDT

Olympics Day 7: Canada Can't Capitalize On Shot Put, Men's Rowing But Beats Britain At Football (PHOTOS)


LONDON - Three strikes for Canada on three medal chances Friday.

Shot put, men's trampoline and the men's rowing pair didn't yield a podium finish.

Canada's medal count remains at two silver, five bronze.

Canada remains in contention for a top-12 finish in the overall medal standings because of a large drop-off in medals won by countries outside the top 10.

The good:

_ The women's soccer team advances to the semifinals with 2-0 win over host Britain.

_ The women's basketball team is into the quarter-finals with a 79-73 win over Brazil.

_ Victoria's Ryan Cochrane posts third-fastest time in qualifying to advance to 1,500-metre freestyle final.

_ Calgary's Jessica Zelinka bounces back from rough high jump with a strong 200 metres to sit third in hepathlon.

_ Custio Clayton of Dartmouth, N.S., makes boxing quarter-finals in men's welterweight division.

_ Synchronized diving bronze winners Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que., and Emilie Heymans of St-Lambert, Que., qualify fourth and sixth for the individual springboard semifinals.

The bad:

_ Shot put medal contender Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, B.C., throws well off his personal best and finishes fifth.

_ Jason Burnett of Nobleton, Ont., makes a fatal mistake on his second manouvre in the men's trampoline final to fall out of contention. Burnett was a silver medallist in 2008.

_ The rowing men's pair of Victoria's Dave Calder and Scott Fransen of Kelowna, B.C., finish sixth.

Grade: C

Victoria's Ryan Cochrane in the pool and Karen Cockburn of Stouffville, Ont., and Rosannagh MacLennan of King City, Ont., on the trampoline are Canada's top medal contenders on Day 8.

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