Day 6 Olympic re-cap
Canadian badminton players Alex Bruce and Michelle Li (lee) will
play for a bronze medal in doubles badminton at the London Games,
despite losing their semifinal match to Japan in three sets. Bruce
and Li have been bumped up after eight players from China, South
Korea and Indonesia were disqualified for trying to lose their
matches. The duo will play Russia for third-place at Wembley Arena
Canada has picked up its seventh medal of the games -- a silver
in rowing. The women's eight finished second behind the unbeatable
Americans. A Dutch crew took the bronze. With the silver,
52-year-old coxswain Lesley Thompson-Willie becomes the first
Canadian with medals in five Games. Canada now has two silver and
five bronze medals in London.
Another Canadian will be swimming for a medal in London. Sinead
Russell of Burlington, Ontario has advanced to tomorrow's final in
the 200-metre backstroke. The 19-year-old Canadian record holder
finished eighth in the semifinal this afternoon.
There's no early birthday present for Martha McCabe. The Toronto
swimmer put in an impressive performance in the 200-metre
breaststroke, but finished fifth in the final. She was a little more
than two seconds shy of the bronze medallist. McCabe turns 23 on
Saturday. American Rebecca Soni took the gold with Japanese and
Russian swimmers collecting silver and bronze.
Brent Hayden had a disappointing swim as he failed to make the
final in the 50-metre freestyle. He finished 14th in the semifinal.
The swimmer from Mission, B-C won bronze in the 100-metre freestyle
Michael Phelps has won his 20th Olympic medal in the pool. The
American star won the 200-metre individual medley to collect his
16th gold, becoming the first man to win the same indvidual event in
three straight Olympics. American teammate Ryan Lochte (LAHK'-tee)
took the silver medal and a Hungarian swimmer claimed the bronze.