Day 11 highlights from London

Posted By: Abe Hefter · 8/7/2012 7:10:00 PM

Canada's first track and field medal has been won by Ontario's Derek Drouin in the high jump.  He shares the bronze medal with two
other competitors.  All three cleared 2.29 metres without any misses then missed three attempts at 2.33 metres.  A Russian (Ivan Ukhov)
won the gold with a jump of 2.38 metres while an American (Erik Kynard) took silver.
Russia's Ilya Zakharov scored 104.50 points on his last dive to win the three-metre springboard in the final Olympic competition for
Laval's Alexandre Despatie.  He finished 11th and scored just 22.10 points on his final dive.  Zakharov's win ruined China's bid to sweep all eight diving events.  Despatie won silver in the event in the past two Olympic Games.
Edmonton two-time world champ Tara Whitten placed fourth in the women's omnium and the cyclist couldn't hide her disappointment. 
Years of devoting her life to her sport and not accomplishing her goal in her first Olympics was too much for her emotions to handle. 
But she will still take home a bronze from last weekend's team pursuit.
Canada's final hope for a medal in boxing is gone as Custio Clayton of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia fell just short in his welterweight quarter-final match against Britain's Freddie Evans.  Clayton was down by five points after the first round befor winning the final two rounds.  The two boxers finished with 14 points apiece before Evans was declared the winner.

China still holds the lead in the medal race with 73, including 34 gold.  The United States is second with 70 medals and 30 gold. 
Canada is still in line with the Canadian Olympic Committee's pre-Games goal of finishing in the top-12 in terms of medals won. 
That's where they are right now with their 11 medals but in the weighted standings, which rewards wins, Canada sits 29th.
Forget it and move on.  That's the advice Prime Minister Stephen Harper has for Canada's women's soccer team following their
controversial and heartbreaking semifinal loss to the U-S yesterday Harper, who praised the players as being great ambassadors for
Canada, says they have to regroup for the bronze medal game.  FIFA says it will probe comments made by players after the game.

(Simon Whitfield Photo COC)

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