|Canada Finds "Silver: Lining in London|
|Written by Les Lazaruk|
|Wednesday, 01 August 2012 12:03|
Make it two medals Wednesday for Canadian athletes at the Summer Olympics in London after Brent Hayden of B-C captured bronze in the men's 100-metre freestyle swimming race. Hayden was left disappointed four years ago in Beijing when he failed to qualify for the final in his best event.
Earlier, Canada picked up its first silver medal at the London Games when the Canadian men's eight rowing crew raced to second behind Germany and just ahead of the British team. The Canadians were hoping to repeat its gold medal showing from four years ago in Beijing.
Canada's now has six medals...a silver and five bronze...tied for 13th in the standings.
Meanwhile, the women's eight will take their shot at a medal tomorrow. Elsewhere, cyclist Clara Hughes failed to get to the podium in what she says will be her last Olympics. Hughes finished fifth in today's women's time trial in London. Hughes was shooting for a record seventh Olympic medal for Canada.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:54|