Update on Team Canada

Team Canada during opening ceremonies of London Olympics

It is 13 days into the 2012 London Olympics . We have all been enthralled with the athletic ability of all of the athletes competing in the events. It has been an interesting Olympics for Canadian athletes. In the current standings, Canada is 12th in the medal count as of August 8th, 2012 with 1 gold, 4 silver and 9 bronze medals. The gold medal was won by Toronto’s Rosie MacLennan in the woman’s trampoline event. The 2 silver medals went to the men’s and women’s 8 person rowing team, men’s 1000 meter kayaking & men’s swimming. The bronze medals have come from the following events: swimming, diving (synchronized), judo, weightlifting, men’s 100 meter canoe, women’s 48kg wrestling, men’s high jump and cycling track. There are still more chances for medals as the 2012 Olympics winds down.

The past few days haven’t been that great to Canadian teams. The Canadian woman’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking loss to the United States in a semi-finals match yesterday. The team will play for the bronze medal on Thursday against France. The Canadian’s women’s basketball team was also beaten by the United States women’s basketball team in today’s quarter finals. The women’s team should be very proud of getting to the quarter finals, as they were ranked 12th in the world going into the Olympic Games. The Canadian show jumping equestrian team placed fifth for overall team performance. However, the individual team members, including Jill Henselwood, can still go for medals in the individual jumping events.

There are still four more days of sporting events to go before the big closing ceremony on Sunday, August 12th. There are still Ottawa area athletes competing in events in the upcoming days. These events include synchronized swimming, table tennis, hammer throw, woman’s 800 meter race, men’s 4x 100 meter relay race and woman’s modern pentathlon. Dymon continues to send best wishes and good luck to Team Canada  at the London Olympics! Go Team Canada!

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