Let the Games begin - Day 1 in London
Not much cause for celebration for Canadian Olympians in London on Day 1.
It was bitter disappointment instead for swimmer Ryan Cochrane. He secured the a spot in the 400m freestyle final, after Park Tae-hwan of South Korea was disqualified for a false start.
But after a review of video of the race, the defending champ was re-instated, bumping Cochrane to a 9th place finish & out of the final. The South Korean swimmer ended up with a silver medal in the final.
Scott Dickens, Alec Page, Katerine Savard, Stephanie Horner & the women's 4-100m freestyle relay team failed to advance in other events in the pool.
Canada's men's 8 struggled. The defending Olympic champs finished in last spot in their heat. They'll have another shot at advancing to the final in the repechage round. The men's double sculls will need the repechage too.
The men's double boat of David Calder & Scott Frandsen won their qualifier.
Toby Ng & Grace Gao, eliminated in mixed doubles
Our women's team spoiled what would've been an upset, eventually falling to the Russians 58-53.
Josh Binstock & Martin Reader beat Brits in opener
Cyclist Ryder Hesjedal finished 62nd in the men's road race.
Monica Peterson eliminated from women's individual foil
Sergio Pessoa eliminated from men's 60kg class
Canada's women's soccer team blanked South Africa 3-0.
Andre Ho & Pierre-Luc Hinse eliminated from men's singles
Mo Zhang wins 2 prelim matches & opener in women's singles
Stephanie Dubois & Aleksandra Wozniak eliminated
(Photo courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee)