BREAKING: Canada Picks up Three More Medals
Canada's bronze bonanza continues at the London Olympics.
Weightlifter Christine Girard picked up the third bronze of the day in the women's 63-kilogram event.
Her win comes less than an hour after Antoine Valois-Fortier won bronze in judo.
Girard, who grew up in Rouyn-Noranda, Que., and lives in White Rock, B.C., completed the hat trick an hour later.
She finished third with a total weight of 236 kilograms.
Maiya Maneza of Kazakhstan won gold while Svetlana Tsarukaeva of Russia captured silver.
Maneza was second after lifting 110 kilograms in the snatch but rose to first place by taking 135 kilograms in her first clean and jerk for a total weight of 245 kilograms, an Olympic record.
Valois-Fortier, a 22-year-old from Quebec City defeated American Travis Stevens 1-0 in the men's 81-kilogram judo event to win bronze. It's Canada's first judo medal since Nicholas Gill won silver in 2000. He is Valois-Fortier's coach in London.
Valois-Fortier was 4 and 1 in his early matches.
His medal came within 30 minutes of Canada winning a bronze in synchro diving.
Quebecers Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito won the bronze in the 10-metre synchro diving event.
Filion and Benfeito were seventh in Beijing.
Canada now has four medals at the Games, all bronze.
Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel won the first medal in the 3-metre spring board dive on Sunday to put Canada on the medals table.
(Photos courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee)