A big day for one Canadian athlete - Derek Drouin, who won Bronze in the High Jump Tuesday afternoon.
Alexandre Despatie of Laval, Quebec finished 11th in men's three-metre springboard diving. He was 8th entering his final dive, but fell three spots after a low score.
TRACK & FIELD
Two of three Canadians in the men's 200-metre heats advanced to Wednesday's semifinals. Aaron Brown set a personal best time in qualifying and Jared Connaughton also moved on. Tremaine Harris, however, did not advance. Defending gold medallist Usain Bolt of Jamaica won his heat with ease to advance.
Ontario runner Sheila Reid won't race for a medal Tuesday afternoon in the women's five-thousand-metres. She was 15th in her heat and did not advance. Two Canadians race in track semifinals later Tuesday - Geoff Harris of Halifax in the men's 800-metres and Crystal Emmanuel in the women's 200.
In men's high jump Derek Drouin won the bronze medal, tying with jumpers from Great Britain and Qatar. All three cleared 2.29 Metres. The medal is Canada's first in track and field.
And Jessica Zelinka and Phylicia George both qualified for the women's 100 Metre hurdles final, but finished well out the top three.
Simon Whitfield's hopes for a third straight medal in triathlon came to a crashing end. Following the opening swim portion, the Canadian lost control of his bike on a small speed bump and went crashing into a curb and metal guard-rail. Whitfield won triathlon gold in Sydney and a silver medal in Beijing four years ago.
Alistair Brownlee of Britain won the men's triathlon and his brother, Jonathan, took the bronze medal. The silver went to Spain's Javier Gomez, who was fourth in Beijing behind Whitfield. Victoria's Brent McMahon was 25th today and Kyle Jones of Oakville, Ontario was 27th.
Canada was crushed in its women's basketball quarter-final. The U-S led 42-21 at the half and ran away with a 91-48 victory. The defending champion Americans now head to the semifinals on Thursday and are likely to advance to the gold medal game on Saturday.
The women's soccer team has a couple of days to regroup after a devastating 4-3 extra-time loss to the U-S in the semifinals. Canadian captain Christine Sinclair scored all three Canadian goals. The U-S will play Japan in the gold medal game on Thursday while Canada takes on France for bronze.
Tara Whitten of Edmonton finished off the podium, in forurth place in the Women's Omnium. Whitten was seeking a second medal after winning a medal earlier in team pursuit. In men's racing, Keirin, Joseph Veloce of Fonthill, Ontario was fourth in a repechage and did not advance.
Canada's synchro-swimming duo finished in fourth place after the final routine of the duet synchro swimming event. Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon and Elise Marcotte were seeking their first medals of the games.
Halifax welterweight Custio Clayton takes on Freddie Evans of Britain in a quarterfinal bout Tuesday. Canadians did not fare well in the ring Monday. Both super heavyweight Simon Kean and former world champion Mary Spencer lost their bouts.
The first two sailing finals are in the books, but neither Canadian made it to the podium. Zac Plavsic of Vancouver was eighth
overall in the men's RS-X event and Nicole Girke of West Vancouver was 10th in the women's RS-X.
There were four canoe heats Tuesday morning, but only one Canadian took part. Emilie Fournel of Lachine, Quebec was fifth in her K-1 500 heat, but did not advance to Thursday's A final. Canada's Adam van Koeverden goes for gold Wednesday in his race.
No medals Monday for Canada, which is tied with the Netherlands for 11th place with 10 medals each. China sits atop the standings in London with 64 medals, including 31 gold. The United States has 63 medals, with 29 gold.
Key events for Canada:
* Custio Clayton of Dartmouth, N.S., fights his quarter-final match in the men's welterweight division at 4:45 p.m. Clayton is assured of a medal if he wins his Tuesday bout.
* Jessica Zelinka of Edmonton, Phylicia George of Markham, Ont., and Nikita Holder of Pickering, Ont. Are all competing in the semis of the women's 100-metre hurdles, which begin at 2:15 p.m. and the final at 4 p.m.
* Canada is in tough in their quarter-final matchup against the Americans in women's basketball. That game starts at 9 a.m.
* Canadian divers Alexandre Despatie of Laval, Que., and Francois Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., start the men's 3-metre individual springboard semis at 5 a.m., finals at 2 p.m.
* Women's omnium competition has its final three events, with Canada's Tara Whitten beginning in the 3km individual pursuit at 5:19 a.m.
* Synchronized swimmers Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon of Riviere-du-Loup, Que., and Elise Marcotte of Quebec City look to move from fourth to a place on the podium in the final performance in duet at 10 a.
(The Canadian Press)