Day 12 in London
Canada has three medals on Wednesday, including a silver for kayaker Adam van Koeverden of Oakville, Ontario. It's
his fourth career Olympic medal. Van Koeverden finished behind a Norwegian rival and ahead of the third-place German entry.
Canada's second medal of the day was bronze, won by canoeist Mark Oldershaw in the men's C-1 one-thousand race. The Burlington, Ontario native comes from a long line of Olympic canoeists dating back to 1948, but the first to collect a medallion.
The country's third medal came Wednesday afternoon, after defending Olympic wrestling champion Carol Huynh overcame a loss in the semi-finals to win the Bronze in the 48kg weight class.
Carol Huynh of Calgary won the bronze medal in the 48kg weught class at the London games. She beat her opponent from Senegal on points 2-0. Huynh was the defending Olympic champion, and was hoping to repeat but was defeated in the semi-final.
Diving continues with Meaghan Benfeito of Montreal and Roseline Filion of Laval, Quebec competing in the women's 10-metre platform preliminary round. Both the semifinals and the final go tomorrow. The men's event begins on Friday.
TRACK & FIELD
B-C runner Cameron Levins is through to Saturday's final in the men's five-thousand metre race. He was eighth in his heat, but his time was good enough to move up. In the women's 800-metres, Jessica Smith of North Vancouver was second in her heat to earn a berth in Thursday's semifinal, but Melissa Bishop of Eganville, Ontario did not advance.
Two Canadians were unable to advance past the qualifying round of women's hammer throw. Sultana Frizell of Perth, Ontario was 26th and Heather Steacy of Lethbridge, Alberta was 34th of out 36 starters. Steacyes brother, James, also competed in the hammer throw, but did not get through the preliminaries.
Track and field events Wednesday afternoon include Curtis Moss of Burnaby, B-C trying to get through the opening round of men's javelin. Both Hilary Stellingwerff of Grand Bend, Ontario and Nicole Sifuentes of Winnipeg race in the senmifinals of the
Ian Millar of Perth, Ontario is through to the final round of equestrian jumping. The veteran rider is competing in a world record 10th Olympic Games. Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, Ontario was 29th in his round and did not advance.
Today's silver medal for Adam van Koeverden and the bronze medals for Mark Oldershaw and Carol Huynh raise Canada's total to 14 medals -- one gold, four silver and nine bronze. China's 73 medals is three more than the US and the Chinese have 34 gold, compared to 30 for the US.
(The Canadian Press)