Emotional rollercoaster for Canada on Day 15
Canada's four-by-100 men's relay team celebrated its bronze medal too soon. The Canadians later sat on the track in disbelief, tears streaming down their faces, after being disqualified for a lane violation. Jared Connaughton stepped on the border of his
lane as he was entering a turn prior to handing off the baton to Justyn Warner for the anchor leg.
The Jamaicans, anchored by Usain Bolt, won in a world-record time of 36.84 seconds. The United States was second, and Trinidad and Tobago finished with the bronze.
Halifax kayaker Mark de Jonge (dih yung) nearly left the sport to concentrate on his engineering career. But after the 200-metre sprint was introduced for London, he decided to take another run at the podium.
It paid off, with de Jonge winning the bronze medal.
That was Canada's 18th medal of the Games -- one gold, five silver and 12 bronze.
(The Canadian Press)