Canada hits the bronze trifecta
Jul 31, 2012 / 9:27 am
It's been quite a day for Canadian athletes on day four of the Summer Olympics in London.
With more medals still left to be handed out, Canadians have won three bronze medals, bringing our total haul to four medals, all bronze.
Canadian divers Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion kicked things off placing third in the women's synchronized 10-metre platform diving event.
It's the second medal for Canada in synchronized diving at the London Olympics.
Montreal's Antoine Valois-Fortier followed that up with a bronze of his own in the men's 81kg judo event.
Valois-Fortier defeated an American competitor in the bronze medal match becoming the first Canadian since his coach, Nicolas Gill captured silver in the 2000 Sydney games.
The third medal came in women's weightlifting where Christine Girard struck gold in the 63-kilogram event.
The medal is the first ever for a Canadian woman in weightlifting.
There is a chance for more medals later in the day.
Swimmer Brent Hayden has advanced to the semi-finals in the men's 100 metre freestyle.
Hayden won silver in the same event at the 2011 World Championships.
The Canadian women's gymnastics team also goes for a medal in the team competition Tuesday.
Canada's day four medal haul puts us ninth overall.
China leads the way with 10 gold and 19 medals.
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