Canada Today: Day 14 preview 0
Canada's Richard Anton Weinberger will compete in the men's 10 km swimming marathon Friday REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
Men’s basketball semifinals pit Beijing 2008 silver medallist Spain with Russia while the United States, the defending champion, faces Argentina.
Big for Canada
Richard Weinberger of Surrey, B.C., races the men’s 10km-marathon swim at Hyde Park. In synchronized swimming, it’s the team free routine at the Aquatics Centre.
Canadians are on the water at Eton Dorney, including Mark de Jonge of Halifax (kayak 200M), Emilie Fournel of Dorval, Que. (kayak 200M), and Canada’s 200M men’s double featuring Hugues Fournel of Pointe-Claire, Que., and Ryan Cochrane of Windsor, N.S. In canoe, it’s Jason McCooombs of Dartmouth, N.S. (200M men).
Sebastien Michaud of Quebec City faces Armenia’s Arman Yeremyan at ExCel in men’s 80KG taekwondo. Karine Sergerie of Sainte-Catherine, Que., meets Farida Azizova of Azerbaijan in the women’s 67KG preliminary. David Tremblay of Windsor, Ont., and Ahmet Peker of Turkey face each other in the men’s freestyle 55kg 1/8th final. Also at ExCel, Matt Gentry of Vancouver is drawn against India’s N.P. Yadav in the men’s 74KG freestyle wrestling.
In diving, Riley McCormick of Victoria and Eric Sehn of Edmonton are in the men’s 10M platform preliminary.
Canada’s men’s 4x100M relay team competes in Round 1. Canada’s entry list includes Akeem Haynes of Calgary, Oluwasegun Makinde of Ottawa, Gavin Smellie of Brampton, Ont., Oluseyi Smith of Ottawa, and Toronto brothers Ian Warner and Justyn Warner.
With the Sunday end of the Games in sight, Canada’s 10 bronze medals are the most since it won 16 at Los Angeles 1984. At London’s first Olympics in 1908, Canada also won 10 bronze. The single gold medal, won by Rosie MacLennan of Toronto in trampoline gymnastics last Saturday, is the lowest gold medal tally since Montreal 1976 when Canada hosted the Games.