Aug 10, 2012

By Jane Brown

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Another medal for Canada at the London Olympics! Swimmer Richard Weinberger has won bronze in the 10 kilometre open water event.  The 22 year old, who’s from Moose Jaw, but lives and trains in Victoria, is the first Canadian to win a medal in open water swimming.  The sport made its Olympic debut in 2008 in Beijing, but Canada did not qualify any swimmers then.   Canada now has 17 medals, one shy of the total four years ago.

Canada’s men’s kayakers are in medal contention at the London Olympics.

Mark de Yung will race in the final of the 200-metre-sprint after winning his semi-final heat by two-one-hundredths of a second this morning. And the team of Ryan Cochrane and Oog Fournel came fourth in the K-2-200 metre sprint. That was good enough to advance to the final.

Both finals go tomorrow.

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