Gold, Silver and Bronze

Canadian Olympians won four more medals in Rio yesterday:

  • Wrestler Erica Wiebe defeated Kazakhstan’s Guzel Manyurova in the Women’s freestyle 75 kg to win gold.
  • Andre de Grasse shone again on the tracks and raced to silver in the 200m final behind Jamaica’s Usain Bolt -who said the Ontarian runner was the future of sprint- and before France’s Christophe Lemaître.
  • After diving for bronze with Roseline Filion in synchronized diving, Meaghan Benfeito won her second bronze medal in the 10m platform diving (Filion finished sixth).
  • Damian Warner also take home bronze in the decathlon, finishing third behind the States’ Ashton Eaton and France’s Kevin Mayer (but Ashton being bronze medallist Brianne Thiesen-Eaton’s husband, his gold medal is almost half-Canadian, isn’t it?)

With 18 medals, we’re equaling London 2012′s harvest (surpassing it because in gold medals); but can do even better. De Grasse’s unstoppable and I have high hopes for the 4x100m, and our women’s soccer team can still get that bronze medal, amongst other chances!


Tom Daley is bloody perfect (for someone not of my type) but look at him, and he held his gold medal title at the commonwealth games yesterday. I remember when I was twelve; as he was fourteen, and he had just made his big breakthrough into diving. I have been a fan from that moment there isn’t a day that I don’t see his face. (yeah I have a poster of him between all my band ones)

Daley Misses out on World Championship Medal in Final Rounds

British diver Tom Daley finished 6th today in the 10m platform diving World Championships, despite being third with two dives remaining.

The 19 year old was also suffering from an old arm injury involving a torn tricep, which reoccurred during training on Thursday.

However the dive of Tom’s final: back 3.5 somersault gained him a score of 99 and a bronze medal position. Unfortunately his final two dives were not up to the standard, causing him to be out of the medal contention in 6th.

China’s Qui Bo won gold with an impressive score of 581, silver went to America’s David Boudia (517), and bronze to German’s Sascha Klein (508.55).

These Championships rounded off an unfortunate year for Daley as he says, “it has been one thing after another” for the young diver. However he is going to take some time away from training allowing his arm to properly recover, and then focus his attentions on the Commonwealth Games in 2014.

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