DAY 6 highlights

Day 6 was highlighted by a silver-medal performance from the women’s eight crew at Eton Dorney, giving Canada its seventh podium of the Games and second silver medal.

At the pool Thursday, Toronto’s Martha McCabe touched the wall in 2:23.16 in the 200m breaststroke final to finish fifth. After earning himself a bronze in the 100m freestyle at the pool Wednesday, Brent Hayden responded with a 22.22 clocking in the 50m freestyle semifinal Thursday to finish 14th, not enough to advance to the final. Teammate Sinead Russell swam to a 2:09.04 finish in for an eighth-place semifinal ranking in the 200m backstroke and earned herself a ticket to the final Friday night.

After winning their quarterfinal match (following disqualifications of teams from China, Korea and Indonesia) the Canadian women’s doubles team of Alexandra Bruce  and  Michelle Li   lost to Japan in the semifinal. They will play in the bronze medal match Saturday against Russia at 10:30 a.m.

At ExCel Thursday half-heavyweight and two-time Olympian Amy Cotton (78kg) of  Judique, NS lost to Maryna Pryshchepa of the Ukraine in the opening elimination round.

Greenwich Arena saw gymnast Dominique Pegg, 18, of Sarnia, ON finished 17th in the individual all-around final competition in her Olympic debut.

Zac Plavsic sits in eighth spot on the men’s side of the RS:X class after six races, while teammate Nikola Girke holds ninth spot after six in the women’s RS:X competition.  After eight races Greg Douglas sits in 15th spot in the men’s Finn class. In the men’s 49er class, the crew of Gordon Cook and Hunter Lowden stand in 15th spot after eight races. In the Star class, Tyler Bjorn and Richard Clarke hold the 13th spot after eight races.

Beach Volleyball
On the sand at Horses Guard Parade Marie-Andree Lessard and Annie Martin lost 2-1 against tough opponents Greta Cicolari and Marta Menegatti of Italy in Beach Volleyball action to end group match play and the pair’s Olympic competition.