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Canada captures 4 bronze medals at London Olympics

Canada claimed its second, third and fourth medals of the London Olympic Games on Tuesday, all of them bronze.

Divers Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion came in third in the synchronized 10-metre platform event.

In judo competition, judoka Antoine Valois-Fortier also took home the bronze, with a win over Travis Stevens of America in the 81-kg category.

And Christine Girard came in third in women’s 63kg weightlifting, with a total score of 236 kilograms.

The women’s soccer team tied Sweden 2-2, coming in third in their group. The win was enough to advance to the quarter-finals.

For the first time ever in a non-boycotted Olympic Games, Canada’s women’s gymnastics has advanced to the final.

Not only will Canada compete in the team final on Tuesday, two gymnasts – Ellie Black and Brittany Rogers – also qualified for individual competition in the vault.

China is defending its team gold medal from Beijing and Canada will also have to contend with the Americans, Russians and Romanians.

Meanwhile, tennis player Milos Raonic will take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France. It’s the first time Raonic, who is ranked 25th in the world, will play the sixth-ranked Tsonga.

Quebec’s Aleksandra Wozniak was eliminated by Venus Williams on Tuesday. Wozniak has never beaten Williams in regular tour play.

The doubles team of Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil take on Serbia’s Nenad Zimonjic and Tipsarevic.

In rowing, Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee finished second and will advance to the semifinals of the lightweight women’s double sculls.

A day after Hawley Bennett-Awad’s fall, the equestrian crew saddles up for the individual and team competition.

In the pool, Brent Hayden will compete in the 100-metre freestyle and divers Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion will perform from the 10 metre synchronized platform.

Beach volleyball players Marie-Andree Lessard and Annie Martin will play Russia in the qualifying round.

China’s Ye Shiwen, who smashed a women’s record in the 400-metre, is facing doping allegations. The swimmer swam her last 50 metres in a time that was faster than American superstars Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps.

All medal winners are drug tested, but the results of her tests haven’t been released.

The International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) medical chief said he had no reason to be suspicious of her performance.

“I say no, I haven’t personally any reason to other than applaud what has happened until I have further facts if so,” Arne Ljungqvist told reporters on Monday.