Olympics Update!


We may be craving gold but Canada certainly made some significant additions to its overall medal total today. Canada's Antoine Valois-Fortier won a bronze medal in the men’s -81kg judo event with an inspiring underdog win.


The 22-year-old Quebecer, ranked 21st in the world, beat 10th-ranked American Travis Stevens to become the fifth Canadian ever to win an Olympic judo medal and the first since his coach, Nicolas Gill, won silver in Sydney back in 2000.

That medal came within 30 minutes of Canada winning a bronze in synchro diving. Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito, both from Quebec, captured Canada's second medal of the Games in the women's 10-metre synchronized diving event.

But that wasn't the end of Canada's bronze bath, as Christine Girard became the first Canadian woman to win an Olympic medal in weightlifting after she grabbed third in the women’s 63-kilogram competition. Making it that much sweeter, the 27-year-old Ontario-native missed out on the bronze medal by just three kilograms at Beijing 2008.