Your daily Olympic wrap-up. Gotta be quick today…
Notable Canadian performance: Carol Huynh – This spot is intended to look deeper than just at results, but when it takes eight days to get some…a gold medal is the notable Canadian performance of the day.
Notable international performance: Usain Bolt - I have no words. His run was the most impressive thing I’ve seen at these Olympics (and I’ve watched every swim Phelps has made).
The Maple Leaf Gold: Toyna Verbeek – It took a lot of good ole’ Canadian heart ™ to come back and medal after getting blown out in the semis.
Maple Leaf silver: Dave Calder and Scott Frandsen and MedalMania is running wild!
Maple Leaf bronze Rosannagh MacLennan: We are a trampoline power after all! MacLennan was a solid third in qualifying, stepping up to show that, along with two-time medalist Karen Cockburn, Canada is a double threat on the bouncy bouncy
Maple Leaf tin medal: Blythe Hartley - I hate to do it (she’s had a rough year, what with her brother dying and all—but it’s got to be Hartley. Over multiple Games now she has shown to really (and I mean REALLY) struggle with the pressure. She squeaked into the final, but looked horrible doing so. Don’t expect a medal.
The WTF was the Ceeb thinking award: Actually, I’ll give the Ceeb full credit today for nicely balancing our little medal run in the early hours—as viewers, we didn’t miss a thing.
Honorary Canadian award: Have I mentioned how damn impressive Bolt was
Canadian highlights for day 9: It’s all about the rowing, where Canada could win four medals, including multiple gold.
International highlight for day 9: The women’s 100m could see the dirtiest, most cynical world record on the books fall. Let’s hope.