Women’s Eight Get Silver
The women’s eight in rowing won a silver medal finishing behind the USA. Although the medal wasn’t exactly what the women wanted they took joy in knowing that one of their own, Lesley Thompson-Willie, became the first Canadian athlete to win a medal in five different Olympics. The 52 year old rower has been a part of the national rowing team in seven games winning medals of all different colors. After day six the rowers added the second silver for Canada of these games increasing the overall total to seven medals.