Fri, September 20, 2013

Canada's Olympic optimism on rise

By QMI Agency


Roseline Filion and Meaghan Beneito's bronze in women's 10M synchro platform diving Tuesday kicked off something of an Olympic medal rush for Canada — four in less than 24 hours -- that has the optimism of Canadians nationwide rising. (Dave Abel/Toronto Sun/QMI)

As Canada starts piling up medals -- that's four in fewer than 24 hours -- the optimism among Canadians is rising, too.

Canadian Olympic officials came in with an ambitious goal: to have our athletes finish among the top 12 countries in overall medals.

As of Wednesday morning, with five medals (one silver, four bronze) Canada is tied for 11th place.

Not bad at all.