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08/12/2012

Wow, drama at the track! We win Bronze, we lose Bronze!

Steve Russell - Staff Photographer - @RussellPhotos

Wow! 

We win a bronze and then, it's gone.

Have to feel for the guys, I've never really seen people go from that high to that low in a long time.

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Canadian distance runner Cameron Levins, fifth from left, runs the 5,000 at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.

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Gavin Smellie leads out the Canadian 4x100.

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Canadian sprinter Justyn Warner crosses  the line.

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Canadian sprinter Justyn Warner and Jared Connaughton wait to see if they had won bronze. 

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Canadian sprinter Justyn Warner and Jared Connaughton celebrate thinking they had won bronze.

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Canadian sprinter  Jared Connaughton in the arms of Oluseyi Smith celebrate thinking they had won the bronze.

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Canadian sprinter Gavin Smellie, Oluseyi Smith, Justyn Warner and Jared Connaughton celebrate  bronze.

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After a couple minutes of hugs, high fives and kisses with Canadian spectators Justyn Warner reacts as there is an announcement that Canada is disqualified.

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Canadian sprinter Oluseyi Smith buries his face in his hands as Justyn Warner lays on the track beside him after Canada was disqualified.

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Canadian sprinter Jared Connaughton reacts after Canada was disqualified. Connaughton had stepped on a lane line near the last exchange.

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Canadian sprinter Oluseyi Smith buries his face in the flag as Justyn Warner and Gavin Smellie sit on the track.

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Canadian sprinter Justyn Warner is consoled by Nikkita Holder after Canada was disqualified.

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Canadian sprinter Justyn Warner who had run the anchor starts to leave the track.

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Canadian sprinter Justyn Warner walks off the track.

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Canada was almost disqualified twice on the evening, Justyn Warner gave the baton to someone in the crowd and track officials demanded it back threatening disqualification. 

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The first disqualification was stayed.

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Usain Bolt and the Jamaicans won gold.

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Mo Farrah, winner fo the 10,000 metres also won the 5,000.

MOUNTIAN BIKE

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Canada had medal hopes in the women's Mountain Bike with Catharine Pendrel ranked number one in the world.

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Catharine Pendrel got a wheel stuck in the rock garden and had to dismount to free her bike.

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Catharine Pendrel got a wheel stuck in the rock garden and had to dismount to free her bike, she finished ninth in Women's Mountain Bike.

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Catharine Pendrel finishes the race in ninth in Women's Mountain Bike.

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Emily Batty broke a collar bone in training and still started and finished the Women's Mountain Bike.

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One day left! Any guesses to the final total?

 

 

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I am going to go for 80,000 pictures… 

That leaves 4,000 for the closing ceremonies… You have some work to do Mr. Russell.

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