LONDON – Long, busy day at the pool here where swimming heats take up the morning, diving in the afternoon and Michael Phelps race towards history tonight.
But for Canadian fans, all eyes will be on a possible second medal of the Games in the women’s 10-metre synchro event where Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion are solid contenders.
The pair were second at last year’s Pan Am Games and seventh at the world championships. With just eight teams in the event, they are considered realistic prospects for silver or bronze – behind the heavily favoured Chinese.
Our source for how much in contention the Canadians are is always bookmaker William Hill, who have listed the Canadian pair as the co second-choice with Great Britain at odds of 16-1. (The Chinese are 1-16.) The Aussies are next at 18-1 with the next closest contender at 40-1. By the William Hill numbers, then, Canada is a good bet to finish anywhere between second and fourth.