Canada is on the board.
It took eight days but finally Canada has won it's first medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The country has won a total of three medals today. A gold, a silver and a bronze medal.
The first gold medal for Canada was won by Carol Huynh, an Olympic wrestler. In her perfect run, she defeated Mariya Stadnik from Azerbaijan by 4-3 and 2-0. Then in her second match, Carol Huynh defeated Hyung-Joo Kim from Korea by 1-0 and 1-0. Her third match was won over Kazakstan's Tatyana Babatyuk by 1-0 and 4-0. The gold medal match was disputed with Chiharu Icho, a match that Carol Huynh won by 4-0 and 2-1.
The bronze medal won by Canada also came from the women's wrestling team. Tonya Verbeek suffered a loss in the prelims round but came back with two wins to finish on the podium.
The silver medal won today by Canada came from David Calder and Scott Frandsen in rowing.
So after a long and difficult week, the country is now officially on the board. I hope that these results will inspire the rest of the Canadian team for the remainder of the competition.
(Picture: Carol Huynh, Canadian Press.)