Canadian Olympian, Clara Hughes, competed in her last race Wednesday, announcing that London 2012 would be her last Games. She came in fifth place in her Cycling event despite suffering a back injury only six weeks ago.
Hughes has won six medals in her 16 year career, tying her with Canadian speedskater Cindy Klassen as Canada’s most decorated Olympians. Hughes is also the only Olympian to have ever won multiple medals in both the Summer and Winter Games.
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Day 5 of the Games proved to be an interesting one for Women’s Badminton Doubles. Eight women, four from South Korea and two each from China and Indonesia have all been disqualified after deliberately trying to lose their games in an effort to be paired with an easier opponent in the next match. The athletes were booed by 16,000 spectators as they watched the women deliberately serving into the net and outside the court lines. Olympic organizers called the behaviour “depressing and unacceptable”.
In other news, events coming up today for Day 6 of the London 2012 Games include Women’s Judo, Women’s beach volleyball, and Men’s Swimming with Michael Phelps competing for another medal.
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