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It was a bittersweet day for Team Manitoba canoeist Maddy Mitchell on Tuesday.
Mitchell won her second medal of the Games, a bronze in the C-1 1000-metre final, but she was less than a second away from winning silver. Mitchell crossed the finish line at 4:45.63, right behind Marlee Dawn MacIntosh of Nova Scotia who finished the race at 4:45.38. Sophia Jensen of Quebec won gold with a time of 4:37.87.
"After a long race like that, missing it by that much really sucks. Of course I'm proud of the accomplishment, but to want more, it's not a great feeling," said Mitchell, who won a silver medal on Monday.
An hour after winning bronze, Mitchell competed in another race that came down to the wire. Mitchell competed in the four person 500m race for Manitoba and the team just barely missed the podium. Team Toba finished fourth at 1:56.382 and Ontario took the bronze with a 1:56.052 time.
"It's very disappointing. I competed in Sherbrooke at the last Games and we got fourth in that event. Coming into this, I was so confident that we would get a medal. I had four years to reflect on that race because we missed it by half a second in Sherbrooke as well. So getting the same result, it really sucks," she said.
Mitchell will have more opportunities to medal Wednesday as she will be competing in the C-2 200 metre and the C-2 500 metre events at the Manitoba Canoe & Kayak Centre.
Eighteen years old and still in high school, Taylor got his start with the Free Press on June 1, 2011. Well, sort of.