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Canadians win silver medals in diving and beach volleyball at Youth Olympics

Nicole McNamara
Nicole McNamara
Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Getty Images for FIVB

According to the 2014 Youth Olympic Games website on Tuesday, Team Canada won two silver medals at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China to increase their overall medal total to six. Philippe Gagne of Montreal, Quebec won a silver medal in the boys' 10m platform diving competition and Megan and Nicole McNamara of Vancouver, British Columbia won a silver medal in girls' beach volleyball.

For Gagne it was his second medal of the Youth Olympic Games. On Sunday, Gagne won the bronze medal in the boys' 3m springboard.

On Tuesday, Gagne posted a total point total of 531.7. Hao Yang of China won the gold medal with a point total of 665.9 with Rodrigo Diego Lopez of Mexico winning the bronze medal with a point total of 512.75. By winning the two medals, Gagne should be considered the favourite to be the flag bearer for Canada in the closing ceremonies.

In beach volleyball, Megan and Nicole McNamara lost 17-21, 21-13, 16-14 to Duda Santos Lisboa and Paty Silva Ramos of Brazil in the gold medal final on Tuesday. The McNamaras, who are twin sisters that were both born on August 1, 1997, beat Ecuador 21-14, 21-14, Namibia 21-10, 21-4, Latvia 21-19, 14-21, 15-9, Kazakhstan 21-12, 21-9, Italy 21-15, 21-18 in the round robin.

The MacNamaras also beat Thailand 21-17, 21-12 in the round of 16, the United States 14-21, 21-18, 15-8 in the quarterfinals and Germany 21-18, 21-18 in the semi-finals. Team Canada now has six medals (three silver medals and three bronze medals) in the entire competition and sit in 32nd place in the overall medal standings. China leads the overall medal count. At 62 medals, the host nation has ten more medals than Russia.