Here’s what Canada did while you were sleeping on Day 5 of the 2018 Winter Olympics
It was a slow day for Canada on Day 5 of the 2018 Winter Olympics, with few athletes competing in medal events.
Here’s what you missed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang while you were sleeping.
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford put themselves in a good spot for a potential medal after finishing third in the pairs figure skating short program with a score of 76.82. Canada’s other pairs also qualified for the free skate portion. Julianne Seguin and Charlie Bilodeau were 12th with 67.52 points while Kirsten Moore-Towers and Michael Marinaro were 13th with 65.68.
Kevin Koe opened the first draw of the men’s curling tournament by edging Italy in the 10th end 5-3.
“I think we knew we were going to get a good test,” said vice-skip Marc Kennedy. “That (Italy) is a good team. Joel Retornaz has been around a while. He’s beaten Canadian teams before.”
The Canadians played a second game early Wednesday morning (Wednesday night, Korea time) against Great Britain and won 6-4.
Canadians Tristan Walker and Justin Snith were off to a good start after their first run in the doubles luge competition. They were in fourth place going into the final run of competition but made a small error to finish in fifth, just 0.672 seconds behind the gold medal-winners from Germany.
Kim Boutin death threats
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) reacted early Wednesday after Canada’s Kim Boutin was subjected to online threats following her bronze-medal win in the 500-metre short-track speedskating event on Tuesday.
“From the IOC’s point of view, none of us unfortunately or fortunately can control social media and the public has their right to say things,” Mark Adams, IOC spokesperson, said. “But clearly, we would ask everyone to respect the athletes and their performances and to support the great work they’ve done and to support the Olympic spirit.”
— With a file from The Canadian Press
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