Here’s what Canada did while you were sleeping on Day 14 of the 2018 Winter Olympics
Canada got off to a hot start on Day 14 of the 2018 Winter Olympics, packing a one-two punch in women’s ski-cross.
Here’s what you missed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang while you were sleeping.
Women’s freestyle ski-cross
Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan took home gold and silver in the women’s ski-cross event. The pair took the one-two spots ahead of Fanny Smith of Switzerland who finished third for the bronze medal.
Fellow Canadian India Sherret took a hard crash during the women’s ski-cross competition. The 21-year-old fell during the preliminary heats after she lost control off a jump.
Kaetlyn Osmond captured the bronze medal women’s figure skating with a combined score of 231.02.
Olympic history made
The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea is officially Canada’s most successful Winter Games ever, after Canada hauled in 27 medals, surpassing the previous benchmark set at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Canada claimed its 27th medal thanks to Osmond’s bronze in the women’s free-skate competition. Canada’s previous medal record of 26 was set on home soil eight years ago.
It’s unlikely that Kevin Koe is celebrating on Friday though. His men’s curling team lost the bronze medal match against Switzerland and is leaving the Olympics without any hardware.
This is the first time since curling was added back to the Olympics in 1998 that Canada hasn’t been on the podium in both the men’s and women’s events – the women’s team didn’t make it to the playoffs this year.
However, the mixed doubles team of Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris won gold early on in Pyeongchang.
The Canadian men’s hockey team was also disappointed late Friday, as they lost a semifinal match 4-3 against Germany. Although Canada fought hard to come back in the third period, it was, “too little, too late,” in the words of defenceman Mat Robinson.
They will play in the bronze-medal game on Saturday against the Czech Republic. Germany plays the Olympic athletes from Russia for the gold on Sunday.
–With a file from the Canadian Press
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