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While you were sleeping: How Canada performed at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday, Monday

Beijing Olympics 2022: Canada soars to 1st-ever medal in ski jumping; snags gold in snowboarding

Canada hauled in four Olympic medals Monday morning, bringing its tally to six at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Day three of competition stretched from Sunday night into Monday morning, and Canada’s performance was the most successful day for the country at an Olympic Winter Games, the Canadian Olympic Committee said.

Snowboarder Max Parrot earned Canada’s first gold medal of the Games in men’s snowboard slopestyle, and four ski jumpers earned the country its first-ever Olympic medal in the sport.

Many other Canadian athletes were also competing on day three. Here’s what you may have missed from the competition.

Men’s snowboard slopestyle

Bromont, Que., native Parrot dominated the men’s snowboard slopestyle event on Monday, earning him a gold medal — Canada’s first of the Games.

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His teammate Mark McMorris, of Regina, won bronze. Parrot logged a score of 90.96, while McMorris scored 88.53 points. China’s Su Yiming took silver with a score of 88.70.

Sebastien Toutant of L’Assomption, Que., was ninth with a score of 54.00. Toutant won gold in the big air event in 2018, and will defend his title starting Feb. 14.

Silver medallist, Yiming Su, of China, left to right, gold medallist Max Parrot, of Bromont, Que., and fellow Canadian and bronze medallist Mark McMorris, of Regina, celebrate on the podium with their national flags following the men’s slopestyle final at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in Zhangjiakou, China on Feb. 7. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press

Ski jumping

Canada also made history on Monday, earning its first Olympic medal in the sport of ski jumping.

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It came in the brand new mixed team ski jump event. Olympians Alexandria Loutitt, Abigail Strate, Matthew Soukup and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes, produced an 844.6 score that was good enough to lock in a bronze medal.

Slovenia’s team earned a gold medal finish with a score of 1,001.5, while the Russian Olympic Committee won sliver with a score of 890.3.

Historically, Canada’s best finish in a ski jumping event was seventh in men’s individual large hill by Horst Bulau at the 1988 Games in Calgary.

Canada’s Alexandria Loutitt, left, celebrates with teammates Matthew Soukup, Abigail Strate and Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes during the the venue ceremony after winning a bronze in the ski jumping mixed team event at the 2022 Winter Olympics Feb. 7 in Zhangjiakou, China. Matthias Schrader/AP

Speed skating

On the ice, Canadian speed-skater Kim Boutin won bronze in the women’s 500-metre speed-skating event.

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Boutin, who holds the world record for the fastest time logged in the event, also won bronze in the 500-metre event in the 2018 Games in PyeongChang.

The win is Boutin’s fourth Olympic medal of her career. The The 27-year-old from Sherbrooke, Que., won three medals at the 2018 Games – one silver and two bronze.

Arianna Fontana of Italy, is congratulated by Kim Boutin, centre, of Canada, and Suzanne Schulting, right, of the Netherlands, after winning the final of the women’s 500-metre during the short track speedskating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics Feb. 7 in Beijing. David J. Phillip/AP

Mixed curling

Canada won’t defend its mixed curling title after losing 8-7 to Italy in its final preliminary round game.

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The match came down to the wire — two measures were needed to confirm that Canada’s final stone was outside the winning Italian rock.

Canada’s Rachel Homan, left, and John Morris, center left, stand with Italy’s Amos Mosaner, right center, and Stefania Constantini, right, before the mixed doubles curling match at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Feb. 7 in Beijing. Brynn Anderson/AP

Women’s hockey

Canada’s high-scoring women’s hockey team continued its offensive domination against the Russian Olympic Committee with a 6-1 win.

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The game did not begin at its scheduled time after the Canadians refused to leave their locker room because COVID-19 tests taken earlier in the day by the Russian athletes were not yet processed.

The game finally got underway with players from both teams wearing masks underneath their face cages.

Canada remains undefeated in the preliminary round, topping its group with 29 goals scored and three conceded.

Canada’s Rebecca Johnston, centre, celebrates after scoring a goal against the Russian Olympic Committee during a preliminary round women’s hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 7 in Beijing. Petr David Josek/AP

Men’s downhill skiing

Toronto skier Jack Crawford came close to adding to Canada’s medal count after finishing fourth in men’s downhill skiing.

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Crawford logged a time of 1:42.92, just behind bronze medalist Matthias Mayer of Austria who finished at 1:42.85.

Switzerland’s Beat Feuz won gold in the event, while France’s Johan Clarey took home silver.

Team figure skating

Despite another standout performance from 18-year-old Madeline Schizas, Canada finished fourth in the team figure skating event and won’t repeat as team figure skating champion.

In her event, the rookie Olympian finished third behind the Russian Olympic Committee and Japan, but it wasn’t enough to put Canada on the podium.

Russia took home gold, while the United States won silver and Japan bronze.

Madeline Schizas, of Canada, competes in the women’s team free skate program during the figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Feb. 7. David J. Phillip/AP

Women's 1500-metre speed skating

Canada finished well outside the podium in women’s 1500-metre speed skating on Monday.

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Ivanie Blondin finished 13th, while teammate Maddison Pearman finished 24th.

The Netherlands’ Ireen Wust won gold, and beat her previous Olympic record time of 1:53.51 set on Feb. 16, 2014, with a time of 1:53.28.

Japan’s Miho Takagi, who set a world record in 2019 with a time of 1:49.83 in the event, finished with silver after logging a time of 1:53.72.

The Netherlands’ Antoinette de Jong finished with bronze.

Women's 15km individual biathlon

Canada had four athletes participate in the women’s 15-kilometre individual biathlon event, but none landed in a podium spot.

Canada’s best performance in the event came courtesy of Megan Bankes, who finished in 33rd spot.

Germany’s Denise Herrmann finished first, followed by France’s Anais Chevalier-Bouchet in second and Norway’s Marte Olsbu Roeiseland in third.

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— with files from The Canadian Press

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