Dara Howell wins gold while teammate Kim Lamarre got bronze in women’s ski slopestyle. Dara’s first run was sick! That brings our medal total to nine! We are on our way to a pretty sweet medal count. Fellow Team Canada member Yuki Tsubota broke her jaw in the finals of women’s ski slopestyle.
In a show of sportsmanship, Canadian skier Justin Wadsworth gives Russian skier Anton Gafarov one of his skies to finish the race after one of Gafarov’s skies broke. Awesome
Alexandre Bilodeau successfully defends his gold medal is men’s freestyle moguls while teammate Mikael Kingsbury takes silvers. This gives Canada seven medals!
Congrats to Charles Hamelin. He wins his first gold of the Sochi Olympics by winning the 1500m in short track speed skating! Team Canada medal count is at five. Two gold, two silver, and a bronze.
Canada won silver in the team figure skating event. But there were reports of possible coersion between the United States and Russia to keep Canada from the gold. Figure skating is no stranger to controversy and corruption. But after the scoring changes post Salt Lake City in 2002, this was not supposed to happen anymore. Keep it that way.
Ginger ale and pomegranate juice is a pretty tasty combination. Thank to my friend Mykel for introducing this tasty beverage into my life.
Canada racks up a a gold and a silver in women’s freestyle moguls from Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe. That brings us to three medals.
Watching The Olympic Games. Congrats to Mark McMorris for getting bronze in slopestyle.