Canada’s 20-year medal drought in alpine skiing is over after Jan Hudec won a bronze medal in the men’s Super-G, tied with American Bode Miller.
After he finished third, Hudec, 32, sent a colleague to the finish line to dig up a loonie that had buried in the snow.
Beaming, while explaining to the foreign press that a loonie was a Canadian one-dollar coin, he said “Yesterday, after the second warm-up run, I went to the finish and buried a loonie on the finish line and figured it was good luck…It’ll be worth more than a dollar now.”
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Could it be the luck of the loonie? Earlier this weekend, the Calgary athlete tweeted this:
— Jan Hudec (@pandaHAUSofROCK) February 15, 2014
If you look carefully below, just underneath the red padding, you’ll spot the loonie buried just under the snow.
— Brad Spence (@bradcspence) February 16, 2014
Incredibly proud of my friends and teammates today! Way to podium @pandaHAUSofROCK and 10th for Morgan pridy! Amazing!
— Elli Terwiel (@elliterwiel) February 16, 2014
— Kaillie Humphries (@BobsledKaillie) February 16, 2014