Bronze for Denny Morrison
In long track speed skating, Canadian Denny Morrison earned his second medal of the Games, taking home a bronze in the men’s 1,500m event.
Shut out in short track
Canada had two medal favourites competing in short track speed skating today, but both were eliminated in the quarter-finals. Charles Hamelin was a favourite for gold in the men’s 1,000m event but fell during his race. Canada’s Valerie Maltais was projected to win silver in the women’s 1,500m event but failed to qualify for the final.
Canadian Mackenzie Boyd-Clowes was the only one of the four Canadians entered to make it into the final round of the men’s large hill individual competition, where he finished 25th.
More difficulties for Gagnon in alpine skiing
Canadian Marie-Michèle Gagnon finished 20th in a difficult Super-G event where 18 competitors did not finish. She was hoping for a better performance than her last two events (she finished 21st in the downhill run and crashed out in the slalom). Larisa Yurkiw and Marie-Pier Prefontaine did not finish the course.
- Canada had the day off in men’s hockey, which used to take in some curling. (Read about their mandatory rest day here.) Team USA beat Russia 3-2 in a protracted shootout.
- In women’s hockey, Switzerland will face Canada in the semi-finals after beating Russia 2-0.
- Canada’s women’s curling team remained undefeated Saturday after beating Japan 8-6 and Russia 5-3. They were the only curling team in Sochi to remain undefeated.