Canada’s women’s hockey team faces a heartbreaking defeat as it loses to the United States 3-2 in a shootout. This is the first Olympic gold for the U.S. since 1998 Nagano, where they beat the Canadians in the first-ever women’s Olympic hockey championship. With 4 consecutive Olympic golds prior to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, it’s silver for the Canadian women’s hockey team. Their 24-game unbeaten streak at the Olympics before this loss is still pretty amazing.
After collecting a bronze medal in both the 1,500-metre and 500, Canada’s Kim Boutin took it up a notch and got silver in the women’s 1,000. Boutin is the first Canadian woman to reach the speed skating podium in every individual Olympic race. Way to go Kim! Marianne St-Gelais failed to advance beyond the quarter-finals, while Valérie Maltais was penalized in the semifinal and didn’t move on.
On the men’s side, Canadian veteran Charles Hamelin now has an Olympic medal of each colour after skating to bronze in the men’s 5,000-metre relay alongside Samuel Girard, Charle Cournoyer and Pascal Dion.
Canada’s men curlers lost to the U.S. in their semi-final but moved on to the finals to play for bronze.
Austria’s Anna Gasser won gold in the inaugural women’s big air event. Canadians Spencer O’Brien is in 9th place and Laurie Blouin placed 12th. American skier David Wise repeated as men’s halfpipe champion and Canada’s Noah Bowman placed 5th while Mike Riddle finished sixth.
Swedish skier Andre Myhrer, 35, became the oldest Olympic men’s slalom champion. Phil Brown was the top Canadian, placing 22nd. Switzerland’s Michelle Gisin won the women’s alpine combined event, knocking U.S. star Mikaela Shiffrin out of the top spot. Canadian Valérie Grenier finished sixth.
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Heartbreak and Hat Trick for Canada on Ice | Day 13 | Winter Olympics | CBC Sports