Feb 18, 2014
By Jane Brown
Canada has picked up its 8th silver medal of the Sochi Winter Games by finishing second in the women’s 3000-metre short track relay. Canada initially appeared to win bronze, but the team moved up when China was disqualified.
Disappointment for Charles Hamelin in men’s 500-metre short track speed skating. The defending Olympic champion crashed in his qualifying heat and was eliminated. But Canadians Charle Cournoyer and Olivier Jean won their heats to move on to the quarterfinals Friday. On the women’s side, Valerie Maltaise set an Olympic record in winning her heat in the 1000-metres. Marie-Eve Drolet also advanced.
Canada’s Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse start on their path to defend their Olympic title when the first two runs of the women’s bobsled go today. The Canadian duo come into the Games on a roll, with three wins and five podium finishes on the World Cup circuit so far this season. They will expect stiff competition from German and American rivals.
Carey Price has been named Team Canada’s starting goaltender for tomorrow’s quarter-final game in the men’s Olympic hockey tournament. The Canadians will face the winner of today’s qualification game between Switzerland and Latvia.