Sports in the news – Feb. 11, 2014

Results early and often for Canada in Sochi

The biggest moment so far in the winter Olympic games happened when two Canadian sisters finished with gold and silver medals in the women’s moguls. Justine Dufour-Lapointe, who is the youngest of the three sisters, captured the gold, while Chloe Dufour- Lapointe finished second, capturing the silver metal. The oldest sister, Maxime, finished twelfth.

Canadian figure skating duo, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, won a silver medal in the free dance team event in pairs figure skating.

Charles Hamelin was at it again. You may recognize his name from the Vancouver Olympics where he won two gold medals. Hamelin started these games off on the right foot as he won his first gold medal of the games in short track speed skating (1,500m).

Canadian women’s hockey unbeaten after two games

The Canadian women squad is 2-0 in group play after beating Switzerland 5-0 and then defeating Finland 3-0. Canada had quite a scare in Monday’s game against Finland where the game was scoreless after two periods, but team Canada dominated the third period with three goals. Their next game will be a renewal of one of the best rivalries in women’s hockey as they face team USA. The States are also 2-0, so the winner of Wednesday’s game will finish first in the group.


Gold and silver for Canada in Men’s Moguls

There were some tense moments on Monday afternoon as the country watched Canadian mogul skiers Alexandre Bilodeau and Mikael Kingsbury as they fought their way down the hill. Bilodeau, who won gold in Vancouver, is a Brassard native and was defending his Olympic title. Kingsbury, from Saint-Agathe-des-Monts, was competing in his first Olympic games and made quite the first impression. Along with Marc-Antoine Gagnon, there were three Canadians in the final round of six. By the end of the competition, Bilodeau and Kingsbury finished first and second, respectively. As the two Quebecers celebrated at the bottom of the hill, Bilodeau celebrated with his older brother, Frederic. Bilodeau has frequently mentioned how much on an inspiration Frederic is. Frederic, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child, is Bilodeau’s biggest supporter and never misses his brother’s competition.


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