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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:57 pm
 


Canadian men win bronze in men's 5000m relay27

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The four-person team of Samuel Girard, Charles Hamelin, Charle Cournoyer and Pascal Dion spent much of their time near the lead early in the grueling endurance race, but seemed to stumble at the end.

Ultimately, a Hungarian team crossed the line first, with a Chinese team right behind them. Canada took the bronze.

It's Girard's second medal of these Games. He won gold in the men's 1,000 earlier this week.

It's also the fifth Olympic medal for Hamelin, tying the record for the most decorated male Canadian Olympian ever.

Fellow short trackers Marc Gagnon and François-Louis Tremblay also have five.

On the women's side, Cindy Klassen and Clara Hughes have six each.

Hamelin has won three golds, a silver and now a bronze in four Olympic competitions dating back to Turin in 2006.

He said coming into these Games, that they would be his last, but he was ecstatic to go out with a medal he gets to share with his teammates.

"It was a crazy race. It was an awesome race," Hamelin said. "We had a plan. It didn't work like we planned [but] I think this is short track.

"We raced for the gold and I think the medal we have right now, the bronze, can be as proud as if we were the gold medallist," Hamelin said.

Thursday's medals also mark the official end of short-track events in Pyeongchang.

Canada came away with three bronzes, a silver and a gold on the oval — five medals out of eight events.


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We now have 27 medals, that's better even than Vancouver, which was 26.

If we could have had our 'normal' golds, 2 hockey and 2 curling,

We could be top of the heap ! 8O


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We now have 27 medals, that's better even than Vancouver, which was 26.

If we could have had our 'normal' golds, 2 hockey and 2 curling,

We could be top of the heap ! 8O

You guys are knocking it out of the park for sure!!! You are punching way above your weight, and then some. Its even more impressive because when a country hosts an Olympics they pull out all the stops to ensure they do their best like you did in Vancouver. The effort (as in money ) usually drops way off after that. Germany has always super supported their teams in every way, so we expect to see them at the top in both the winter and summer games consistently. Now if we can only figure out how a country with a population of a little over 5 million can take on the world, and continually kick their asses in the winter games. Norway must have some off the hardiest, toughest SOB's on the planet. How do they do it?

Congrats on your stellar success so far!!! [B-o]


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Serwa and Phelan finish 1-2 in women’s ski cross at PyeongChang 2018

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It was so great watching those Canadian logger jacket uniforms flying over the hills 1-2.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:22 am
 


Switzerland defeats Canada's Team Koe to take Bronze. :cry:


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Now if we can only figure out how a country with a population of a little over 5 million can take on the world, and continually kick their asses in the winter games. Norway must have some off the hardiest, toughest SOB's on the planet. How do they do it?


Skiing, skiing, team skiing, downhill skiing, relay skiing, skijumping
oh and did I mention skiing ?

Seriously, they concentrate the money where it belongs, and don't waste it
trying to get everyone into every sport.

Norway has a culture of skiing, athletes are basically fulltimers at it,
and they train as a big family.

They have 306 medals in the Winter Games, and 148 in the Summer Games,
in spite of 5 more Summer Games than winter.

They specialize.


Code:
Sport    Gold    Silver    Bronze    Total
Xcountry skiing 35    36    25    96
Speed skating    25    28    27    80
Nordic combined 11    8    7    26
Ski jumping    9    9    11    29
Biathlon    12    11    6    29
Alpine skiing    9    9    8    26
Figure skating    3    2    1    6
Freestyle skiing2    2    4    8
Curling    1    1    1    3
Snowboarding    0    2    1    3
Total*       107    108    91    306


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:50 am
 


No one to blame but ourselves.


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No one to blame but ourselves.


[huh]

Blame for what, a record medal haul? Wasn't that the point?


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We've done outstanding, don't see how anyone can be disappointed in our performance at the games.


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Travel advisory: Germans in Canada should exercise a high degree of empathy.
Be nice, don’t gloat, give hugs, buy rounds of hot chocolate.

Just imagine how you would feel if Canada beat us in soccer


:lol: :lol:



German commentators at it again:

https://streamable.com/1cx5c


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Travel advisory: Germans in Canada should exercise a high degree of empathy.
Be nice, don’t gloat, give hugs, buy rounds of hot chocolate.

Just imagine how you would feel if Canada beat us in soccer


:lol: :lol:



German commentators at it again:

https://streamable.com/1cx5c

If it makes you feel better, we beat the Germans at their national sport two-for-one in the 20th Century.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:30 pm
 


Canada's Toutant wins gold in 1st Olympic men's snowboard big air final

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Canada's Sebastien Toutant has won gold in men's big air at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

The 25-year-old from L'Assomption, Que., scored 84.75 points on his first run and 89.50 on his second for a combined 174.25 points. Toutant didn't land his final run, but he didn't need to.

In big air, each rider gets three runs with the points from their top two combined for a total score. Jumps are judged based on difficulty and execution — including amplitude and landing.

Kyle Mack of the United States won silver while Britain's Billy Morgan took bronze.

Max Parrot of Bromont, Que., who won silver in slopestyle last week, finished ninth with 117.75 while Regina's Mark McMorris, the slopestyle bronze medallist, was 10th after struggling to land his first two jumps.

Big air was making its Olympic debut.


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We've done outstanding, don't see how anyone can be disappointed in our performance at the games.


Couldn't agree more, Tricks. Currently we sit second in the overall medal count - SECOND for pete's sake. Sure we were blown out in hockey and curling but in the other events our Canadian teams have done our country proud.


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Switzerland defeats Canada's Team Koe to take Bronze. :cry:


It had to happen sometime Hyack what with Canadian coaches on so many of the other teams. I am disappointed but certainly not heartbroken. It helps to remember that some of those teams curl all the time - that is all they do. Unlike our curlers who have jobs. I am pretty darn proud of our country for what they have achieved overall in these Olympics - blew our score at Sochi right out the window.


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Canada's Toutant wins gold in 1st Olympic men's snowboard big air final

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Canada's Sebastien Toutant has won gold in men's big air at the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

The 25-year-old from L'Assomption, Que., scored 84.75 points on his first run and 89.50 on his second for a combined 174.25 points. Toutant didn't land his final run, but he didn't need to.

In big air, each rider gets three runs with the points from their top two combined for a total score. Jumps are judged based on difficulty and execution — including amplitude and landing.

Kyle Mack of the United States won silver while Britain's Billy Morgan took bronze.

Max Parrot of Bromont, Que., who won silver in slopestyle last week, finished ninth with 117.75 while Regina's Mark McMorris, the slopestyle bronze medallist, was 10th after struggling to land his first two jumps.

Big air was making its Olympic debut.


I just love those sweaters - they rock.


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