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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:53 am
 


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Our womens curling team had better get their collective heads out of their collective butts because one more loss and they're likely on the outside looking in. Bad decisions and poor shot making led to this debacle.

https://olympics.cbc.ca//news/article/r ... start.html


That just wasn't Team Holman, was it?

Actually, maybe it wasn't a team problem. The other 3 of the team were doing some impressive stuff. It was specifically Rachel Holman screwing up.

She was all bobbles at key moments and bonehead strategy moves. That's not her. Even Emma was kind of shrugging and saying "I don't know." With those two that's like a raging argument. Usually, they're gogs in the same machine speaking an unspoken language.

When K & L bobbled the first mixed doubles game you could write it off to "Oh well. Make some adjustments." I don't know if that will work here. Rachel needs to flip her head around straight, stat, and be the old Rachel Holman or they're done.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:18 am
 


Homan chokes with the final rock of the 11th end in a 8-8 game allowing Denmark to steal 1 winning the game 9-8. Canada now drops to 0-3.........


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:15 am
 


As I recall Holman did her choke maneuver once before. It was the last time she represented Canada in an International tournament for the world's.

That time though I think she got to the final shot of the final game before shifting it into choke mode.

Team Canada, your women's curling team needs a sports psychologist stat.

The Team Holman we've been watching so far in Pyeong Chang can't be the same Team Holman we watch playing in Canada. That team just scythes through the competition like they're wheat. Foreign or domestic, doesn't matter.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:55 pm
 


Hard conversations and comfort from family help Team Homan rebound to score first victory


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GANGNEUNG — At one of the bleakest moments of their curling lives, Rachel Homan and her teammates turned to their families and to each other to find some perspective.

They had just lost their third straight game — unheard of for a Canadian team at the Olympics — and Homan was being criticized for her decision in a burned rock controversy. They needed answers that could help them rebound and get back into the medal chase.

They had the rest of Friday and most of the next day off before they went back on the ice to face the United States Saturday night. They used the time well, soaking up the support of loved ones and airing their own ideas and concerns among themselves.

Back on the ice again, Canada demolished the United States 11-3 in seven ends Saturday night, curling an almost flawless game to finally get into the win column.

“We had some really great conversations today with the team,” Canada coach and sports psychologist Adam Kingsbury said. “Sometimes there are those critical periods in a team’s history where they can come together or they can split apart. I’ve never, in the 3½ years I’ve known them, I’ve never seen them have such real, authentic conversations like they did today.

“And they’re different, as we could see. Forget the scoreboard, they’re different people out there today.”

Curlers thrown into fire as burned rock debate heats up at Olympics
Burned rock controversy sums it all up for Canada’s curlers so far
Homan herself, who looked so rattled in Friday’s 9-8 loss to Denmark, curled 96 per cent. Third Emma Miskew came in at 98 per cent. Second Joanne Courtney curled 93 per cent and lead Lisa Weagle shot 86 per cent.

Beyond the numbers, what really showed was their confidence, their belief in each other and their communication on the ice...


http://theprovince.com/sports/olympics/ ... 823c9171ca

Whew...

But let's hope it's not too little, too late.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:47 pm
 


Girard wins gold in men’s 1000m short track speed skating

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Samuel Girard has captured his first career Olympic medal, taking gold in short track speed skating’s 1000m.

This is Canada’s first ever Olympic gold in the event and it is the first time Canada has won an Olympic medal in the men’s 1000m since Salt Lake City 2002, where Mathieu Turcotte claimed bronze. Canada had actually won four straight 1000m medals up to that point before the lengthy drought began.

Girard won a silver medal in the 1000m at the 2016 World Championships. He also reached the podium twice in the 1000m during the fall World Cup season.

It initially looked like Girard might not get a chance to race for the podium, when he crossed the line last in his semifinal. But he was advanced in the final; unfortunately it came at the expense of teammate Charles Hamelin, who was penalized in their semifinal.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:48 pm
 


Boutin wins second medal of PyeongChang 2018, taking 1500m bronze

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Kim Boutin has won her second short track speed skating medal of PyeongChang 2018, taking bronze in the 1500m.

Boutin had already won a bronze medal in the 500m on Day 4 of the Games. She is now the first Canadian female short track speed skater to win two individual medals at the same Winter Games

The gold went to South Korea’s Choi Minjeong while China’s Li Jinyu claimed the silver.

Boutin finished third in this season’s 1500m World Cup standings after reaching the podium twice.

Marianne St-Gelais and Valerie Maltais were eliminated from the 1500m when they were both penalized in their semifinals.

Prior to PyeongChang 2018, Canada had never won an Olympic medal in the women’s 1500m. It was the only short track event in which no Canadian had ever stood on the Olympic podium.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:06 am
 


Beaulieu-Marchand wins bronze in men’s ski slopestyle

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Alex Beaulieu-Marchand has won Canada’s first ever Olympic medal in men’s ski slopestyle, taking bronze at PyeongChang 2018.

When the event made its Olympic debut four years ago, Beaulieu-Marchand had been the lone Canadian man to even qualify for Sochi 2014. He finished 12th.

This time, he had three teammates alongside him, two of whom also advanced to the final.

Evan McEachran was the first of the three Canadians onto the course in the final, earning 89.40 points for the first of his three runs, of which only the top score would count for each skier. That put him in second place for the time-being behind Norway’s Oystein Braaten, who rocked his first run to earn 95.00 points. Beaulieu-Marchand was also among the few skiers to hit their first run in full, moving into fourth place with 81.60 points.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:44 pm
 


Team Canada aka Team Homan appear to be back in good form again. Their draw against Team Japan only went to 7 ends today after Team Canada went ahead by 6 points. Lisa was curling 100%. Joanne got her groove back and made some key shots and Rach was dead-eye dick on her take-outs. Emma has been solid in almost every draw and as again today. Good to see the ladies back in the game. :rock:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:00 pm
 


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:26 pm
 


83.67 The highest score ever given in an Olympic short dance portion of the figure skating competition. It was given to Canada's own Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir tonight. Their skate was a masterpiece of precision and beauty. :rock:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:14 pm
 


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83.67 The highest score ever given in an Olympic short dance portion of the figure skating competition. It was given to Canada's own Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir tonight. Their skate was a masterpiece of precision and beauty. :rock:

It was a great performance wasn't it? :rock:


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Mowich wrote:
83.67 The highest score ever given in an Olympic short dance portion of the figure skating competition. It was given to Canada's own Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir tonight. Their skate was a masterpiece of precision and beauty. :rock:

It was a great performance wasn't it? :rock:


That is was, Strutz. No wardrobe malfunctions for Tessa. :)


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I have a renewed interest in skating:

http://english.chosun.com/site/data/htm ... 01289.html

The best thing about the dance competition is that so few of them fall over. The regular stuff is as disturbing to watch as showjumping. I'm constantly waiting for disaster to strike.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:54 pm
 


Kripps and Kopacz tie for two-man bobsleigh gold

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Justin Kripps and Alex Kopacz captured gold late on Monday night for Canada’s third ever Olympic medal in men’s two-man bobsleigh.

They actually tied with Germany’s Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis for first place after all four runs were completed, both sleds finishing with a total time of 3:16.86.

It was a scene reminiscent of Nagano 1998 where Pierre Lueders and Dave MacEachern tied with an Italian sled for Canada’s first ever gold medal in the two-man event. That had been the first time that two gold medals were awarded in an Olympic bobsleigh event.

After the first two heats in PyeongChang, Kripps and Kopacz had been in second place with a cumulative time of 1:38.49. That left them just a tenth of a second behind Germans Nico Walther and Christian Poser. Another German sled, Johannes Lochner and Christopher Weber, was hot on their tail, nine-one hundredths of a second back.

In the third heat, the top five sleds all re-organized themselves in the standings as Kripps and Kopacz took over the lead with a total time of 2:27.58. But they sat in first place by just six-one hundredths of a second over Friedrich and Margis, who had jumped up from fifth place. Lochner and Weber dropped to third while Walther and Poser fell all the way to fifth heading into the final run. In fourth place were Latvians Oskars Melbardis and Janis Strenga.


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