Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have a controversial Silver at Sochi 2014. The Canadian figure skaters put on a phenomenal show for the crowd in Russia, but amidst a fixing scandal hovering over Sochi, the Americans came away with gold. Now, we never know if it was fixed or not, what we do know, is Canada has a silver medal in Pairs Ice Dance.
Canada’s Dara Howell stunned the crowd with a remarkable score of 94 during the Ladies Ski Slopestyle finals, which gave her the Gold Medal, the fourth of the games for Canada. Kim Lamarre, in the second to last run, took Bronze as well with a fantastic run. Canada now has nine medals in Sochi. If you were falling asleep, you’re wide awake now.
With three Canadians in the final six for medals, they were destined for success. And they got it. Alex Bilodeau defended his title, becoming the first back-to-back winner in Men’s Moguls, and the first Canadian to defend their title since Catriona Le May Doan in 1998 and 2002 in Speed Skating. Mikael Kingsbury, also took the Silver medal away.
Canada has their fifth Gold Medal, thanks to the Canada 1 Bobsleigh Team defending their 2010 title. Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse were somewhat overshadowed as they won Gold during the Canada Hockey Game, but their spirits were not dampened and Canada is now cheering loud for the pair. They are the first to ever defend a Women’s Bobsleigh Title. It’s Canada’s 18th Medal in Sochi.
Canada got a surprising Silver in the Women’s 3000m Short Track Relay this morning. The four skaters continued the legacy of medaling in this event in every Olympics since 1994, but they thought they won Bronze. The Chinese team was disqualified, and Canada was bumped into Silver, their 8th of the Games.