7:47am Update: Canada’s Alex Gough wins bronze in women’s luge singles.
7:35AM Update: Kim Boutin has won bronze in the 500-metre short track speed skating event.
7:18am Update: Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris have won gold in mixed doubles curling. They defeated Switzerland 10-3.
Canada’s mixed doubles curling team is playing Switzerland in the gold medal game right now. The Canadian team of Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris lost their first round-robin match but have won each game since. Mixed doubles curling is making its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang. In the bronze medal game, the Olympic Athletes from Russia beat Norway.
Melodie Daoust and Meghan Agosta each had a goal and an assist to help Canada beat Finland 4-1 in Olympic women’s hockey this morning. The win was Canada’s second straight and virtually assured it a berth in the semifinals. The Canadians play one final round-robin game (against the USA) on Thursday.
The individual Olympic figure skating competitions begin tonight in Pyeongchang with the pairs short program. Megan Duhamel of Lively, Ontario and Eric Radford of Balmerstown, Ontario helped Canada capture gold in the team event. They finished first in the pairs free component and second in the short program in the team competition.
Calgary’s Alex Gough enters the midway point of the luge competition in third place at the Pyeongchang Games. After the first two runs, Gough has a combined time of 32.654 seconds, less than one second behind leader Natalie Geisenberger of Germany, who is looking for her second straight Olympic title.
Marianne St-Gelais will try to reach the podium in the women’s 500-metre short-track final. It would be especially satisfying for the skater from St-Felicien, Quebec, who failed to win any individual medals at the Sochi Games four years ago.
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