Photo: Mikaël Kingsbury wins gold medal and is the Olympic moguls champion at PyeongChang 2018. Credit: COC/Vaughn Ridley
PyeongChang 2018: Team Canada End of Day 3
PYEONGCHANG (February 12, 2018) – Here is what you need to know about Team Canada at the end of Day 3 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018:
RESULTS: Team Canada’s competition results
COMPETITION SCHEDULE: Team Canada Day-By-Day at PyeongChang 2018
Mikaël Kingsbury has won the only gold medal and is the Olympic moguls champion at PyeongChang 2018.
Mikaël KINGSBURY On winning gold at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games after winning silver at Sochi 2014:
“I’ve dreamed about this since I was eight years old. I just realized my dream today and it’s the best day of my life. I’ve won so many World Cups in my career but, you know, winning that one… it’s one night every four years and I’ve been able to win it. For the rest of my life I will be Olympic champion.”
- Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir ties Evgeni Plushenko (RUS) and Gillis Grafström (SWE) as the most decorated Olympic figure skaters of all time;
- Laurie Blouin’s silver medal is the first ever medal by a Canadian in the women’s snowboard slopestyle event and the first women’s snowboard medal not in snowboard cross;
- Canada is the first country to win the same freestyle skiing event at three straight Games.
Minister Duncan congratulates Canada’s first gold medal winners at Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb. 12, 2018 /CNW/ – On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I would like to extend my most heartfelt congratulations to Patrick Chan, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Gabrielle Daleman, Kaetlyn Osmond, Eric Radford and Meagan Duhamel on winning Canada’s first gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games today.
Canada’s figure skating team earned their gold medal in the team event, proving that collectively, Canada can achieve anything. This is Canada’s first gold medal in this Olympic competition and the 7thoverall Olympic medal for Canada.
Over the course of three days, Team Canada competed in long and short programs in all four figure skating disciplines against the world’s top 10 countries.
Their outstanding performance reminds us that Canada is a leading sport nation, and our government is proud to provide our athletes with the tools they need to reach the podium.
Today, Canadians across our country are filled with pride and admiration at their incredible talent, drive and strength as we celebrate this prestigious moment in their sport career. They are a true inspiration for all Canadians.
I wish our Canadian Olympic Team much more success as competition continues in PyeongChang.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage