Before I recap the daily events from Vancouver, look at this heartbreaking story about the Canadian Figure Skater.
Canadian Figure Skater's Mother Dies
1. Women's 1500m
Canada was ranked # 1,2 and 5 going into this race. We had high expectations for 1 if not 2 medals from the women. Christina Groves came through for Canada winning the silver medal. Christina Nesbuitt ended up 6th and Cindy Klassen 21st. Although we did get a medal, it was disappointing not to get 2.
2. 2-Man Bobsled
The 2 Man Bobsled did runs 3 and 4 tonight. Canada 1 who had tipped earlier finished out with 2 great runs tonight. They definitely are ready for the 4 man competition. Canada 2 jumped up a spot to end up in 5th place.
The German team that won gold because the most successful Olympic bobsledder in history. It was great to see him win in Canada could not.
3. Canada vs. USA Men's Hockey
This game is another disappointment so far in the games. Canada was favored to win this game, and it was the highlight performance of tonight.
Ryan Miller put out an amazing performance in goal. Brodeur just couldn't get his game together, and it was the weak part of our game.
We finally got some lines to click. Crosby was on a better line tonight, and as a result scored a goal. We took some bad penalties in the game, so still have lots to work on.
Canada will not play Germany and the winner of that will face Russia in the semi finals.
4. Men's Ski Cross
Ski Cross is almost as exciting as the Snowboard Cross. The Canadians put out a decent performance. In the final race Canada was in a medal position when he fell. Christopher Delbosco finished 4th and Davey Barr finished 6th. Stanley Hayer also finished in 10th.
We have had so many athletes finish in 4th place over these games. It would be great to get a few of these onto the podium!