Canada had another promising day on Day 11. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come in the 2nd week of the Olympics!
1. Men's Cross Country Skiing Team Pursuit
Canada had a great showing in the team pursuit. I haven't featured cross country skiing much, as it is probably one of my least favorite winter sports.
We came into this race ranked 13th in the world, and ended up finishing 4th. Yes I know another 4th place, but it was still a great result for this team.
The big disappointment was the Belarus team as they were doing excellent in their qualification run when less then 500m to go in the race a skier made a wrong turn, that lost him the race.
2. Men's Freestyle Skiing
The men's Aerial Freestyle qualifications were tonight. We had 3 men that were in the hunt to get to the next round, and all 3 made it to the next round! We are in a great position to hopefully threaten for a medal.
3. Women's Hockey
The women dominated yet again in their semi-final game. Our first real test of the games will come when we play the USA in the gold medal game.
I realize that we have not qualified for that game yet, but unless the women decide to fall asleep during a game it will be easy to keep moving on to the finals.
4. Ice Dance Free Skate
Wow is all I can say. Virtue and Moir were amazing tonight. They totally deserved to win the gold medal. The lifts that they did were beautiful, the connection they had was amazing and altogether it was perfect. This definitely sets the tone for week 2 now!
Another great article from Fourth Place Medal
Maybe this is what happens when we don't pressure our athletes