Sunday, February 21, 2010

21st Winter Olympics:Day 9 Recap

I know this recap is a little late, I was out with some friends last night. I made a promise to myself that I would update EVERY day, so regardless how late it is here is my Day 9 recap!

1. Men's Curling

In the best game of the men's curling competition Canada faced Great Britain. GB are the reigning world champions and have been playing amazing leading up to the Olympics.

This week however, GB has struggled in finding their game. Well last night they definitely found it challenging Canada and giving them a really good test. Canada just squeaked out the win, but it will be interesting to see if that game helps of hinders the GB team.

2. 2-Man Bobsled

Canada has 2 teams competing in this. Canada 2 is definitely the better of the 2 teams, however, they have been injured most of the season. They said that they were ready to compete and that they were. Pierre Lueders and ex CFL player Jesse Lumsden are in 6th place after 2 runs.

Canada 1 has some major issues on their second run. About 3/4 of the way down the track they tipped their sled. They currently sit in 21st, and definitely are out of the medal race.

3. Men's 1000m Speed Skating

This is probably one of the neatest stories to happen yet in the game. Brothers Charles and Francois Hamelin qualified for the A finals. Unfortunately, we ended up 4th and 5th, but it is pretty impressive to have 2 brothers make it to the finals of 1 event.

4. Women's Super G

Canada had another disappointing day in Whistler. Our downhill teams just can't seem to get the ball rolling.

Our highest Canadian was Britt Janyk in 17th. Georgia Simmerling finished 27th, while veteran Emily Brydon DNF. Shona Rubens also DNF.

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