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2018 Winter Olympic medal standings: Canada won 2 more medals this morning

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Rob Williams Feb 17, 2018 1:23 pm 9,998

Team Canada continued its impressive run at the Winter Olympics on Day 8, adding two more medals to bring our national total up to 15 (5 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze).

Both medals were in short track speed skating, coming minutes apart.

Twenty-one-year-old Samuel Girard captured gold in the men’s 1,000-metre race. It’s his first-ever Olympic medal.

Shortly before that, Kim Boutin won her second bronze medal of the PyeongChang Games, placing third in the women’s 1,500-metre race. It’s Canada’s first-ever medal in that event.

Boutin’s performance is extra impressive considering what she overcame after her first bronze – having to make her social media accounts private after being the victim of online threats.

The 23-year-old from Sherbrooke, Quebec also became the first Canadian female short track speed skater to win two individual medals at the same Olympic Games.

In team sports, it was a day of firsts. Our men’s hockey team suffered their first loss, dropping a 3-2 decision in a shootout to the Czech Republic.

Canada’s men’s curling team suffered their first loss, 5-2 to Sweden. Our women’s team, meanwhile, finally got into the win column with a 11-3 win over USA.

See also

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Medals

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Rob Williams
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