If all goes according to plan, according to the Associated Press, by February 23 when the Olympic Flame is extinguished at Fisht Olympic Stadium, Canada will have won 13 gold medals and 31 medals overall at the 2014 Winter Games.
The final projections, which include seven silver and eleven bronze medals, will be five more than the 26 medals won at Vancouver 2010.
At the home Games, Canada bookended its medal performance with a first ‘home soil’ gold by freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau on Day 2 and the men’s ice hockey gold on the final day of competition.
Based on the projections (listed in full below), Canada is expected to reprise the men’s ice hockey gold title for the second consecutive time but will not be able to defend the women’s ice hockey gold title against the United States.
Canadians will be a powerhouse in freestyle skiing, winning four gold and ten medals overall in the sport. They are strong contenders for the new Olympic freestyle skiing and snowboarding sport events being introduced at Sochi – sports that Canada already excels at in the Winter X Games.
At Nagano 1998, snowboarding was introduced as an Olympic sport and Whistler’s Ross Rebagliati was the first ever to win the gold medal in the men’s event.
Patrick Chan will figure skate to gold in his singles competition while ice dance duo Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue will win silver, coming behind American skaters Charlie White and Meryl Davis who won silver in Vancouver against Canadian gold. Canada will also win the figure skating team trophy, a new figure skating event being added to the Winter Games this year.
Alpine Skiing: Men’s Super-G
Alpine Skiing: Women’s Super-Combined
Figure Skating: Men’s Singles
Figure Skating: Pairs Dance
Figure Skating: Team Trophy
Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Aerials
Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Halfpipe Skiing
Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Moguls
Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Ski Cross
Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Slopestyle Skiing
Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Moguls
Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Ski Cross
Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Slopestyle Skiing
Ice Hockey: Men
Ice Hockey: Women
Short Track: Men’s 500
Short Track: Men’s 1000
Short Track: Men’s 1,500
Short Track: Women’s 1,500
Snowboarding: Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom
Snowboarding: Men’s Slopestyle
Gold – Max Parrot, Canada
Snowboarding: Women’s Snowboard Cross
Speed Skating: Women’s 1,500
Speed Skating: Women’s Team Pursuit