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2018 Winter Olympic medal standings: Canada's Week 1 results better than Sochi or Vancouver

Rob Williams Feb 16, 2018 11:28 am 5,846

We’re through the first seven days of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, which has been a successful Games for Canada so far.

With 13 medals (4 gold, 5 silver, 4 bronze), Team Canada is ahead of its pace from Sochi 2014 (11 medals) and Vancouver 2010 (8 medals) – the two most successful Winter Olympics our country has ever had.

With that said, Day 7 was a quiet one.

Canada produced zero medals, with the best news of the day coming from the Canadian men’s curling team, who improved their record to 4-0 with a 7-6 win over South Korea.

The same can’t be said for our women’s curling team, which is winless in three matches after a 9-8 loss to Denmark. To add salt to the wound, they’ve come under fire for displaying poor etiquette during the match.

Canada’s Alex Harvey placed seventh in the 15-kilometre free in cross-country skiing.

Ivanie Blondin and Isabelle Weidemann, two medal hopefuls for Canada in long track speed skating, finished fifth and sixth respectively in the women’s 5,000-metre race.

Patrick Chan sits in sixth place after the men’s short program in figure skating. He completed a quad toeloop, but fell while attempting a triple axel.

See also

PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Medals


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Rob Williams
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