The Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games are quickly drawing to close, with Day 14 of sixteen wrapping up. The day featured several disappointments in traditionally strong sports for Canada, but with twenty-seven medals, Canada managed to exceed their previous record for overall medal count from Vancouver 2010.
Biathlon at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics finished on 23 February 2018 with the Men’s 4×7.5km Relay. The medalists are as follows:
Gold: Peppe Femling, Jesper Nelin, Sebastian Samuelsson, and Fredrik Lindstroem (Sweden)
Silver: Lars Helge Birkeland, Tarjei Boe, Johannes Thingnes Boe, and Emil Hegle Svendsen (Norway)
Bronze: Erik Lesser, Benedikt Doll, Arnd Peiffer, and Simon Schempp (Germany)
Image: The Norwegian gold medalists celebrate. (Image courtesy of NBC Olympics)
At the Olympic Sliding Centre, Official Training Heats 5 and 6 were held for 4-man bobsleigh. Switzerland’s team of Rico Peter, Simon Friedli, Michael Kuonen, and Thomas Amrhein won both heats. Competition heats begin on 24 February.
Image: Switzerland’s bobsled team. (Image courtesy of Zimbio)
At the Gangneung Curling Centre, Men’s Curling Bronze Medal Game and Women’s Semi-Finals were held. In the Women’s competition, the Republic of Korea prevailed against Japan 8-7 and Sweden won over Great Britain 10-5. The Bronze Medal Game will be hosted on 24 February, and the Olympic title will be contested on 25 February.
In the Men’s competition, Switzerland upset Canada 7-5 to claim the bronze medal; Canada is sent home for the first time without a medal in men’s and women’s curling. The Gold Medal Game will be hosted on 24 February.
Image: Canada went home without a medal after losing their bronze medal match against Switzerland. (Image courtesy of Steve Russell/Toronto Star)
At the Gangneung Ice Arena, the Ladies’ Figure Skating finished with the free program, the last event in figure skating. Fifteen-year-old Alina Zagitova of the OAR beat training mate Evgenia Medvedeva to claim the gold medal. Kaetlyn Osmond won Canada’s twenty-seventh medal, breaking the previous record for Canada’s overall medal count. The medalists are as follows:
Gold: Alina Zagitova (OAR)
Silver: Evgenia Medvedeva (OAR)
Bronze: Kaetlyn Osmond (Canada)
Image: Kaetlyn Osmond won Canada’s twenty-seventh medal, breaking Canada’s record. (Image courtesy of CBC)
Ski cross marked the last event in Freestyle Skiing at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. After seeding the previous day, quarterfinals, semifinals, the small final, and the big final were all held to determine medalists. The medalists are as follows:
Gold: Kelsey Serwa (Canada)
Silver: Brittany Phelan (Canada)
Bronze: Fanny Smith (Switzerland)
Illustration: Amy Chen
Gangneung Hockey Centre hosted Men’s Hockey Playoffs Semifinals. OAR beat Czech Republic 3-0 and Germany beat Canada 4-3. Germany will face off against OAR for their first Olympic gold on 25 February. Canada and Czech Republic will battle for the bronze medal on 24 February.
Image: Germany cheers after they upset Canada 4-3 in the Men’s Hockey semi-finals. (Image courtesy of Steve Russell/Toronto Star)
Men’s 1000m was held at the Gangneung Oval. Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands claims his second Olympic gold of the Games, after winning the 1500m earlier. The medalists are as follows:
Gold: Kjeld Nuis (Netherlands)
Silver: Havard Lorentzen (Norway)
Bronze: Kim Tae-Yun (Republic of Korea)
Image: Kjeld Nuis won his second medal of the 2018 Olympic Games. (Image courtesy of Petr David Josek/AP Photo)