The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 02/9/2014 1:28 PM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 02/9/2014 3:21 PM
SOCHI, Russia - After a best opening day ever at a Winter Olympics, Canada cooled on Day 2 with a single silver medal in figure skating.
The second-place finish in the new team event gave Canada a total of four medals at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Canada opened with a medal of every colour Saturday, including Justine Dufour-Lapointe's gold in women's moguls.
The stated objective for Canada is to win the overall medal count after finishing third with 26 in 2010.
— Canada's figure skaters should feel good about themselves heading into their individual events after capturing silver in the new team event. A showdown is brewing in men's singles between Canada's Patrick Chan and Russia's Evgeni Plushenko.
— Snowboard slopestyle world champion Spencer O'Brien of Courtney, B.C., had a rough day at Rhosa Kutor Extreme Park and finished last. A tearful O'Brien told reporters she was "really sad that I let Canada down."
— No medal in men's downhill, although Erik Guay of Mont-Tremblant, Que., Manny Osborne-Paradis of Invermere, B.C. and Calgary's Jan Hudec have another chance in the Feb. 16 super-G to end a 20-year medal drought in alpine skiing.
— Alex Harvey of St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., will have more chances at a cross-country medal at these Winger Games, but he was 18th in his first attempt in the men's skiathlon.
Canada's grade: C
Ones to watch Monday: Moguls skiers Alex Bilodeau of Rosemere, Que., and Mikael Kingsbury of Deux-Montagnes, Que., alpine skier Marie-Michele Gagnon of Lac-Etchemin, Que., in women's super combined, Charles Hamelin of Ste.-Julie, Que., in short-track speed skating and Edmonton's Jamie Gregg and Calgary's Gilmore Junio in long-track speedskating.
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