2.21.2014

Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games Update


So... I really doubt you haven't heard, but Canada is going to the gold-medal game!!! My facebook was quite literally spammed with statuses and links to the semifinal win, and I'm pretty sure not a single Canadian hasn't heard about it yet. I was one of the few that couldn't watch because my work does not have a T.V, but the lot of us were checking our phones every minute!

Anyways point being, Canada defeated the United States 1-0 to go on to the gold medal game! Thank you to our hot defence - specifically Jamie Benn - for the lone goal! The US better be prepared to mend some broken hearts.

If you want to know what else happened today, click the jump to find out who else won medals.


In the women's slalom, the USA did win a gold medal. Their lady of the day: Mikaela Shiffrin and her time of 1:44.54. Austria took the silver and bronze thanks to Marlies Schild and Kathrin Zettel.

The women's 4x6km biathlon relay saw the Ukrain team take the gold (hopefully that gets their nation's spirits up), Russia take the silver, and Norway run away with the bronze.

The Canadian men stepped up to the plate to meet their female counterparts. As the women's hockey team defeated the US, so did the men. As the women's curling team won the gold, so did the men! Canada's men's curling team took the gold in a 9-3 win over Great Britain. Sweden took the bronze with their 6-4 win over China.

More ladies came up to the podium today. In the ladies' ski cross final, Canada stole gold and silver!! Marielle Thompson took the gold and Kelsey Serwa took the silver. The bronze was awarded to Sweden's Anna Holmlund.

Canada took home another medal in the men's 500 m final. Charles Cournoyer took the bronze, but ahead him were Russia's Victor An (taking the gold) and China's Wu Dajing. The ladies in the 1000 m final saw two Koreans stand on the podium. Park Seung Hi took the gold with her time of 1:30.761, China's Fan Kexin took silver (1:30.811 was her finish time), and the bronze went to Korea's Shim Suk Hee when she finished at 1:31.027. The last short track event was the men's 5000 m relay. Russia took the gold with their neck-breaking time of 6:42.100, the USA took the silver at 6:42.371, and China nabbed the bronze at 6:48.341.

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