What Canada Did Saturday at the Winter Olympics

What Canada Did Saturday at the Winter Olympics
What Canada Did on Saturday at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games held in Beijing, China (Photo credit: Shinnosuke Ando/Unsplash)

What Canada Did on Saturday at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games held in Beijing, China (distances in metres unless specified):


Women’s twos – Christine de Bruin of Stony Plain, Alta. (pilot), and Kristen Bujnowski, Mount Brydges, Ont., finished fifth overall after the four runs in four minutes, 7.52 seconds – 2.04 out of third place; Melissa Lotholz, Barrhead, Alta. (pilot) and Sara Villani, Norval, Ont., placed 12th (4:08.37).

Men’s fours – Justin Kripps, Summerland, B.C. (pilot); Ryan Sommer, White Rock, B.C.; Cam Stones, Whitby, Ont.; and Ben Coakwell, Moose Jaw, Sask., are ranked third following the opening two runs (1:57.38 – 0.38 behind the top team); Christopher Spring, Priddis, Alta. (pilot); Cody Sorensen, Ottawa; Sam Giguere, Sherbrooke, Que.; and Mike Evelyn, Ottawa, are 11th (1:58.43); Taylor Austin, Lethbridge, Alta. (pilot); Daniel Sunderland, Fort McMurray, Alta.; Chris Patrician, Toronto; and Jay Dearborn, Yarker, Ont., 21st (1:59.48).


Men’s 50-kilometre freestyle - Olivier Leveille, Sherbrooke, Que., placed 27th (1:15:54.3); and Remi Drolet, Rossland, B.C., was 35th (1:16:27.1).


Pairs – Kirsten Moore-Towers, St. Catharines, Ont., and Michael Marinaro, Sarnia, Ont., were 12th overall in the event following the long program with 181.37 points; Vanessa James, Montreal, and Eric Radford, Balmertown, Ont., finished 12th (189.99).


Men’s halfpipe – Noah Bowman, Calgary, finished fourth in the final with a best-run of 84.75 points – 2.00 out of the bronze medal; Brendan Mackay, Calgary (65.50) and Simon d’Artois, Whistler, B.C. (63.75) placed ninth and 10th.


Women’s mass start  Ivanie Blondin, Ottawa, earned the silver medal in 8:14.79 and 40 sprint points in the final round; Valerie Maltais, Saguenay, Que., was sixth (8:120.46 and six) – both were members of the women’s team pursuit which had won gold earlier in the Games.

Men’s mass start – Jordan Belchos, Toronto, finished in 13th place (7:48.14, no points); and Antoine Gelinas-Beaulieu, Sherbrooke, Que., was 15th (8:13.35).

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