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).
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Men’s 50-kilometre freestyle -â€ˆOlivier 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.
SPEED SKATING (LONG TRACK)
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).