Gold, Bronze For Canada On Day-8

Samuel Girard captured his first career Olympic medal, a gold in the 1,000m short track speed skating event.Photo courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Samuel Girard captured his first career Olympic medal, on 17 February 2018, a gold in the 1,000m short track speed skating event.
Photo courtesy of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

(PYEONGCHANG, SOUTH KOREA) – At the end of Day 8 at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Canada occupies 3rd place on the medal count with 15 total podium finishes. Split evenly between each of the gold, silver, and bronze awards, Canada trails Germany by 2 medals and Norway by 7.

Kim Boutin won her second Olympic bronze medal at PyeongChang and Canada’s first ever medal in the women’s 1,500m short track speed skating event. She is the first Canadian female short track speed skater to win two individual medals at the same Olympic Winter Games.

Samuel Girard captured his first career Olympic medal. The 1,000m short track speed skating gold is Canada’s first ever in the event and the first time Canada has won an Olympic medal in the event since Salt Lake City 2002.

“I think I’m not realising right now,” Girard said. “I think I will realise a little later. For now I’m just enjoying the moment. For my family, my coach, I’m really, really happy right now.”

Sunday will see medals awarded in alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, freestyle skiing, and speed skating.

Canadian Medal Winners

  • Justine Dufour-Lapointe – SILVER – Ladies Moguls
  • Mark Parrot – SILVER – Men’s Slopestyle
  • Mark McMorris – BRONZE – Men’s Slopestyle
  • Ted-Jan Bloeman – SILVER – Men’s Speed Skating 5,000m
  • Canada – GOLD – Team Figure Skating
  • Michael Kingsbury – GOLD – Men’s Moguls
  • Laurie Blouin – SILVER – Ladies Slopestyle
  • Canada – GOLD – Mixed Doubles Curling
  • Alex Gough – Bronze – Ladies Singles Luge
  • Kim Boutin – BRONZE – Ladies Speed Skating 500m
  • Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford – BRONZE – Pairs Figure Skating
  • Canada – SILVER – Team Relay Luge
  • Ted-Jan Bloeman – GOLD – Men’s Speed Skating 10,000m
  • Kim Boutin – BRONZE – Ladies Speed Skating 1,500m
  • Samuel Girard – GOLD – Men’s Speed Skating 1,000m
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