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How Canada’s Olympic athletes did this weekend

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Canadian athletes captured medals in quite a lot of winter Olympic sports activities over the previous few days. Listed below are the highlights:

Canadian skaters received a pair of brief monitor thrillers.

With the ultimate World Cup cease of the calendar yr happening within the brief monitor hotbed of Seoul, two Canadian males every upset a South Korean star in a photograph end.

On Saturday, Steven Dubois clipped Olympic 1,500m champion Hwang Dae-heon on the line to win the lads’s 1,000m race. It was the primary gold of the season for Dubois, who received a medal of every color on the 2022 Olympics. Canada’s Pascal Dion bought the bronze. William Dandjinou and Félix Roussel later made it a double double-podium day for Canada by taking silver and bronze, respectively, within the males’s 1,500m.

On Sunday, Dandjinou upgraded to gold within the second males’s 1,500m of the weekend and denied Korea’s Park Ji-Received of a sweep by outstretching the world champion on the end line. Dubois grabbed the bronze to as soon as once more put a pair of Canadians on the identical podium.

The brief monitor World Cup tour concludes in February with a pair of stops in Europe.

Rachel Homan captured her record-extending 14th Grand Slam of Curling ladies’s title.

The three-time Scotties Event of Hearts champion and her Ottawa-based rink defeated reigning world champ Silvana Tirinzoni’s Swiss workforce 8-4 within the ladies’s closing on Sunday on the Grand Slam’s Masters occasion in Saskatoon. Homan is ranked third on this planet, behind Tirinzoni, who’s received 4 straight world titles, and South Korea’s Eun-Ji Gim, who beat Homan within the closing of final month’s Slam in Nova Scotia.

Prime-ranked males’s skip Joël Retornaz of Italy continued his unimaginable season by defeating Scotland’s Ross Whyte 3-2 for his third Grand Slam title in as many tries.

The following Slam is the Canadian Open in Purple Deer, Alta., in January.

Mikaël Kingsbury saved his podium streak going.

The freestyle snowboarding star received one other gold within the males’s moguls on Friday and a bronze within the twin moguls on Saturday in France to make it 4 medals in 4 occasions this season. Friday’s win was Kingsbury’s 83rd on the World Cup tour, extending his all-time document. Canada’s Elliot Vaillancourt took silver in that occasion, his first-ever World Cup medal.

The ultimate moguls World Cup cease of the calendar yr takes place this Friday and Saturday within the nation of Georgia.

Different high Canadian outcomes:

* Eliot Grondin took bronze in Saturday’s males’s snowboard cross World Cup occasion in Italy. It was the second podium in as many tries this season for the 2022 double Olympic medallist, who received gold earlier this month.

* Ski jumper Alex Loutitt captured her third World Cup medal of the season on Friday with a silver within the ladies’s giant hill occasion in Switzerland earlier than ending eighth in one other giant hill competitors on Saturday.

* The Canadian ladies’s hockey workforce beat the US in a shootout on Saturday in Sarnia, Ont., for his or her first win of this season’s Rivalry Sequence. The world champion People received the primary three video games of the seven-game tour earlier than Canadian captain Marie-Philip Poulin scored the lone objective in Saturday’s shootout. The ultimate three video games are in February.

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