What to look at this weekend in Olympic sports activities

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One other busy weekend of winter Olympic sports activities is right here, and Canadian athletes have already began piling up medals. Here is a take a look at who reached the rostrum as we speak and who has an opportunity over the following couple of days:

Freestyle snowboarding: Mikaël Kingsbury is on a roll

The Canadian star gained the boys’s moguls occasion as we speak in France for his third consecutive victory and record-extending 83rd profession gold on the World Cup tour. Canada’s Elliot Vaillancourt took silver, his first-ever World Cup medal.

Kingsbury will attempt to preserve his profitable streak going within the twin moguls competitors on Saturday. The pinnacle-to-head model of the game will make its Olympic debut in 2026.

A World Cup freeski halfpipe occasion is going down as we speak at Colorado’s Copper Mountain, the place  Canada’s Amy Fraser can add to her bronze from final week’s season opener in China. Max Moffatt was the one Canadian to qualify for Saturday’s freeski massive air occasions at Copper Mountain.

WATCH | Kingsbury claims World Cup gold in Frech Alps:

Canadians Kingsbury and Vaillancourt earn World Cup gold and silver within the French Alps

Mikaël Kingsbury of Deux-Montagnes, Que., gained gold whereas Elliot Vaillancourt of Drummondville, Que., gained silver on the FIS freestyle snowboarding World Cup moguls occasion in Huez, France.

Ski leaping: Alex Loutitt climbs the rostrum once more

Per week after grabbing a silver and a bronze on the World Cup season opener in Norway, the 19-year-old Canadian took silver in as we speak’s ladies’s massive hill occasion in Switzerland.

Final winter, Loutitt grew to become the primary Canadian to seize a ski leaping world title and the primary Canadian lady to win a person World Cup competitors. She was additionally a part of Canada’s first-ever Olympic ski leaping medal, a bronze within the blended staff occasion in 2022 in Beijing.

Loutitt will attempt for the rostrum once more on Saturday when one other ladies’s massive hill occasion takes place.

Alpine snowboarding: Canada’s medal search continues

The Canadian staff continues to be in search of its first World Cup podium of the season after males’s super-G world champion Jack Crawford completed sixth in as we speak’s race in northern Italy. Crawford was fifth in yesterday’s downhill.

One other males’s downhill is scheduled for Saturday morning. The ladies are in France for a downhill on Saturday and a super-G on Sunday.

Quick monitor pace skating: Canada has a rising star

This week’s World Cup cease is within the quick monitor hotbed of South Korea, the all-time chief in Olympic medals. Medal races go Saturday and Sunday in Seoul, the place Canada’s Jordan Pierre-Gilles will attempt to construct on his three gold medals ultimately week’s meet.

The 25-year-old gained each of the boys’s 500m races in Beijing to increase his profitable streak in that distance to a few and helped the Canadian males’s relay staff to its second gold in three tries.

Different issues taking place this weekend:

* The world’s prime males’s and ladies’s curling groups are in Saskatoon for the Masters, the ultimate Grand Slam of the calendar 12 months. Canada’s Brad Gushue and Rachel Homan and reigning world champion Silvana Tirinzoni of Switzerland had been among the many skips who’d clinched a quarterfinal spot earlier than our publish time. The playoffs begin Saturday and finish with the finals on Sunday.

* The snowboard cross World Cup tour continues in Italy, the place Canada’s Eliot Gronin seems to be to comply with up his gold medal from the boys’s season opener earlier this month. It was the fourth profession World Cup victory for Grondin, who took the boys’s silver and a bronze within the blended staff occasion on the 2022 Olympics.

* Whistler, B.C. is internet hosting the second cease on the luge World Cup tour. Eleven Canadians are competing, although none are anticipated to medal because the staff is in a rebuilding part.

* This week’s bobsleigh and skeleton World Cup races are in Austria, the place no Canadians reached the rostrum in as we speak’s skeleton and ladies’s monobob occasions. Extra bobsleigh is arising on Saturday and Sunday.


Many of the occasions talked about above might be streamed dwell on, the CBC Sports activities app and CBC Gem. Catch extra winter Olympic sports activities protection Saturday on the CBC TV community from 1-6 p.m. ET. Here is the total streaming and broadcast schedule.

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