Olympic Weekend Recap: Every Medal Canada Has Won So Far

Canada has developed into a powerhouse at the Winter Olympic Games. In 2010, on home soil, Canadian athletes won 14 gold medals to top the table. This was followed by another strong showing in Sochi, where we returned from Russia with 10 golds to our name.

Now three days into the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, our athletes are once again shining on the world stage.

As of writing, Canada sits in a six-way tie for third place at the 2018 Winter Olympics (one Gold medal).

If ranked by total medals won, Canada would own the two spot (six medals).

Here’s who’s earned hardware in the red and white so far:

Gold: Figure Skating Team Event

Canada’s figure skating team brought home our first Gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The achievement is especially notable for Patrick Chan, Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, who are retiring after the Games.

Silver: Justine Dufour-Lapointe, Ladies’ Moguls

Dufour-Lapointe followed up her gold in Sochi with a strong silver over the weekend. At just 23 years old, it’s safe to assume she’ll finish a few more Games on the podium.

Silver: Max Parrot, Men’s Slopestyle

Part of what makes the Olympics so great are the narratives that define each athlete’s road to the Games. Like this fun fact about silver medalist Max Parrot:

Silver: Laurie Blouin, Ladies’ Slopestyle

Blouin was questionable to participate in the ladies’ slopestyle event after suffering a head injury in training just three days ago. Her face still bruised, she finished on the podium all smiles.

Silver: Ted-Jan Bloemen, Men’s 5000m Speed Skating

Ted-Jan Bloemen, who struggled to break through in the Dutch figure skating team, switched to Team Canada in 2014 in search of a chance to shine. The 31-year-old proved his pedigree on Sunday, finishing two-one-thousandths of a second ahead of Bronze medal-winner Sverre Lunde Pedersen of Norway.

Bronze: Mark McMorris, Men’s Slopestyle

That McMorris even participated in the Games is an impressive feat considering he almost died in a backcountry snowboarding accident in Whistler less than a year ago. His bronze is as good as gold in my books.