12 Medals for Snow Sports Canada
After more than two weeks of intense competition the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games have come to an end. A huge congratulations to all of the Snow Sports Canada athletes who participated and helped earn 12 of the 25 medals for Team Canada. Here are the medal highlights for our Snow Sports Canada athletes.
Gold – Jusine Dufour-Lapointe
Silver – Chloe Dufour-Lapointe
No one will forget the unbelievable and intense day of competition for Ladies’ Moguls, when the Dufour-Lapointe sisters topped the podium and made Olympic history.
Gold – Alex Bilodeau
Silver – Mikael Kingsbury
In Men’s Moguls Alex Bilodeau became the first Freestyle Gold Medallist (and the first Canadian male in any event) to repeat as Olympic Champion! He was joined on the podium by Mikael Kingsbury who took home the silver medal.
Women’s Ski Slopestyle:
Gold – Dara Howell
Bronze – Kim Lamarre
In a dazzling display of substance and style, Huntsville, Ontario’s Dara Howell won gold and Kim Lamarre from Quebec City captured the bronze medal.
Men’s Ski Halfpipe:
Silver – Mike Riddle
Sitting sixth after the first run of the two-run final, Sherwood Park, Alberta’s Mike Riddle took home silver.
Bronze – Mark McMorris
Despite his rib injury, Regina-born snowboarder, Mark McMorris won Olympic bronze in the Slopestyle competition.
Ladies Snowboard Cross:
Dominque Maltais raised her arms as she crossed the finish line for the silver medal in the women’s snowboard cross. Maltais knew she had done all the preparation and all the training to be at her best on the right day.
Ladies’ Ski Cross:
Gold – Marielle Thompson
Silver – Kelsey Serwa
Marielle Thompson of Whistler, B.C won a gold medal and Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, B.C., captured a silver medal in women’s skicross at Sochi.
Bronze – Jan Hudec
A high pain threshold and the belief he had more to accomplish in ski racing put a bronze Olympic medal around Jan Hudec’s neck in Men’s Super-G.
Congratulations to all of our Snow Sports Canada and Olympic Team athletes. You have made the country proud and continue to prove that anything is possible!