Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen set a new Olympic record of 12 minutes, 39.77 seconds in the 10,000 metres and won his first Olympic gold, on day 6 at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Meanwhile, Canadian lugers Alex Gough, Sam Edney, Tristan Walker and Justin Snith finished in a combined time of 2 minutes 24.872 seconds sliding to silver in the team event.
Canada’s veteran figure skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford saved the best for what they say is their last season, performing to Adele’s Hometown Glory. They scored 153.33 points in their pairs free performance and reached the Olympic podium with a bronze. What a way to exit the game!
Kevin Koe and Canadian men’s curling team beat the Norwegians 7-4 and the men’s hockey team, this time without players from the NHL, had a 5-1 victory over Switzerland.
Alpine skiing saw Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway win gold in men’s downhill. The so called Mozart of ski racing Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States won gold in giant slalom.