Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Gold-filled Day!

Canada won three Golds and one Bronze today!!!! Martin won Gold for Canada in curling against Norway's Ulsrud in a game filled with mistakes on both sides, Jasey Jan Anderson won Gold in Snowboard Parallel Giant Slalom, and Mathieu Giroux, Lucas Makowsky, and Denny Morrison won Gold in Men's Speedskating Team Pursuit.

Canada also won a Bronze in Four-man Bobsleigh; they were 1/100s slower than the Silver medallists - that's so close! At least they didn't wind up in fourth place like that.

I'm so proud of Canada's athletes! I know that I've only put the gold medal winners in my blog, but the Silver and Bronze medalists should be celebrated as well. Really, any athlete that made it to the Olympics and got a chance to compete should be proud of themselves.

So now Canada has a record 13 Gold Medals - over half of the record 25 medals we've won so far. We're guaranteed one more medal in the Gold-medal Men's Ice hockey game tomorrow against the US; at that point we'll have a record 26 total medals at the end of this Olympics. Canada now has won more medals than we've ever won at a Winter Olympics. What an amazing achievement!

Clearly the Own the Podium program really did make a difference in Canada's performance at this Olympics. Well done, Canada!

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