Olympics Day 12 Recap: Team Canada
💨 Speed skating: Team Canada is on top of the world (hey!) after winning gold in the women’s team pursuit early this morning, setting an Olympic record (2:53.44) along the way. Coming off a perfect 2021–22 World Cup season, the trio was able to hold on when it mattered most.
- The gold marks Isabelle Weidemann’s third medal of the games (the most for Team Canada), making her the only Canadian long-track speed skater to win more than two medals at an Olympics.
🏂 Snowboard: Max Parrot returned to the podium with a bronze in men’s big air this morning. Following his controversial gold in slopestyle — a missed grab that led teammate Mark McMorris to claim he should’ve won — his talent has been defended. And, in true Canadian fashion, McMorris said sorry.
⛸🏒 Ice qualifiers: Coming off an impressive fourth-place performance in the team competition, figure skater Madeline Schizas scored a 60.53 in her women’s short program this morning to advance to Thursday’s free skate.
- Also on the ice, fifth-seeded Canada’s men’s hockey team is enroute to routing China and advancing to the quarter-finals. Let’s see if they can match the women’s success, eh?