Olympics Day 13 Recap: Team Canada
💨 Speed skating: Canada claimed a dramatic gold medal win in the men’s 5,000m relay this morning. A tight race throughout, Steven Dubois brought it home, winning each shade of medal in Beijing.
- The gold marks Charles Hamelin’s sixth Olympic medal, tying the record for Canada’s most decorated Winter Olympian. Blades of glory.
🥌 Curling: Team Jennifer Jones was dealt a critical blow this morning after being upset 11–9by China in extra ends. Sigh. Has anyone checked on CanWNT gold medalist and curling diehard Steph Labbé?
- Skipping over to the men, Team Gushue clinched their spot in the semis ahead of their final round robin game against Great Britain at 8:05 p.m. ET tonight. While they can solidify third place, it’s really a practice before the playoffs.
🏒 Men’s hockey: Canada is currently battling Sweden in the quarter-finals on CBC. They’ve only got one shot to advance to the semis, so “vomit on your mom’s spaghetti, or whatever that talking singer says.”