For the second straight day I need Pepto-Bismol. However today I need a quintuple dose. Germany beats Canada for the first time in 15 games in Olympic men’s hockey and for the first time ever Canada will not medal in men’s Olympic curling.
Still even though Canada had its darkest day in Olympic men’s hockey and curling, Team Canada did come away with three Olympic medals—two in freestyle skiing and one in figure skating on Thursday evening.
In freestyle skiing, Canada won gold and silver in the women’s ski cross as Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, British Columbia and Brittany Phelan of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec both reached the podium. Serwa, who struck gold in the event, becomes the first ski cross racer ever to win two Olympic medals as she won the silver medal at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Meanwhile Phelan is not the first Canadian Olympic medalist from Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. Phelan, who won the silver medal in the women’s ski cross, comes from the same Quebec town as Canadian Olympic gold medalist Mikael Kingsbury, who won gold in men’s moguls. The population of Sainte-Agathes-des-Monts is only 10,223.
Canada’s third medal on Thursday came in figure skating, as Katelyn Osmond of Marystown, Newfoundland won Olympic bronze in women’s singles. The population of Marystown is 5316.
With the medals for Serwa, Phelan and Osmond, Canada has now won a record 27 medals at the Olympic Winter Games. However, Canadian sports fans simply cannot get too excited. With no medals in traditional curling and no gold medal in hockey, it is hard for many to consider these Olympic Winter Games a true success.