Canada’s women’s speed skating won silver Wednesday night while the Canadian women’s hockey team thumped Sweden 13-1.
China continues to add to their medal count by adding another gold medal in the women’s speed skating event
Women’s 500m speed skating
Candian Marianne St. Gelais captured the silver medal on her 20th birthday in the women’s short track speed skating event Wednesday while teammates Jessica Gregg placed 4th and Kalyna Roberge came in second in the final B race.
Wang Meng of China, who is looked at as the Gretzky of speed skating, shot out of the starting line and held the lead the entire race, winning China another gold medal.
Men’s 1,000m speed skating
Defending champion Shani Davis reserved the top headline, winning his second straight gold medal in the men’s 1,000m while fellow American Chad Hedrick captured the bronze
Canada’s medal favourite Denny Morrison finished in 1:10.30, placing him in 13th place, ahead of teammate Jeremy Wotherspoon, who finished 14th in his final Olympic appearance.
Canada’s Skip Cheryl Bernard scored two points in the final end to push Canada past Japan with a 7-6 victory.
Canada is now 2-0 after the win, while Japan, led by skip Moe Meguro, falls to 1-1.
Germany is 2-0 after defeating the United States with a 6-5 victory. The U.S. is now 0-2 after losing to Japan on Tuesday.
Sweden also won their second straight game, defeating Switzerland 8-7 in an extra end.
American skip John Shuster faced a four point deficit, but scored a crucial deuce in the fourth end. The U.S. defeated Switzerland 7-6 in an exciting extra ends game.
China needed seven ends to beat Denmark 8-1, dropping the Danes’ record to 0-2 and evening out their own 1-1. China won their first match of the tournament.
Great Britain defeated France 9-4 Wednesday. Both teams are now 1-1.
Sweden stayed undefeated in tournament-play, beating Germany 6-3.
American Lindsey Vonn captured gold in a crash-filled Alpine Skiing event Wednesday. Teammate Julia Mancuso won silver while Austrian Elisabeth Goergl finished with a bronze.
Whistler native Britt Janyk was the top Canadian with a sixth place finish, while Emily Brydon and Shona Rubens placed 16th and 21st, respectively.
Finland got off to a good start at the as Niklas Hagman scored two goals to propel his team past Belarus 5-1 Wednesday.
Sweden began defence of their Olympic gold Wednesday by defeating Germany 2-0. Henrik Lundqvist recorded his Olympic shutout.
Lundqvist turned away 21 shots by Germany to secure their opening win while German goaltender Thomas Greiss turned away 23 shots.
Meghan Agosta scored three goals and two assists and Hayley Wickenheiser became the all-time goal scorer in Olympic history as Canada dominated Sweden 13-1 at UBC Thunderbird Arena on Wednesday night.
Men’s half pipe
American Shaun White repeated as Olympic champion by winning his second Winter Games gold medal in the men’s halfpipe final on Wednesday night at Cypress Mountain.
Peetu Piiroinen of Finland finished with the silver medal while fellow American Scott Lago took home bronze.
Men’s double luge
Austrian brothers Andreas and Wolfgang Linger won the gold medal while Lativia’s Andris and Juris Sics won silver.
Canada’s Moffat brothers, Chris and Mike of Calgary, had two great runs and finished seventh, in a time of 1 minute 23.649 seconds.
Men’s cross-country skiing
The 24-year-old Russian Nikita Kriukov won gold Wednesday, crossing the line with a time of 3:36.3. Fellow countryman Alexander Panzhinskiy won silver while Norway’s Petter Northug took home the bronze medal.
Stefan Kuhn finished with the best showing for Canada by coming in 15th. Teammate Devon Kershaw was 23rd while Drew Goldsack placed 40th and Brent McMurtry finished 41st.