Highlights of day 16 in Vancouver
The number 13 is not unlucky for the host nation.
On Saturday, Canada had three gold medal finishes, becoming only the third country to ever win 13 gold medals at a Winter Games.
The record could be broken on Sunday when the men’s hockey team meets the undefeated U.S. club in a highly anticipated gold match up.
Alpine skiing: Men’s slalom
Italy’s Giuliano Razzoli won gold in the men’s slalom event on the Dave Murray run with a time of 1:39.32.
Ivica Kostelic of Croatia finished his run 0.16 seconds later to win silver, while Sweden’s Andre Myhrer took bronze in 1:39.76.
Canada had three athletes in the race.
Julien Cousineau placed a respectable eighth out of 120 competitors. Local favourite Michael Janyk finished in 13th and Trevor White came in 31st.
The U.S., led by Steven Holcomb, captured their first gold medal in 62 years in Olympic bobsleigh.
Germany’s Andre Lange, who is considered one of the best in the sport, led his team to silver before announcing his retirement.
Lyndon Rush, Chris Le Bihan, David Bissett and Lascelles Brown put Canada 1 on the podium in third place, with a 3:24.85 run time.
Canada’s second team in the event, led by Pierre Lueders, finished fifth.
Curling: men’s finals
Switzerland’s Ralph Stoekli drew for two points in the tenth end to edge Sweden 5-4 in the men’s curling final to win bronze.
In the gold medal game Kevin Martin led Canada to a 6-3 victory over Norway.
Hockey: men’s bronze-medal game
Finland scored four unanswered goals in the third period, overcoming a 3-1 deficit, to defeat Slovakia 5-3 and win the bronze medal.
Olli Jokinen scored two for the Fins, including the game winner.
Slovakia has yet to win a medal in Olympic men’s hockey.
Snowboard: men’s parallel giant slalom
Canadian Jasey-Jay Anderson had one last goal to accomplish before retiring; to win his first-ever Olympic medal in parallel giant slalom.
He achieved just that by winning gold.
Benjamin Karl of Austria won silver, while the most decorated male in the history of snowboarding, France’s Mathieu Bozzetto, took bronze.
Canadians Mathew Morison and Michael Lambert were eliminated in the 1/8 round.
Speed skating: team pursuit
Canada’s Denny Morrison, Lucas Makowsky and Mathieu Giroux struck gold in the men’s team pursuit event.
The Americans skated to silver, while the bronze went to the Netherlands.
In the women’s team pursuit, Germany’s trio of Daniela Anschuetz, Stephanie Beckert and Katrin Mattscherodt captured gold, while Japan took silver and Poland won bronze.
Canada’s heavy favourite team of Kristina Groves, Christine Nesbitt and Brittany Schussler, who were upset in the first round by the Americans, won their C event race to finish in fifth place.
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