PyeongChang 2018: Team Canada at the End of Day 9

Sunday, February 18, 2018
PyeongChang 2018: Team Canada at the end of Day 9

PYEONGCHANG (February 18, 2018) – Here is what you need to know about Team Canada at the end of Day 9 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018:

GOLD: 5   SILVER: 5  BRONZE: 6  TOTAL: 16

RESULTSTeam Canada’s competition results

COMPETITION SCHEDULETeam Canada Day-By-Day at PyeongChang 2018

QUICK FACTS:

  • Alex Beaulieu-Marchand’s bronze is Canada’s first ever Olympic medal in men’s ski slopestyle

FLASH QUOTES:

Rachel HOMAN

On winning from 6-8 down:

“We made some huge shots, some really precision shots we had to make as a team. The sweepers had to judge a tonne in the right spots and we missed a few here and there which cost us but we stuck with our processes and didn’t panic. We had a good handle on what the rocks were doing, what the ice was doing, and we were able to get that three in nine and have a look at a tough one in the last end. I know we all wanted a couple of shots back there at times. but we stuck with each other and believed in making that next shot. It was a real character win, we had to grind it out and couldn’t let off at all. Really proud of my team for how well they played.”

On a tough start to their campaign, losing the first three matches:

 “It’s been a challenge but obviously we’re still at the Olympics and we’re trying to soak up everything we can. Obviously feel gutted after losing by one or two rocks here and there (in their first three matches). It’s tough to take but got to move on. It’s not going to help you, staying upset for any longer than you need to be. So we’ve moved on as a team and we’re trying to stay as strong as we can as a unit, and we’re excited that we still have an opportunity here to do what we know we can do.” 

Lisa WEAGLE

On what they said to each other after the win:  

“We gave each other a hug and said we were proud of each other for sticking with it and supporting each other.”

On curling:  

“It really is a game of inches and one shot can change everything around. One shot can change your life. When we won the Scotties (Canada’s national women’s championships) last year, that one shot just changed everything for us.”

Alex BEAULIEU-MARCHAND

On showing his best skiing:

“Today was an unreal contest, the craziest contest I have ever seen. I came here just to show the world what I can do on my skis and that’s what I did. I had this crazy feeling, I was skiing so good today, I have never skied that good in my life. The jumps I was landing so consistently, those are jumps I have barely practised. I did more triple flips today than I did in my entire life before.”

On the bronze medal not defining him:

“If I had crashed in qualies would that have made me less of a good skier? Now everyone is like, ‘Yes, cool, he got a bronze medal’ but would that (a crash) have made me less of a hard-working person? I don’t think so. For me the medal isn’t necessarily what I was going for. Had the others landed and bumped me into fourth or fifth place, I would have been happy anyway because I skied the best in my life today.”

Story and Photo: The Canadian Olympic Committee

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