Sports NewsAlert: Snowboarder Blouin wins silver medal

09:21  12 february  2018
09:21  12 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

Canada sends 'strongest team ever' to Olympics

  Canada sends 'strongest team ever' to Olympics Canada's ambition "to contend for No. 1" at the Pyeongchang Olympics is a shift from the two previous Winter Games, where the publicly stated goal by the country's top sport officials was to finish first in the race for the most medals. "As an athlete, I never really appreciated people who weren't really part of my team telling me how many medals I was going to win," said Canadian Olympic Committee president Tricia Smith, a silver medallist in rowing in 1984.

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PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of - Canadian snowboarder Laurie Blouin has won a silver medal in the women's slopestyle at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

Sporting a black eye after a nasty crash in training a few days ago, Blouin overcame high winds to nail a clean second run for 76.33 points.

The reigning world champion from Stoneham, Que., Blouin was second behind American Jamie Anderson, who scored 83.00 on her first run.

Enni Rukajarvi of Finland took bronze with a score of 73.91.

Brooke Voigt of Fort McMurray, Alta., finished 21st and Spencer O'Brien of Courtenay, B.C., was 22nd.

The start of the competition was delayed for about 75 minutes due to the conditions at windswept Phoenix Park.

Parrot and McMorris win slopestyle medals

  Parrot and McMorris win slopestyle medals Parrot and McMorris win slopestyle medalsPYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of - Mark McMorris admits there have been some "low times" in the last year.

High winds forced the cancellation of the qualification on Sunday. Organizers decided to instead allow all competitors direct entry into the final.

Blouin took a hard fall Friday when her board got stuck in a crack after she landed a double jump. She resumed full training Sunday.

Canada won two medals in the men's slopestyle competition on Sunday. Max Parrot of Bromont, Que., won silver and Regina's Mark McMorris took the bronze.

Bar set high for Canadian team in 2022 .
Canada's pump is primed for the podium at the 2022 Winter Olympics, according to one of the country's top sports officials. After a record 29 medals — 11 gold, eight silver and 10 bronze — in Pyeongchang, the Canadian team at the next Games in Beijing has a high bar to clear.

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