Canada among medal leaders at Sochi Olympics

PHOTO: Streeter Lecka/Getty ImagesGold medallist Marielle Thompson (left) and silver-medal winner Kelsey Serwa joined the parade of Canadian athletes to the podium on Friday at the Sochi Winter Games.

PHOTO: Streeter Lecka/Getty ImagesGold medallist Marielle Thompson (left) and silver-medal winner Kelsey Serwa joined the parade of Canadian athletes to the podium on Friday at the Sochi Winter Games.

 

 

 

SOCHI, Russia — Canada arrived at the Olympic Games in Sochi with an ambitious goal: “to contend for the No. 1 spot in medals won.”

Those were the words of Canadian Olympic Committee president Marcel Aubut. With just two days of competition left, it doesn’t look like Canada will finish the Sochi Games at the top of the medals table. But with another four medals on Friday — including gold in men’s curling and women’s skicross — it’s tough to argue our country’s athletes haven’t been in contention for that honour.

Canadians had won 24 medals heading into the final weekend of competition, with a 25th guaranteed to come Sunday thanks to the men’s hockey team.

Canada sits third overall in the overall medal count, behind just the U.S. (27) and Russia (26) and is in a three-way tie in the gold-medal standings (9) with the U.S. and Russia. Only Norway, with 10, has more gold medals.

Source: Canada.com

 

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Moses M'Bowe, is the Chief International Correspondent, For New Africa Business News And New Africa Daily News.

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