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Pyeongchang 2018: Kingsbury captures Canada’s second gold medal


Kingsbury captures Olympic gold; Canada gears up for mixed doubles curling final

Latest news

  • For today’s Olympic guide, please go here
  • Canada is set to face Switzerland for gold in the mixed doubles curling final on Tuesday morning. Canada beat Norway in the semis, while the Swiss eked out a win against the Russians. Go here for a primer on the new mixed doubles event.
  • Canada’s Mikaël Kingsbury won the gold medal in the men’s freestyle moguls, while fellow Canadian Marc-Antonie Gagnon finished in fourth place
  • A Japanese speed skater was ejected from the Games after failing a doping test
  • Laurie Blouin snagged a silver medal in the women’s slopestyle event Sunday evening despite turbulent winds and white-out conditions
  • Canada’s Alex Gough sits in fourth place after the second of four runs in the women’s single luge. Fellow Canadian Kimberly McRae is in eighth

What happened today

All times Eastern

Freestyle skiing (Men's moguls final)

Mikaël Kingsbury is king of the moguls mountain after winning the gold medal in the men's competition. After capturing silver four years ago, the 25-year-old from Deux-Montagnes, Que., has dominated the moguls circuit. He has a record 48 World Cup titles on his resume. Fellow Canadian Marc-Antonie Gagnon just missed the podium, finishing in fourth place. Take a look at his perilous pursuit of Olympic gold here.

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Luge (Women’s singles: runs 1-2)

Veteran luger Alex Gough kicked off her fourth — and possibly final — Olympic Games with her first two runs of the women's singles event. Gough sits in fourth place after the second run, with fellow Canadian Kimberley McRae in eighth. Gough just missed the podium in Sochi, finishing fourth in both the women's and team events. It appeared in December that Gough and her teammates may get upgraded to bronze in the relay after Russia was disqualified over doping allegations. But the decision was later overturned but the Court of Arbitration for Sport, reinstating the Russian result.

Speed skating (Women's 1500m)

Ireen Wust of the Netherlands claimed a record 10th Olympic speed skating medal when she surged to gold in the women's 1500m at the Gangneung Oval.

Brianne Tutt was the top Canadian, finishing in 15th place. The other two Canadians in the field Kali Christ and Josie Morrison finished 19th and 21st respectively.

What's happening on Feb. 13

  • 2:40 a.m.: Women’s Ice Hockey (Canada vs. Finland)
  • 5 a.m.: Short track speed skating (Women’s 500m finals, Men’s 1000m heats, Men’s 5000m relay heats)
  • 5:30 a.m.: Luge (Women’s singles runs 3-4)
  • 6:05 a.m.: Curling (Mixed doubles gold medal match: Canada vs. Switzerland)
  • 7:05 p.m.: Curling (Men’s round robin)
  • 8:30 p.m.: Snowboard (Men’s halfpipe final)

WATCH A crash course in mixed doubles curling



  • After the team figure skating win, Chan finally finds Olympic gold, writes Grant Robertson
  • Forcing the women’s slopestyle final to go ahead was careless and a new kind of unfair, writes Cathal Kelly
  • Olympic athletes with Canadian ties make a global impact in Pyeongchang, writes Nathan Vanderklippe


With files from Canadian Press

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