Olympic Update Day 2: Canada gets silver in moguls skiing
Instant Replay – By Ian Kennedy
Canada has captured the nation’s first medal of the Vancouver Olympic Games. Moguls skier Jennifer Heil won silver at a rainy Cypress Mountain on Saturday night.
Heil, who was heavily favoured to become Canada’s first ever gold medalist on home soil, had to settle for silver after a strong performance by American Hannah Kearney. Kearney finished first in the qualifying run and held on to the top position in the final round.
Kristi Richards, who was also in medal position following the qualifying round fell following her first jump and finished at the back of the pack.
In the overall medal standings, the Americans are looking strong and hold a lead on the medal count with 1 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze.
Second in the medal count after the first full day of competition is South Korea with 1 gold and 1 silver.
It will be interesting to follow how the weather conditions at Cypress Mountain impacts future events. Saturday’s mogul final was almost cancelled due to inclement weather.
Although Canada was expecting to medal in women’s moguls, Gold was not a sure thing. The majority of events in which the Canadians expect to succeed in take place later in the Olympic Games.
In women’s hockey, the dominant Canadian team beat Slovakia 18-0 in a preliminary round game.
Keep checking with Instant Replay and the CKDP for updates throughout the Olympic Games.
Let the games begin.