A Golden Morning for Canada

Thursday, 15 February 2018 08:46 MH
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Calgary speedskater Ted-Jen Bloemen has won the gold medal in the men's 10,000 metres at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Bloemen, the world record holder in the distance, posted an Olympic-record time of twelve minutes 39.77 seconds.

It's Bloemen's second medal of the Games after taking silver in the 5,000 metres beind Sven Kramer of the Netherlands on Tuesday.

Dutchman Jorrit Bergsma, the 10k winner in 2014, took silver and Italy's Nicolo Tumolero the bronze.

Toronto's Jordan Belchos finished fifth with a career-best time of 12:59.51.

Just minutes later...

Canada has earned its second Olympic luge medal, finishing second in the team relay at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The team of singles sliders Alex Gough and Sam Edney and doubles duo Tristan Walker and Justin Snith raced to silver in a time of two minutes 24.872 seconds.

The powerhouse Germans won gold while Austria took bronze.

The medal was redemption for the Canadian team, which finished fourth in the relay when it made its Olympic debut four years ago.

The foursome got bumped up to bronze when two Russian competitors were among the athletes stripped of their 2014 results, but the Canadians were once again pushed back to fourth following the Court of Arbitration for Sport's recent decision to overturn the punishment for some of those competitors.

Gough won Canada's first ever luge medal on Tuesday with a bronze in the women's event.

(The Canadian Press)

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