The first medals of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games were handed out today – three of them have been earned by Canadians.
Mark McMorris took the bronze Saturday morning in men’s slopestyle–it’s a snowboarding event that’s making its first appearance at the Winter Games. McMorris, who is from Regina, is competing at Sochi with a broken rib. The gold medal was won by Sage Kotsenburg of the U.S.
Meanwhile, Canada finished 1-2 in the women’s moguls. Sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe won the gold and silver respectively, while defending champion Hannah Kearney of the U.S. finished third.
There was a third Dufour-Lapointe sister in the moguls final – Maxime, but she failed to make the cut along with a fourth Canadian in the event – Audrey Robichaud from Quebec City.
Mark McMorris, Olympic bronze medallist holds up Canadian flag in Sochi. COC Photo: Jason Ransom
Mark McMorris, Olympic bronze medallist. COC Photo: Mike Ridewood