Weekend Round-up: Jamie Gregg shows podium speed in Calgary

Weekend Round-up: Jamie Gregg shows podium speed in Calgary

By Callum Ng

Jamie Gregg with medal consistency in Calgary

Jamie Gregg kicked off the World Cup season with two bronze medals at the Essent ISU World Cup in Calgary. The 28-year-old scored a bronze in the 500m on Friday with 34.52(6) and skated to another on Sunday, tying Ronald Mulder of the Netherlands with almost the exact same time, 34.52(9). In World Cup competition there are two 500m races over the weekend.
Gregg was reserved despite the good early season result, “It’s early in the season so there’s still a ways to go, I want to make sure I’m building all the way up into Sochi. I’m happy with where I’m at and where it puts me in the world.”

Hockey Canada women triumphant at 2013 4 Nations Cup

Canada beat Finland 6-3 in the final of the 4 Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y. thanks to two goals from 23-year-old Jenelle Kohanchuk. It was the 13th gold medal for Canada at the tournament. A positive result for @HC_women but they’re back on the road in preparations for Sochi.

Charles Hamelin leads short track team with golden performances

The World Cup stop in Turin was another opportunity for Charles Hamelin to light it up. The Olympic champion grabbed a gold in the 500m, with teammate Olivier Jean skating to the bronze. Hamelin also won the 1000m and joined brother François Hamelin as well as Michael Gilday and Olivier Jean on top of the podium in the 5000m relay.

Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan is 2013 world champion

It’s not uncommon for athletes to appear off form in a post-Olympic year. Not so for Canada’s Rosie MacLennan. The 25-year-old re-asserted herself as the best trampolinist on the planet winning gold at the 2013 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Roar of the Rings teams all sealed up

We now know all eight teams headed to next month’s Roar of the Rings in Winnipeg where Canada will select its Olympic curling teams. Six rinks were already directly qualified, meaning this past weekend’s Road to the Roar was the last chance for Brad Jacobs’ along with teammates Ryan Fry, E.J. Harnden, Ryan Harnden and coach Tom Coulterman. They will join skip John Morris and his rink of Jim Cotter, Tyrel Griffith, Rick Sawatsky and coach Pat Ryan as the other men’s qualifier.

On the women’s side Renée Sonnenberg is off to Winnipeg with Lawnie MacDonald, Cary-Anne McTaggart, Rona Pasika, alternate Desirée Owen and coach Kurt Balderston. Edmonton’s Val Sweeting led her team of Dana Ferguson, Joanne Courtney, Rachelle Pidherny and coach Taina Smiley to a Sunday victory and trip to Winnipeg.

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

Olympic Club

Feature Poll

TO2015 Daily RecapSee All

Day 16 Recap: Canada ends Toronto 2015 with 217 medals

Upcoming GamesSee All

2015 Toronto

2015 Toronto

Toronto was awarded the 2015 Pan American Games on November 6, 2009, defeating bids from Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia….

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 12882 points
  • Earned this week: 7120 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 12190 points
  • Earned this week: 4888 points

Matthew Tully

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 7350 points
  • Earned this week: 882 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 6503 points
  • Earned this week: 4894 points

Beckie Santavy

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 5184 points
  • Earned this week: 1579 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 816 points

Mary Manna

Current Level

Gold

  • Total: 4450 points
  • Earned this week: 1866 points
  • Next Level: Legend
  • Needed: 1550 points

Blair Munn

Current Level

Silver

  • Total: 4114 points
  • Earned this week: 832 points
  • Next Level: Gold
  • Needed: 136 points

Danielle Carreiro

Current Level

Silver

  • Total: 4093 points
  • Earned this week: 742 points
  • Next Level: Gold
  • Needed: 157 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,105 other followers