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Day 9: Top 7 Canadian Olympic Athlete Photos

Day 9: Top 7 Canadian Olympic Athlete Photos
Derek Summer'12

By dereklatif

Views are that of the author, may not reflect those of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

Each day of the Olympic Games, we will feature the Top 7 Canadian Olympic Athlete Photos drawn from the Bell Olympic Lens Fan-powered Photo Experience

Canadians had awaken this morning, Day 9, with Dominique Maltais winning Silver in Snowboard Cross and Jan Hudec winning Bronze in Super-G! Both of these medals have a similar inspirational story which all Canadians who face challenges in life can relate to: dedication and perseverance pay off!

Canadian Cowboy, Jan Hudec, won Silver at the 2007 World Championship before persevering through a string of injuries that didn’t see him return to Worlds competition until 2009-10. He made his first Olympic appearance at Vancouver 2010. Hudec won Bronze in Super-G in a time of 1:18.67. Teammates Morgan Pridy finished 10th with a time of 1:19.19 and Manuel Osborne-Paradis finished 24th in 1:20.19.

Dominique Maltais Silver medal win in Women’s Snowboard Cross is a story of dedication. Coming off a Bronze medal in Turin 2006, Maltais suffered a devastating crash causing internal injuries at Vancouver 2010.  Determined to reach the podium, Dominique devoted the next 3 years to training for her return in Sochi.

The men’s Hockey team won 2-1 in overtime vs Team Finland, improving their record to 3-0. Carey Price got the win in net while Drew Doughty scored both goals who leads Team Canada with 4 goals.

Team Brad Jacobs won two very challenging back to back matches in the same day with an 8-6 win versus Team USA and 9-8 win versus Team China to finish the round robin 7-2, currently seeded in 2nd place. Team Jennifer Jones also had their toughest match of the Sochi Games vs Team USA, winning 7-6. Jones Rink is undefeated 8-0 with one more round robin game tomorrow vs Team Korea.

There are potential medals in 2-Man Bob Sled with 3 Canadian teams in the top 10 for tomorrow’s finals. After 2 out of 4 runs they sit as follows: Canada-3: Justin Kripps / Bryan Barnett – 4th – (1:53.26); Canada-2: Jesse Lumsden / Christopher Spring – 8th –  (1:53.43); and Canada-1: Lyndon Rush / Lascelles Brown – 9th – (1:53.48).

The Canadian ice dancing pairs sit as follows after the Short Dance: Tessa Virtue / Scott Moir finish 2nd with 76.33 points; Kaitlyn Weaver / Andrew Poje finish 7th with 65.93 points; and Alexandra Paul / Mitchell Islam finish 8th with 55.91 points. Closing Free Dance event takes place Monday morning.

7. Clockwise (starting top left): Jan Hudec Bronze Super-G, Dominique Maltais Silver SBX, Tessa and Scott Figure Skating, and Drew Doughty 2 goals today in  Men’s Hockey

6. Figure Skating Short Dance: Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir

5.  Men’s Hockey: Team Canada Jeff Carter in 2-1 OT win vs Team Finland

4. 2-Man Bob Sled: Canada-3 Justin Kripps

3. Men’s Curling: Team Brad Jacobs won 2 games today: Team USA 8-6 and Team China 9-8

2. Bronze medalist in  Super_G: Jan Hudec

1. Silver medalist in Snowboard Cross: Dominique Maltais

Derek Summer'12

By dereklatif

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