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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 http://lens.olympic.ca.
Canadians were beaming with Silver on Day 11, first waking up to a Silver medal win by the Women’s Short Track 3,000-metre Relay Team, then this afternoon another Silver medal win in Men’s Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe event. Canada remains in 8th place in the overall standings with 4 Gold, 9 Silver, and 4 Bronze medals.
Speed Skating has become one of Canada’s strongest indoor Winter sports at the Sochi Games with 3 medals (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) before today’s competitions. After some unexpected medal wins earlier in the Games and before an equal number of upset crashes, Canada’s speed skaters continued to demonstrate that #WEAREWINTER by winning Silver in the Short Track Women’s 3000m Relay Team Competition. Canada’s Silver medalists are Marie-Ève Drolet, Jessica Hewitt, Valérie Maltais and Marianne St-Gelais. Canada’s 3,000-metre Relay Team has now medaled in 7 consecutive Winter Games, another Olympic record!
Growing up just outside Edmonton in Sherwood Park Alberta, Mike Riddle’s #RoadtoSochi started with a 2008 European Open win, later winning the 2011 World Championship, and then 2013 World Cup Halfpipe Championship which earned his invitation to the 2014 Olympic Team. Riddle persevered through a bruised heel early in this year’s season to be physically ready for his Olympic debut. Today, the judges scored Mike Riddle 90.60 points after a perfect bow-and-arrow grab and back-to-back double-cork-1260s in his last run to earn Silver in the Men’s Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe.
7. Men’s Hockey Team (from left to right): Jay Bouwmeester, Alex Pietrangelo and Dan Hamhuis
6. Men’s Biathlon : Jean Philippe Le Guellec finishing 10th
5. Women’s Downhill Skier: Georgia Simmerling (weather canceled training)
4. Silver medalists in Women’s Short Track 3000m Relay: Marie-Ève Drolet, Valérie Maltais, Jessica Hewitt, and Marianne St-Gelais
3. Silver medalist in Men’s Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe: Mike Riddle
2. Silver medalist in Women’s Short Track 3000m Relay: Marianne St-Gelais
1. Silver medalist in Men’s Freestyle Skiing Halfpipe: Mike Riddle