Canadian Roundup: Kicking off 2017 with World Cup hardware
Team Canada athletes were back in action this weekend, picking up international hardware for the first time in 2017.
Here’s the latest from winter and summer sports.
Bobsleigh duo Kaillie Humphries and Melissa Lothloz reunited over the weekend. The 2015-16 overall World Cup champions teamed up for the first time this season to win gold in Altenberg, Germany on Friday. Their victory gave Humphries her third straight podium on the season, after winning gold in Whistler and bronze in Lake Placid with Cynthia Appiah.
Snowboard – Big Air
Antoine Truchon made this long awaited return to the World Cup podium, clinching a big air silver in Moscow. Saturday marked his first World Cup podium in almost three years and his first medal won off Canadian soil.
Alex Harvey found his first World Cup podium of the season in Oberstdorf, Germany, after he finished third in pursuit. His bronze medal came on the fourth stop of Tour de Ski, a circuit the has skiers compete in seven different types of races at four venues in three countries over nine days.
The Brisbane International is underway with Milos Raonic leading the way for Canada. Raonic came back to win 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 against Spain’s Rafael Nadal, to advance to the semifinals.
At the Sydney International Tournament, Genie Bouchard secured her first win of the season, beating China’s Zhang Shuai to advance to the second round.