Team Canada Kelsey Serwa Brittany Phelan PyeongChang 2018Kelsey Serwa (left) and Brittany Phelan at their ski cross medal presentation (David Jackson).
Kelsey Serwa (left) and Brittany Phelan at their ski cross medal presentation (David Jackson).

By the Numbers: Winter still wonderful for Canada at PyeongChang 2018

PyeongChang 2018 proved that Canada remains a dominant winter sports country.

Finishing third overall in both the gold medal count with 11 and in total medals, the Canadians leave South Korea highly decorated.

It’s the fourth consecutive Winter Games in which Canada has won at least 20 Olympic medals. Here are a few stats that make these Games stand out more than the others:


Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris of Canada receive their Gold medal in Mixed Curling at the PyeongChang Olympic Plaza during the Pyeonchang Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea on February 14, 2018. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/COC)

Number of medals won by Canada, a new national Olympic Winter Games record, surpassing its Vancouver 2010 total of 26. Canada leaves Korea with 11 gold, 8 silver and 10 bronze medals. 


Team Canada PyeongChang 2018 Men's Hockey

Canadians celebrate their win following third period men’s hockey bronze medal game action against Czech Republic at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Saturday, February 24, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

That’s the number of Canadians out of the 225 that traveled to the Games who will leave with at least one medal, a number bolstered by both hockey teams making the podium.


Team Canada’s Alex Gough is picked up by teammates after winning Bronze in Ladies Single Luge at the Alpensia Sliding Centre, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The medal marked Team Canada’s first ever luge medal in history. Photo/David Jackson

The number of years it took Canada to win an Olympic luge medal since the discipline was introduced in 1964. To end the streak, Canada won bronze in women’s luge with Alex Gough and a silver in the team relay.


Team Canada Figure Skating PyeongChang 2018 team medal ceremony

Team Canada figure skaters Patrick Chan, Gabrielle Daleman, Kaetlyn Osmond, Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir with their gold medals from the team event Photo: COC/Jason Ransom

Equal percentage of Canadian medals have been won in men’s and women’s events, while another five arrived in mixed competition.

This number is also special for Canada’s luge athletes, as half of them leave Korea with at least one medal.


Cassie Sharpe after winning women’s ski halfpipe gold at PyeongChang 2018. Photo: David Jackson

Percentage of Canadian medals (seven out of 29) in Korea that came from freestyle skiing. This number was higher (36%) at Sochi 2014 when nine of the 26 medals came from moguls, ski cross, ski slopestyle and ski halfpipe. 


Team Canada Justin Kripps Alex Kopacz PyeongChang 2018

Alexander Kopacz (2nd from the right) and Justin Kripps (R) celebrate after winning tie-gold alongside Germany in 2-Man bobsleigh at PyeongChang 2018 on February 19, 2018. (Photo by Jason Ransom/COC)

Number of years since Canada won two-man bobsleigh gold, until Justin Kripps and Alex Kopacz repeated the feat in Korea by tying Germany for the top spot. Incidentally, 20 years ago Canada won gold by tying Italy.


Team Canada Kaetlyn Osmond PyeongChang 2018

Kaetlyn Osmond competes in the Ladies Single Free Skating at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 23, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea (Photo by Vincent Ethier/COC)

Canada sent the largest figure skating team from any country to PyeongChang 2018. It resulted in four medals: gold in the team event and ice dance, bronze in pairs and women’s singles. 


Ted-Jan Bloeman of Canada wins the Gold medal in the Men’s 10,000m on February 15, 2018. Earlier he won silver in the 5,000m. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/COC)

That’s how many Canadian Olympians will return home with multiple medals, up from three at Sochi 2014.


A special number for many reasons at PyeongChang 2018 for Canadians. It’s the number of medals (a silver and two bronze) Kim Boutin takes home from the short track speed skating rink. She also joins three Olympians – Cindy Klassen, Marc Gagnon and Gaetan Boucher – to win at least this many medals at a single Olympic Winter Games.

With a bronze, Kaillie Humphries found the podium for a third time in women’s bobsleigh, becoming Canada’s most decorated Olympian in that discipline.

For the third consecutive Winter Games Canada put at least one man and one woman on the Olympic moguls podium, when Mikael Kingsbury won the men’s event, while Justine Dufour-Lapointe took silver.

It’s also the third consecutive Games since women’s ski cross debuted at Vancouver 2010 that Canada won gold in the event, this year from Kelsey Serwa in a 1-2 finish with teammate Brittany Phelan.


GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 24: Sébastien Toutant receives his Olympic gold medal, after finishing first in the Snowboard Big Air at the PyeongChang Olympic Plaza during the PyeonChang Olympic Winter Games in Gangneung, South Korea on February 24, 2018. (Photo by Vincent Ethier/COC)

Canada won gold in two inaugural Olympic events, with Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris taking the mixed curling title, while Sebastien Toutant won the men’s snowboard big air competition.   


Canada’s Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue skate their way to gold in the ice dance free dance program at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Korea, Tuesday, February 20, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – COC – Jason Ransom

Or is it 5? Either way, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir now have the most Olympic medals won by any figure skaters after picking up their fifth when they won the ice dance competition for the second time in their career. When it comes to figure skating, Virtue and Moir are legitimately number one.


Canada reach 500 medals all-time at the Olympic Games during PyeongChang 2018.

The total number of Olympic medals won by Canada all-time when Toutant soared to victory.