PYEONGCHANG (February 11, 2018) – Here is what you need to know about Team Canada at the end of Day 2 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018:

GOLD: 0

SILVER: 3

BRONZE: 1

TOTAL: 4

RESULTS: Team Canada’s competition results

COMPETITION SCHEDULE: Team Canada Day-By-Day at PyeongChang 2018

MEDIA AVAILS: See below for media availabilities tomorrow (February 12).

QUICK NOTES:

  • McMorris is Canada’s first male snowboarder to win two Olympic medals
  • Ted-Jan Bloemen has won Canada’s first Olympic long track speed skating medal in the men’s 5000m since Lake Placid 1932
  • Canada has been on the podium at four straight Games in women’s moguls (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018)
  • Sam Edney finishes 6th in men’s singles luge, Canada’s best ever Olympic finish
  • Canada has won four medals in one day at an Olympic Winter Games eight times including tonight

FLASH QUOTES:

Justine DUFOUR-LAPONTE 

On whether the silver feels as sweet as the gold she won at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games:

“Yes, because it meant so much more. So much more hard work, and yes it does make more sense right now. And when I was up there, I was just thinking, this is it, this is my last run, my moment and I want to control it and decide what to do, despite everyone, all the world watching me now. It’s only me who decides what happens next.”

On having her parents at PyeongChang 2018:

 “My parents are here which is the thing that I’m most happy for. It’s having happy, healthy parents, happy, healthy family around me. It’s the only thing that counts at the end of the day, if you don’t have anybody to hug.”

On hugging teammate Andi NAUDE, who did not finish in the final:

“I know that girl. She works so hard. I would have loved to give her a thousand hugs and a thousand kisses. But she has to give it to herself. It’s a big moment for her and she has to live it. But I just told her that I was proud of her.”

Ted-Jan BLOEMEN

On his race:

“I started a little bit too fast maybe, but it came really easy and the skating was going really well. But then a couple of laps in, I couldn’t find a really good rhythm or flow or however you want to call it, and it turned into a really tough fight and a big struggle. I’m really happy that I could come through at the end and beat my (pair) opponent (Sverre Lunde PEDERSEN, NOR) by two-thousandths of a second.”

On winning silver, behind gold medallist Sven KRAMER (NED):

“I’m happy with my fight. I’m a little bit getting over losing first place. Obviously I’d rather have won this race but, after all, being on the podium at the Olympics is amazing, and I think I’ll be really proud in a little bit of time.”

Max PARROT

On his silver:

“I’m really, really happy. You know, the Olympic (medal) was one of the medals I was missing in my career and I got one today. So I’m super, super happy.”

On waiting for his last score:

“I knew I put down a really good run – clean from top to bottom – and I saw that the judges really wanted to see more of something clean. And to end up second, I was happy. It made my day.”

On the support of his friends and family in Canada:

“I know they’re having a big party back home in a big place. I mean, all my friends and family are over there and I’m sure they’re super stoked as well.”

Mark McMORRIS

On taking bronze with a score of 85.20:

“It’s been a rough road for sure, but it definitely feels super, super good to be here and even better to put a run down. To land on the podium is always a really good feeling.

“Definitely wonder what would have happened if I would have done that run in my second run, because in my last run there, definitely hooking up some big scores at the end there for way less technical runs. But, whatever, I’m stoked. It feels good.

“It means a lot to be on the podium today. It’s not an easy contest to ride your best at. There’s a lot of expectation and pressure and everybody is riding to the best of their ability. So I feel pretty grateful to be on the podium for sure.”

On recovering from injuries:

“I spent a lot of time in the gym, not a lot of time on my snowboard. But I’m here and I feel like I’m riding to the best of my ability. I’m just glad to be able to snowboard at all.”

Sebastien TOUTANT

On missing his landing on the last run:

“It would have been definitely a good run, probably not enough for first place.”

“It’s hard, it’s super hard, so close – it’s like someone just took it away from me.”

On medallists Mark McMORRIS and Max PARROT:

“Mark definitely had a really good run, very clean, he would have liked that last run, everything was very clean.”

“Max definitely played it well, he was going for a winning run, he played it safe on the last run, did the same run he did in qualification.”

NEXT DAY MEDIA AVAILABILITIES:

February 12, 2018

What: Snowboard – Slopestyle Press Conference
Attaché: Brendan Matthews (media@canadasnowboard.ca)
Where: Main Press Centre – Room: Jeonseong
When: 10:30 KST
Who: Max Parrot, Mark McMorris

What: Freestyle Skiing – Women’s Moguls
Attaché: Dominique Ladouceur (dominique@freestylecanada.ski)
Where: Main Press Centre – Room: Jeonseong
When: 11:30 KST
Who: Justine Dufour-Lapointe

What: Curling – Men’s Team Press Conference
Attaché: Al Cameron (acameron@curling.ca)
Where: Gangneung Curling Centre – Venue Media Centre
When: 15:00 KST
Who: Kevin Koe, Marc Kennedy, Brent Laing, Ben Hebert, Scott Pfeifer, John Dunn

What: Figure Skating – Team Event Press Conference
Attaché: Emma Bowie (ebowie@skatecanada.ca)
Where: Main Press Centre – Room: Jeonseong
When: 21:15 KST
Who: Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Eric Radford, Meagan Duhamel, Kaetlyn Osmond, Gabrielle Daleman

Please refer to the calendar for post-training and/or post-event availabilities.

*Media availabilities are subject to change

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Josh Su, MPC & Media Relations Officer
Canadian Olympic Committee
Cell: +82-10-7240-8075
Email: jsu@olympic.ca

Photi Sotiropoulos, Communications Lead
Canadian Olympic Committee
Cell: +82-10-7343-8075
Email: psotiropoulos@olympic.ca