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2014 Sochi Games

10 medals for Canada so far

We're nearly one week into Olympic competition in Sochi, and Canadian athletes have already won 10 medals: four gold, four silver and two bronze.

Coming off of Denny Morrison's surprise silver medal win in the men's 1,000-metre long-track speed skating event Wednesday, Canada's Olympians are looking to continue the momentum during competition Thursday.

Speed skater Christine Nesbitt will be competing in the women's 1,000 metres. Nesbitt won gold in the same event at the Vancouver Games and is looking to defend her title.

Sliders Justin Snith, Sam Edney, Alex Gough and Tristan Walker will be competing in the luge relay. Canada won silver in the event at the 2013 world championship and the team is hoping to win a medal today.

Expectations are high for Patrick Chan, who will begin his quest for gold Thursday as the men's figure skating competition short program gets underway. Chan finished in fifth place at the 2010 Vancouver Games, but since then has won the world title three times. Chan already won a medal in Sochi – a silver from the team figure skating event.

There was disappointment for Canada's short track 5,000-metre relay team after it failed to qualify for the Olympic final Thursday. An early crash by Francois Hamelin knocked the team out of medal contention – meaning the team won't be able to defend its gold medal victory from the Vancouver Games.

Charles Hamelin won his heat in the men's short-track 1,000 metres event Thursday. Hamelin won the gold medal in the men's 1,500 metres on Monday – the third Olympic gold medal of his career.

In addition to Hamelin's win, Dara Howell and Kim Lamarre won gold and bronze medals respectively in the women's ski slopestyle event on Tuesday.

On Monday, Alexandre Bilodeau won gold in the men's moguls, while teammate Mikael Kingsbury took silver.

In the women's moguls, sisters Justine Dufour-Lapointe and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe topped the podium with gold and silver medals respectively.

And snowboarding wonder from Regina, Mark McMorris, claimed Canada's first medal of the Sochi games when he took bronze in snowboard slopestyle.



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