Canada's performance so far

Day three of the Sochi Winter Olympics and Canada has raked in four medals, a gold, two silver and a bronze.

This lands Canada is fourth place overall, tied with Russia, at this early point in the games.

After riding the emotional high of winning gold, silver and bronze on the opening day of medal competition in Sochi, things seemed to have cooled down a bit for Canada's Olympic team on Sunday.

Canada entered the day with confidence after sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe capped Saturday's competition with a bang, finishing first and second respectively in the women's moguls. Snowboarder Mark McMorris added a bronze in men's slopestyle.

But medal hopeful Spencer O'Brien couldn't keep the momentum going. The 2013 world champion in women's slopestyle snowboarding failed to duplicate her success in Sochi, botching landings halfway down the course in each run and finishing last in the 12-woman final.

Canada also came up short in alpine and cross-country skiing, where the men's teams had outside medal chances.

But by the end of the day Sunday, Kevin Reynolds did an admirable job filling in for Patrick Chan and Canada won a silver medal in the figure skating team competition at the Sochi Olympics.

Russia finished with a dominant 75 of a possible 80 points. Canada had 65, five more than the U.S.

Despite the missed opportunities, Canada is still in good shape overall. With Sunday's silver medal in team figure skating, Canada enters Day 4 of the Sochi Games with four medals.

Canada is tied for fourth in the medal standings with host Russia, and its four medals overall is second only to leader Norway (two gold, one silver, four bronze).

Canada is ranked behind the Netherlands and the United States however as those countires have more gold medals.

Canada had three after the first two days of competition at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

There's legitimate potential for more hardware on Monday, with defending champion Alex Bilodeau and World Cup star Mikael Kingsbury competing in men's moguls and Vancouver double-gold medallist Charles Hamelin taking part in the men's 1,500-metre men's short-track speedskating race.

In the men's 30-kilometre cross-country skiathlon, Alex Harvey of St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., was the top Canadian, finishing 18th with a time of one hour 10 minutes 00.5 seconds, while teammate Ivan Babikov of Canmore, Alta., was 25th in 1:10:14.6,

Harvey was considered a medal threat after a strong World Cup season, that included two victories. Russian-born Babikov was fifth in the event at the Vancouver Olympics.

On the slopes, Erik Guay of Mont-Tremblant, Que., was the top Canadian in 10th. Guay entered the Olympics with a win and a third-place finish in World Cup competition, but had been troubled by a troublesome knee.

-- With files from Carmen Weld 


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