Canadian Powerhouse Women Gold and Silver in Sochi

Canada is off to a fast start in Sochi with a gold and silver medal in the women's freestyle.
Canada is off to a fast start in Sochi with a gold and silver medal in the women's freestyle.

Canada is off to a fast start in Sochi with a gold and silver medal in the women's freestyle.
Canada is off to a fast start in Sochi with a gold and silver medal in the women’s freestyle.

SOCHI – Sports – Canada is off to a fast start in Sochi. The Canadian Olympic Association reports, “Canada’s moguls powerhouse family gave Canada two medals, a gold and silver, to finish day one at the Sochi Games. Adding in a Bronze Medal in Snowboarding and Canada has three medals.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe was all-in on her final run, scoring 22.44 for the gold while her older sister Chloé Dufour-Lapointe registered 21.66 for the silver.

“While Chloé qualified ahead of her younger sister in both the first and second finals, it was Justine who won the day. Oldest sister Maxime finished in 12th spot, missing the third final.

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“It is the seventh time in Olympic Winter Games history that siblings have gone 1-2. Canada has never had sisters on the podium at a Winter Games.”