Team Canada Medal Harvest Continues in Sochi

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Jean-Luc Brassard, Assistant Chef de Mission, Blake Richards, MP for Wild Rose, Christine Aquino, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Royal Canadian Mint and Steve Podborski, Sochi 2014 Chef de Mission unveil the 2014 Lucky Loonie circulation coin at the Canadian Olympic Team's Sochi Block Party event in Banff, Alberta
Jean-Luc Brassard, Assistant Chef de Mission, Blake Richards, MP for Wild Rose, Christine Aquino, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Royal Canadian Mint and Steve Podborski, Sochi 2014 Chef de Mission unveil the 2014 Lucky Loonie circulation coin at the Canadian Olympic Team's Sochi Block Party event in Banff, Alberta

Canada has broken a 20 year drought in Alpine skiing.
Canada has broken a 20 year drought in Alpine skiing.

SOCHI, RUSSIA – Team Canada is harvesting rewards for all the hard workJan Hudec becomes the third Canadian male to medal in an Olympic alpine skiing event, by winning bronze at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

“The wait is over for Canada, thanks to Jan’s outstanding performance in the Super-G today. Congratulations to Jan and his coaches on this bronze medal,” said Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee. “This performance is the result of extraordinary dedication by Alpine Canada. We felt our skiers had a very good chance to contend today, and Jan has now earned a place among the great names of Canadian skiing medallists.”

Dominique Maltais added to Canada’s growing medal total by winning silver at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.

“It has been eight years between visits to the Olympic medal podium for Dominique. The bronze she won in Turin made Canada proud, and that pride is on display again after her silver medal win here in Sochi,” said Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee. “Dominique has surrounded herself with a great support team and great coaches. No doubt, she shares this medal and success with all of them.”

Canada now has 14 medals at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (4 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze).