Day 5 of the Olympics has been another fantastic day. While we slept, our athletes were out there making us prouder than ever. When it comes to Sportsmanship, Canada sets the standard!
Congratulations to Gilmore Junio the outstanding athlete who gave his place in the 1,000 M speed skating competition to Denny Morrison who then won the silver Medal! Denny was really pumped and the Canadian Team must have been on top of the world when Denny won the silver. This was Canada's first long track medal of the games. Three cheers and the Team Sportsmanship Gold Medal to Gilmore!
Coach Justin Wadsworth gave a spare ski to Anton Gafarov so that he could finished his semi final cross-country sprint. Fantastic! Gafarov courageously finished the race.
One of our Canadian ladies was helped in a previous Olympic race by a Norwegian Coach who gave her a ski pole to finish her race. She then went on to medal. What a great standard to set for the rest of us!
We've all visited Huntsville Ontario and it's one of my favourite places in Ontario. Congratulations to Huntsville's Dara Howell for her successful slopestyle race bringing a Gold Medal back to Canada. Dara's team mate Kim Lamarre won a Bronze.
Go Canada Go! I'm so proud to be a Canadian!