PyeongChang 2018: Team Canada at the end of Day 7

Friday, February 16, 2018
PYEONGCHANG (February 16, 2018) – Here is what you need to know about Team Canada at the end of Day 7 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018:

PYEONGCHANG (February 16, 2018) – Here is what you need to know about Team Canada at the end of Day 7 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018:

GOLD: 4   SILVER: 5   BRONZE: 4   TOTAL: 13

RESULTSTeam Canada’s competition results

COMPETITION SCHEDULETeam Canada Day-By-Day at PyeongChang 2018

QUICK FACTS:

  • Alex Harvey finishes 7th in the cross-country skiing 15km free, Canada’s best ever Olympic finish in that event

FLASH QUOTES:

Alex HARVEY

On his performance, having finished seventh:

“It was good. I think I found the good rhythm to fight for the podium and I just fell off the pace in the last lap. But it’s all I had today.”

On his chances in the men’s 50km classic:

“I’m feeling good. I’m still missing that little spark to get my foot on the podium, but I trust that the shape is there and sometimes it’s just a matter of having a bit of a special day, waking up on a mission for some reason. I’m still focused, still hopeful for the 50km.”

Keegan MESSING

On his Olympic Winter Games debut:

“This was an amazing venue. Ten seconds before I go out there I was like, ‘I’m skating in the Olympics and I almost wanted to cry.’ I had to bring myself back and just focus again and said, ‘I’m just at another competition’. The crowd was so receptive and I nailed the quad. This was probably the first triple Axel I fell on in the programme this week. So I can’t wait for the free skate to show that off. I felt strong out there and I just performed as hard as I could perform. I feel that ‘special’ is almost too small of a word (to describe being at the Games). I have been working for this for 23 years and this is my third Olympic trials to get here. So just making it was a dream come true. Now skating here, it’s mind-blowing and I am excited. I am honoured.”

On having his family here for support:

“Even if I bombed they would be behind me 100% and I got my mom, my dad, my older brother and a couple of my friends all up there cheering for me. They are all so proud and my community is so proud of me. I just get the easy part now and come and skate and do what I have been doing.”

Story and Photo: Canadian Olympic Committee

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