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Canada succeeds hockey gold, ‘Big Air Mar’ races to silver in ski cross


Key takeaways: 

  • Captain Marie-Philip Poulin gets the golden goal for Canada.
  • Team Canada women’s hockey captain Marie-Philip Poulin honors her Olympic gold medal after beating the United States on Thursday.
  •  Poulin netted the game-winning goal the third time in her career; she’s scored the clinching goal in an Olympic final.

Poulin’s golden goal earns gold medal for Canada: 

Canada is in the lead of the women’s hockey world after a rousing 3-2 victory over the United States in the Olympic gold-medal game at Thursday’s 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games.

Captain Marie-Philip Poulin netted twice, Ann-Renée Desbiens made 36 saves, and Sarah Nurse smashed the record for the most points in a single Olympic Games, as Canada avenged its 2018 defeat to the Americans.

“It’s simply so good. It’s a wonderful sensation. It was one hell of a struggle,” Poulin stated, who netted her third Olympic gold medal-winning goal. “This is deliverance.” Source –

Also read: Charles Hamelin bashes short-track gold in last Olympic race

Canadian hockey women’s team beats US to achieve the gold medal

Thompson hail back to triumph silver

Marielle Thompson succeeded a silver medal in the women’s ski cross, achieving her second career Olympic medal in the contest.

The 29-year-old from Whistler, B.C., went off to a sluggish beginning in the final but stormed back near the end of the race, making a bold pass on the last turn to save Canada’s Olympic medal streak going on in the event.

Since ski cross was added to the Olympic program at the 2010 Games in Vancouver, Canada has never skipped a podium in the women’s event. Thompson succeeded gold at the 2014 Games in Sochi.

Fellow Canadians Courtney Hoffos, Hannah Schmidt, and Brittany Phelan — the Olympic silver medallist in 2018 — ran in the minor final after falling to go from the semifinal races.

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