Two siliver and one bronze for Canada at the Olympics
Canadian snowboarders Max Parrot of Bromont, Quebec and Regina's Mark McMorris won Canada's first medals of the Pyeongchang Olympics. Parrot captured silver in men's slopestyle while McMorris took bronze. Redmond Gerard of the United States took the gold
Parrot fell in his first two runs but nailed his third to bump McMorris out of the silver medal position with a score of 86.00.
``It's my first Olympic medal, so it's a little check next to that,'' said Parrot, who is from Bromont, Que. ``It's mission accomplished for me here. I'm really happy.''
McMorris had been sitting atop the standings after his second-run score of 85.20 before American Redmond Gerard surpassed him with 87.16 points in his final attempt. McMorris fell in his last trip down the course.
Canadian long-track speedskater Ted-Jan Bloemenhas won a silver medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Bloemen was edged off the top of podium in the men's 5,000 metres by legendary Dutchman Sven Kramer. Kramer who broke his own Olympic record to take his third straight gold in the event in six minutes 9-point-7-6 seconds.
The 31-year-old Kramer, a four-time Olympian who has dominated the sport, won the event in Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014.
Coming into Pyeongchang, Kramer's Olympic medal tally stood at three gold, two silver and two bronze. He has won the world all-round championship nine straight years and set the Olympic 5,000 record (6:10.76) in Sochi.