Canadians win medals in 3 events

The first Olympic gold medal in mixed doubles curling goes to Canada.

Canada's John Morris and Kaitlyn Lawes downed defending world champions Jenny Perret and Martin Rios of Switzerland 10-3 in the final.

Only moments after the Canadians' win, Canadian short-track speedskater Kim Boutin captured a bronze medal in the women's 500 metres.

The athlete from Sherbrooke, Que., finished fourth but was bumped up to third after South Korea's Minjeong Choi was disqualified.

Arianna Fontana of Italy won gold in 42.569 seconds while Yara van Kerkhof was second in 43.256.
 
The medal capped what started out as a disappointing day for the Canadian team.

Veteran racer Marianne St-Gelais, competing in her final Games, failed to make it out of the quarterfinals after receiving a penalty for impeding.

Alex Gough won Canada's first-ever Olympic luge medal Tuesday, grabbing bronze in the women's singles race.

A disappointing fourth in Sochi four years ago, the Calgary native finished with a combined four-run time of three minutes 5.644 seconds.

Germany's Natalie Geisenberger captured her second consecutive gold medal in 3:05.232, while compatriot Dajana Eitberger was second in 3:05.599.