I don’t have much time to post tonight, but here’s brief little thing.
What an exciting night it has been.
First – the medal ceremony for Alex Bilodeau for his Canadian Gold in moguls. What a well deserved gold – not only is he talented, but he is such an amazing person too.
Second – China wins Gold and Silver in the Pairs Figure Skating event!
Xue Shen & Hong Bo Zhao finally win Gold at their 3rd Olympics at ages 31 and 36!! Although their free skate was not perfect, their short program score was high enough to overtake the 2nd place Chinese team of Qing Pang & Jian Tong by a little over 3 points. Shen & Zhao’s overall winning score was 216.57. Pang & Tong’s free skate was the best of the night, and allowed them to procure the Silver medal very deservedly with a score of 213.31.
Germany’s Savchenko & Szolkowy were unable to deliver as they had hoped, but still earned a prestigious Bronze with a score of 210.60.
Canada’s Jessica Dube & Bryce Davison were also among the teams who were unable to deliver tonight, and they finished 6th overall with the final score of 187.11. They are only 22 and 24, and it is already their 2nd Olympics – lots of time to improve and already so much experience under their belt – can’t wait to see them in 2014!
Anabelle Langlois & Cody Hay finished 9th with a score of 179.97! Although their free skate had a few mistakes, they still carried out the rest of the routine with drive and passion, and they should be very happy with their standing.
With both Canadian pairs teams in top 10, we have everything to be proud of! After all, some would say that the experience is what matters, and the medals are just a bonus.
On another note, congratulations to Team China for winning their FIRST Olympic Gold medal in Pairs Figure Skating!
Stay tuned….for PATRICK CHAN TOMORROW!
(All scores reported from ctvolympics.ca)
(Picture from Reuters Pictures)