Day 4: Olympics

Canada's Charles Hamelin after winning Gold in Short Track Speed Skating - 1500m.
Canada’s Charles Hamelin after winning Gold in Short Track Speed Skating – 1500m.

Canada’s Charles Hamelin claimed his third Olympic gold medal when he won the men’s 1500m short track speed skating title on Monday.

Leading for most of the race.
Leading for most of the race.
Winning Gold!
Winning Gold!

Hamelin added to his gold in the 500m and the 5000m relay in the 2010 Vancouver Games having also won silver in the 5000m relay in Turin 2006.

Redemption after not winning (an expected) Gold in Vancouver. :)
Redemption after not winning (an expected) Gold in Vancouver. 🙂

Canada’s Alex Bilodeau has defended his gold medal in Olympic men’s moguls. The first two-time freestyle Olympic champion…

Canada's Alex Bilodeau wins Gold in Sochi.
Canada’s Alex Bilodeau wins Gold in Sochi.

So who won the Silver medal? Canadian teammate and rival Mikael Kingsbury.

Canadian Mikael Kingsbury wins Silver. :)
Canadian Mikael Kingsbury wins Silver. 🙂

Fellow Canadian Marc-Antoine Gagnon placed fourth, narrowly missing a Canadian sweep of the podium. Too bad..

So cloose to a clean sweep of the medals!
So cloose to a clean sweep of the medals!

Happy Dutch girl here!!! 🙂 The Netherlands just swept the medals in Men’s 500m Sprint in Long Track Speed Skating! This is the ONLY race that the Netherlands has never won a Gold medal in since it’s inception in 1924… and now they won Gold, Silver, and Bronze! The best part? The Gold and Bronze winners are twin brothers. 🙂

Love this photo! :) Now if everyone could experience that kind of happiness.
Love this photo! 🙂
Now if everyone could experience that kind of happiness.
The beauty of speed...
The beauty of speed…
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