Canadian figure skaters win gold at Pyeongchang Olympics

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      Canadian athletes have been performing extraordinarily well at the Winter Games, but they had to wait until Day 3 before snaring their first gold medal.

      It came in the team figure skating competition at Gangneung Ice Arena.

      Talking home medals are mixed pair Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, the ice-dancing duo of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, men's single skater Patrick Chan, and women's single skaters Kaetlyn Osmond and Gabrielle Daleman.

      Canada won a silver in this event at Sochi in 2014.

      Meanwhile, Canadian curlers Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris defeated Norway in the mixed doubles curling competition, enabling them to qualify for the final.

      This is the first time mixed doubles curling has been an Olympic sport.

      Canada has four silver medallists: Justine Dufour-Lapointe (women's moguls), Ted-Jan Bloeman (men's 5,000-metre long-track speed skating), Max Parrot (men's slopestyle), and Laurie Blouin (women's slopestyle).

      Blouin fell hard last Friday in a training run, resulting in her being taken off the course on a sled. She competed in the event with a black eye.

      The day before, Mark McMorris picked up the bronze in slopestyle for Canada after surviving life-threatening injuries less than a year ago in Whistler.

      It was a stunning accomplishment, given that McMorris suffered a broken jaw, fractured left arm, pelvic and rib fractures, and a collapsed left lung.

      Yet he was able to come back and still make it to the Olympic podium.