Canada’s best ever performance at the Winter Olympics ended in Pyeongchang Sunday as the closing ceremonies were held.
While Canada’s 29 medals (11 gold, eight silver and 10 bronze) did them put 3rd overall in the medal standings, there were some disappointments, but not enough in the minds of the Canadian Olympic Committee who were ecstatic with what happened over the last 16 days of competition.
Anne Merklinger is the chief executive officer of the “Own the Podium” program. She is delighted with how Canadian athletes performed.
“We felt confident that we were heading into these Games with the potential to have our best Games ever. That’s what has happened. There’s never a target number we set for medals, we want to constantly improve. We improved from Sochi, we’ve improved from Vancouver, very quickly we’ll look at where we stand relative to 2022.”
Three Saskatchewan athletes are coming home from Pyeongchang with a medal. They are Wakaw’s Linden Vey with a silver in men’s hockey, Saskatoon’s Emily Clark with a silver in women’s hockey and Regina snowboarder Mark McMorris who captured bronze in men’s slopestyle.
The next Winter Olympics will be in Beijing in 2022