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Canadian athletes searching for redemption on day 7 of Olympics

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It’s day 7 of the Winter Olympics and the hunger for medals is real! Canadian athletes are ready for redemption as they look for a podium finish.

Here’s the who’s and the what’s of Day 7 in Pyeongchang:

Figure Skating

(Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

Patrick Chan is gunning for his next win after his second Olympic Gold Medal of the week in the figure skating short program. This will be his last Olympic Games before he retires for good, and he’s looking to go out with a bang. After helping win the team gold this past Monday, this three-time world champion has to keep up the momentum going into his individual event.

Chan moved to Vancouver from Canton, Michigan in November. According to CBC, he was looking for a less alienated lifestyle while in training. After a disappointing fifth place finish in Vancouver followed by a silver in Sochi, Chan is ready for an all-or-nothing moment. Gold is on his mind.

Chan is competing at 5 pm PST.

Cross-country skiing: 15,000m Individual

After failing to qualify for the sprints elimination round, Alex Harvey is on a mission for redemption. His 32 place finish is fuel for him as he prepares to make history. No male has ever won an Olympic medal in the cross country ski. For Harvey, Olympics is in his blood, as the son of former Olympian Pierre Harvey. Pierre was the first Olympian to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

(NATHAN DENETTE / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

This family appears to be no strangers to challenges, and we are excited to watch him go after his dreams tonight.  The Harvey competes at 10:00pm PST tonight.

Alpine skiing (Women’s slalom)

Mikaela Shiffrin’s is looking to defend her gold medal that she won in the 2014 Sochi Games. Her best event is the slalom, and is competing at 6:00pm PST tonight. After this event was rescheduled due to the high winds and unsafe weather, Shiffrin has scratched from the Super-G competition to give herself the best chance of success and recovery.

(Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)

Other Events:

  • 5:00 p.m. Feb. 16: Figure skating (Men’s free skate)
  • 6:00 p.m. Feb. 16: Alpine skiing (Women’s super-G)
  • 7:10 p.m. Feb. 16: Men’s ice hockey (Canada vs. Czech Republic)
  • 8:00 p.m. Feb. 16: Freestyle skiing(Women’s freeski slopestyle final)
  • 2:00 a.m. Feb. 17: Short track speed skating (Women’s 1500m finals, Men’s 1000m finals)
  • 3:20 a.m. Feb. 17: Skeleton (Women’s skeleton runs 3-4)

 

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Rachel Francois
Runner, writer, yogi, coffee enthusiast and Olympic writer for Victoria Buzz.

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