Kaetlyn Osmond finishes third in Olympic Games women's singles skating

Marystown cheers on Kaetlyn Osmond as she pushes for Olympic podiumMore

"Own the podium" was the motto for Canada's record-setting Winter Olympics team in 2010, but the 2018 edition just raised the bar.

The Canadian short track speed skaters who won Olympic bronze were Samuel Girard of Ferland-et-Boilleau, Quebec, Charles Hamelin of Levis, Quebec, Charle Cournoyer of Boucherville, Quebec and Pascal Dion of Montreal, Quebec.

Kaetlyn took home gold as part of Team Canada in the team event earlier this month. Hamelin won his fifth career Olympic medal.

Canada has won the most medals in speed skating in its Olympic history, with 37.

Osmond's medal is historic as it boosts Canada's total in Pyeongchang to 27, an all-time high for the country at the Winter Games. Among those retiring are ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who won double gold in Pyeongchang, three-time world champion Patrick Chan, and two-time world pairs champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, who captured bronze. Just like the women's 1000 metre short track speed skating race, the Koreans fell, opening the door for a medal for Canada. This year, the women's team earned the silver medal and the men will battle for bronze. Athletes like Marc Gagnon and François-Louis Tremblay won a combined 10 medals between 1994 and 2010.

In 7th position after the short program, the Canadian Gabrielle Daleman has experienced a first half of free program catastrophic.

Men's and women's speed skating mass start event is still yet to come on February 24, with Canadians participating in both races.



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