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Kelsey Serwa accepted the risks to reap the Olympic reward

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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With three knee surgeries documented on a massive medical chart, Serwa fully accepts the risks that come with ripping down an Olympic ski cross course. On Friday, the bionic woman – already dealing with arthritis at age 28 – rocketed over the finish line in first to seize Canada's 10th gold medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Light on the Olympics: Serwa, Phelan friends to the finish line

Friday, February 23rd, 2018
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Canada's Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan won gold and silver, respectively, in women's ski cross on Friday in Pyeongchang.

Defending champ Marielle Thompson eliminated from ski cross competition

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
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Canada's Marielle Thompson won't defend her Olympic title in the women's ski cross competition after falling early in her first race Thursday.

Chris Del Bosco suffers 4 rib fractures, bruised lung

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Canadian ski cross racer Chris Del Bosco endured four rib fractures, a bruised lung, and a pelvis fracture, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced on Twitter.

Canada’s Noah Bowman, Mike Riddle miss podium in men’s ski halfpipe

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Calgary's Noah Bowman and Edmonton's Mike Riddle both crashed in their final two runs, capping a tough day in ski halfpipe for the Canadians in Pyeongchang.

Canada’s Marielle Thompson looks to cap improbable comeback in women’s ski cross

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Canada's Marielle Thompson is the defending Olympic champion in women's ski cross, but enters the competition just four months after a serious knee injury.

Cassie Sharpe felt Sarah Burke’s spirit during gold-medal performance

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
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Cassie Sharpe says Sarah Burke's spirit was everywhere at the Olympic women's halfpipe event on Tuesday. The freestyle skier from Comox, B.C., captured gold in Pyeongchang, and a day later paid tribute to the Canadian woman whose legacy lives large in the event.

Canada’s Brady Leman speeds to ski cross gold

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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Canada’s Brady Leman captured gold in men’s ski cross in Pyeongchang on Wednesday.

Canadian Chris Del Bosco suffers serious crash in men’s ski cross

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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Canadian ski cross racer Chris Del Bosco suffered what looked to be a serious crash during the men’s 1/8 final on Wednesday in Pyeongchang.

Is Elizabeth Swaney the worst Olympian ever, or just one of the craftiest?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
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For Elizabeth Swaney, it was quantity over quality on her path to Olympic qualification. She booked her ticket by consistently finishing in the top 30 at World Cup events with pedestrian runs that ensured she didn't fall and always recorded a score.