PyeongChang 2018: Team Canada at the end of Day 1

PYEONGCHANG (February 10, 2018) – Here is what you need to know about Team Canada at the end of Day 1 at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018:

RESULTS: Team Canada’s competition results

COMPETITION SCHEDULE: Team Canada Day-By-Day at PyeongChang 2018



On not finishing the race:

“It was a tough race. I got a few good guys in there. I tried to make my way to the front and at some point it went wrong. It happens in short track.”

On his other events: 

“I’ll put my focus on the next two races and make sure I’ll get into the final again. Right now I’m just trying to get my head together and focus for the next day.”


On how he will prepare for Sunday’s finals:

“I’m going to get a few more rotations hopefully at practice and step up the rail line a bit.”

“I’m going to save all the magic for tomorrow.”


On the slopestyle course:

“The rails are really high. Some of the rails are higher than me, and I’m 5’11” (1.8m) so it’s pretty high, pretty risky. But you know, we got three days of practice and we have time to figure it out.

“The angle jumps are definitely not what I’m used to having, but it’s nice to have these challenges in slopestyle.”

On scoring 83.45 in his first run and 87.36 in his second run:

“I’m really happy with my first run. I just cleaned up a little bit of the tricks. They were the same tricks in my first run, just cleaner. I went bigger the last jump and I think the judges liked it, so I’m happy.

“Right after the first run I knew with 83 points that it would be enough to pass, but you know I just really wanted to clean it up and have a really good run down, and I did it.”

On training:

“It’s been many, many years of riding, of training. I’ve worked pretty hard, and have a whole team around me, helping me, and I’m so thankful.”


On comparing her fourth Olympic Games with the previous three:

“It’s kind of the same show. I’m a little older, hopefully a little wiser, It’s been fun with the girls, especially with Brooke (APSHKRUM) because she’s here for the first time so I’m kind of reliving the excitement through her experiences. We have a great group.”

On what she can do to win a medal, after finishing fourth at Sochi 2014:

“I want to slide clean. All I can do is control what I do on the track with my starts and my sliding and then look for the results at the end of the day.”

“The track is in good shape and the runs seem like they are going really well, so we’ll see how (it) goes on race day.”


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