Olympics Speakers Mark McMorris and Charles Hamelin Win Medals in Sochi
Mark McMorris was one of Canada's strongest medal hopefuls. His stunning gold medal-winning performances at the 2012 and 2013 Winter X Games secured his spot as one of the best snowboarders in the world—until, just two weeks before Sochi, he cracked a rib at the 2014 X Games. But this unstoppable young athlete didn't let his injury get in the way: he won Canada's first medal at the Sochi Games, a bronze in Slopestyle. At just 20 years old, McMorris is a remarkable example of strength and spirit. Watch the video embedded above to see him on Olympic Primetime with Ron MacLean discussing his win.
Charles Hamelin held three Olympic medals coming into Sochi: two gold medals from the Vancouver Games and a silver from Turin. Expectations are very high for this speed skater, and he delivered on his first event in Sochi, winning a gold medal in 1,500m Short Track Speed Skating. With two more events to go—for which he is a medal favourite—Hamelin is poised to tie Cindy Klassen and Clara Hughes as Canada's most decorated Olympian. In the keynotes he delivers with his brother, fellow Olympic speed skater Francois Hamelin, the two men speak about the challenges and triumphs of competing for Canada.
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