Missed it by “that much”. In what all Canadians thought was going to be the first Winter Olympic Gold medal to be won by a Canadian on Canadian soil, Albertan Jenn Heil last night was beaten by US top qualifier, Hannah Kearney in the Women’s Mogul Final.
From the comfort and lively atmosphere of the beer hall at the surprisingly awesome LiveCity Down Town venue, I sat glued to a number of big screens as the ladies through themselves down the bumpy hill in the wind and driving rain up at Cypress Mountain.
While it’s not ideal, an Olympic silver medal is still an amazing achievement and one that all Canadians, and all of Canada are celebrating today.
This evening sees the Men’s Final get underway at 5:30pm (PST) with Canadian-born Aussie and 2006 Olympic champion Dale Begg-Smith (below) taking to the hill. I can’t wait!