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Alex just got 20.00 on his first qualifying run. Not a good way to start.

He finished 16th at the X Games in Aspen. 15th the year before.

Unless he puts down a surprising run, he's definitely not a contender.

He's 19. Most are just waiting for his breakout performance.

Alex just scored 85.4

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No medals today.

St-Gelais, silver in Vancouver, was relegated into B finals, finished last.

Frank Hamelin's fall means Canada misses out on one of the most favorite medals by consensus.

Hollingsworth and Reid don't qualify in skeleton.

Beaulieu-Marchand falls on both his final runs.

Though day for Team Canada, one to forget.

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Where else are Canadians going to win medals?

Nesbitt is not back in form, that means no medal in the 1500m and likely no medal in the team pursuit

No medal in the 5000m relay

Harvey and Kershaw have shown nothing to think they will challenge for a medal in the team sprinit

The two best shots in alpine skiing are already gone

Outside of Humphries bobsleigh is a crapshot, with Canada not winning many marginal/close medals so far I doubt we'll medal in the men's events

No medals in skeleton

The men haven't been that great on the curling sheet, could be a struggle to medal there

The alpine snowboarding team likely won't medal

And there is only 4 more short track events and 2 of them are just as easy to see no medal, than a medal

To approach 30 medals now Canada would need to win 4 of 6 medals in ski cross, get 2 on the ski halfpipe podium and have Gerrits medal in men's aerials, a notoriously jinxed event for Canada.

If we count just events where it would be shocking for Canada to not medal:

Feb 14: Men's Figure Skating

Feb 16: Women's snowboard cross

Feb 17: Ice Dance

Feb 19: 2-Women Bobsleigh

Feb 20: Women's curling

Feb 20: Women's hockey

Feb 21: Men's 500m short track

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Patrick Chan's silver is deserved but bittersweet considering expectations.

Aside from a few speed skating events, curling and hockey, do we have any chance of medals in other sports this weekend?

Yes

Women's 1500m SSTS Marianne St. Gelais and to a much greater degree Valerie Maltais

Men's 1000m SSTS Charles Hamelin, Oliver Jean and Charle Cournoyer all have the potential to get into the final and medal

Men's 1500m Speed Skating Danny Morrison has a slight chance in this event. If he can skate as well as he did in the 1500m he'll be close to the podium

Women's Snowboard Cross Maelle Ricker and Dominque Maltais could both medal

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Yes

Women's 1500m SSTS Marianne St. Gelais and to a much greater degree Valerie Maltais

Men's 1000m SSTS Charles Hamelin, Oliver Jean and Charle Cournoyer all have the potential to get into the final and medal

Men's 1500m Speed Skating Danny Morrison has a slight chance in this event. If he can skate as well as he did in the 1500m he'll be close to the podium

Women's Snowboard Cross Maelle Ricker and Dominque Maltais could both medal

Isn't Morrison's best distance the 1500m?

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