SOCHI, RUSSIA – Canada has reached the podium once again on the first day of competition in Sochi. Justine Dufour-Lapointe becomes Canada’s first gold medallist, while her sister, Chloé Dufour-Lapointe captures silver in the Freestyle Skiing women’s moguls in Sochi.
“Canada has become a country known for its freestyle skiers, and the names Justine and Chloe are what everyone is talking about today,” said Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee. “In winning Olympic gold and silver, Justine and Chloé, will take their place not only among Canada’s greats, but also among the world’s finest. The Canadian Olympic family is proud of this accomplishment and we recognise the fine efforts of Maxime Dufour-Lapointe and Audrey Robichaud who had strong top 12 finishes.”
Earlier today, Yves Lapointe and Johane Dufour, the proud parents of Canada’s newest medallists acknowledged how attached the three sisters are.
“Our three of our daughters are very close, they rely on each other and complement each other well. They always train together, study together, they are a team and their combined effort is crucial.”
Canada now has three medals at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games after a successful first day of competition. Earlier today, snowboarder Mark McMorris captured a bronze in slopestyle, while biathlete Jean-Philippe Le Guellec finished a Canadian Olympic best fifth place in the 10km men’s sprint.