Canada to win 13 gold medals at Sochi 2014 Olympics: predictions

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If all goes according to plan, according to the Associated Press, by February 23 when the Olympic Flame is extinguished at Fisht Olympic Stadium, Canada will have won 13 gold medals and 31 medals overall at the 2014 Winter Games.

The final projections, which include seven silver and eleven bronze medals, will be five more than the 26 medals won at Vancouver 2010.

At the home Games, Canada bookended its medal performance with a first ‘home soil’ gold by freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau on Day 2 and the men’s ice hockey gold on the final day of competition.

Based on the projections (listed in full below), Canada is expected to reprise the men’s ice hockey gold title for the second consecutive time but will not be able to defend the women’s ice hockey gold title against the United States.

Canadians will be a powerhouse in freestyle skiing, winning four gold and ten medals overall in the sport. They are strong contenders for the new Olympic freestyle skiing and snowboarding sport events being introduced at Sochi – sports that Canada already excels at in the Winter X Games.

At Nagano 1998, snowboarding was introduced as an Olympic sport and Whistler’s Ross Rebagliati was the first ever to win the gold medal in the men’s event.

Patrick Chan will figure skate to gold in his singles competition while ice dance duo Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue will win silver, coming behind American skaters Charlie White and Meryl Davis who won silver in Vancouver against Canadian gold. Canada will also win the figure skating team trophy, a new figure skating event being added to the Winter Games this year.

Canadian Medal Predictions – Sochi 2014

Alpine Skiing: Men’s Super-G

  • Bronze – Jan Hudec, Canada

Alpine Skiing: Women’s Super-Combined

  • Bronze – Marie-Michele Gagnon, Canada

Bobsleigh: Women

  • Gold – Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, Canada

Curling: Men

  • Gold – Canada

Curling: Women

  • Bronze – Canada

Figure Skating: Men’s Singles

  • Gold – Patrick Chan, Canada

Figure Skating: Pairs Dance

  • Silver – Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Canada

Figure Skating: Team Trophy

  • Trophy Winner – Canada

Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Aerials

  • Bronze – Travis Gerrits, Canada

Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Halfpipe Skiing

  • Gold – Mike Riddle, Canada
  • Bronze – Justin Dorey, Canada

Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Moguls

  • Gold – Mikael Kingsbury, Canada
  • Silver – Alex Bilodeau, Canada

Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Ski Cross

  • Bronze – Chris Del Bosco, Canada

Freestyle Skiing: Men’s Slopestyle Skiing

  • Bronze – Mike Riddle, Canada

Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Moguls

  • Silver – Justin Dufour-Lapointe, Canada

Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Ski Cross

  • Gold – Marielle Thompson, Canada

Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Slopestyle Skiing

  • Gold – Dara Howell, Canada

Ice Hockey: Men

  • Gold – Canada
  • Silver – Russia
  • Bronze – Sweden

Ice Hockey: Women

  • Gold – United States
  • Silver – Canada
  • Bronze – Finland

Luge: Women

  • Bronze – Alex Gough, Canada

Short Track: Men’s 500

  • Bronze – Charles Hamelin, Canada

Short Track: Men’s 1000

  • Gold – Charles Hamelin, Canada

Short Track: Men’s 1,500

  • Gold – Charles Hamelin, Canada

Short Track: Women’s 1,500

  • Silver – Valerie Maltais, Canada

Snowboarding: Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom

  • Gold – Jasey Jay Anderson, Canada

Snowboarding: Men’s Slopestyle

Gold – Max Parrot, Canada

Snowboarding: Women’s Snowboard Cross

  • Silver – Dominique Maltais, Canada
  • Bronze – Maelle Ricker, Canada

Speed Skating: Women’s 1,500

  • Bronze – Christine Nesbitt, Canada

Speed Skating: Women’s Team Pursuit

  • Silver – Canada

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