Coquitlam figure skater Kevin Reynolds takes home B.C.'s first Sochi medal

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Kevin Reynolds

23-year old Coquitlam resident Kevin Reynolds had a major part in Canada’s figure skating team, which won a silver medal in the inaugural competition.

His stellar performance elevated Canada’s total score, which came to 65 points – behind Russia’s gold medal score of 75 points but ahead of the United States’ bronze medal score of 60 points.

The nine-member Canadian team included Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Kevin Reynolds, Kaetlyn Osmond, Meagan Duhamel, Eric Radford, Kirsten Moore-Towers, and Dylan Moscovitch.

The team received their Olympic silver medal during an evening outdoor medal ceremony at Sochi Olympic Park. However, earlier in the day during a flower ceremony held immediately after competitions at Iceberg Skating Palace, Moir did not receive his flower bouquet as organizers were somehow short one for the Canadian team.

The team figure skating event was added to the Winter Games program to complement the gymnastics team event in the Summer Games.

Reynolds and other Canadian skaters will have another window to capture more medals with the individuals, pairs and ice dance skate events to come in the days ahead.

Image: Canadian Olympic Committee

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