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What an incredible Day 3 for Team Canada, with their first four medals at PyeongChang 2018.

The first ones came from our partners at Canada Snowboard, with Max Parrot winning Silver and Mark McMorris right beside him on the podium with a bronze.  What an incredible show these riders put on over the past two days in South Korea with their unbelievable skill.   A big shoutout to our staff members who all work very closely with these riders: Dr. Jeremy Sheppard, one of our Directors, Performance Solutions, is the Sport Science & Medicine Lead for Canada Snowboard;  Jeremy Watkin & Albie Sears (Strength & Conditioning), Christie Gialloreto (Mental Performance Consultant) and Jo Irvine (Sport Nutrition).

Later we experienced the flip side of the Games, when Freestyle Skiing medal hopeful Andi Naude had a difficult final run and wasn’t able to hit the podium.  We’ve been lucky to work with Andi for a number of years, as she was one of the first Freestyle NextGen athletes to come through the program.  We have seen her determination daily and know she’ll bounce back better than ever. Canada is proud of you, Andi!

Brilliant, gritty performances by all these athletes.  We’re extremely proud to do our part in their journeys to the Games, working with their National Sport Organizations to help power performance & inspire excellence.

A huge congratulations to all four medal winners from today: Max, Mark, Justine Dufour-Lapointe (Silver in Freestyle Skiing – Moguls) and Ted-Jan Bloemen (Silver in Speed Skating Long Track – 5,000m).  We’re sure this is the start of a great medal run for Team Canada.  Go Canada Go!

Wendy Pattenden
CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific


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Find out how CSI Pacific-affiliated athletes are faring at PyeongChang 2018


Two on the Podium Means Best Ever Finish for Canada in Snowboard


In the Men’s Snowboard – Slopestyle, Canada took two spots on the podium for the first time ever, with Max Parrot winning silver and teammate Mark McMorris bringing home bronze.  Parrot overcame spills in his first two runs to capture silver as the last rider of the day with an incredible run.  Meanwhile, “Captain Comeback” McMorris recovered from a devastating injury last spring to get on the podium less than a year later.  He became the first Canadian man to win multiple Olympic Snowboard medals.  Tyler Nicholson came in 7th and Sébastien Toutant finished 11th.  Next stop for these four amazing riders is the Big Air qualifications on Day 13.

Additional News:

Freestyle Skiing – Moguls

In Women’s Freestyle Skiing – MogulsAndi Naude‘s first run of the medal round placed her in 10th, advancing her to the next round, where she placed 1st, securing her spot in the final. On her last run, Andi lost control and was unable to finish her run, giving Andi a 6th place finish overall.  

Audrey Robichaud placed 8th after run one, advancing to the second round, where she secured a 9th place overall finish in the event, continuing her ive string of top 10 finishes in the event in the Winter Olympics (2006 Turin, 2014 Sochi).

Our team that work with Andi & Audrey and Freestyle Canada include Sean Nugent (S&C), Samantha Ebata (Biomechanics & Performance Analysis), Wendy Pethick (Physiology) & Lauren McBride (Mental Performance Consultant).


In Men’s Luge, first time Olympian Reid Watts made his mark with an impressive 3:11.490 combined run time, landing the B.C. native a 12th place finish.

Snowboard – Slopestyle

The Women’s Snowboard – Slopestyle qualification round was cancelled due to weather.  Laurie BlouinSpencer O’BrienBrooke Voigt was postponed due to weather.  All competitors have now qualified for the Final on Day 4, later today at 5pm PST.

Alpine Skiing – Downhill

The Men’s Alpine Skiing – Downhill event was also postponed due to weather. Broderick Thompson will now compete in the event on Day 7 instead.


More BC Athletes:

Some athletes who were born in B.C. or consider B.C. their home province but are not affiliated with CSI Pacific are also competing at PyeongChang 2018.  Here’s how they fared on Day 3:

  • Manuel Osborne-Paradis (Invermere, BC) and Ben Thomsen (Invermere, BC) were also part of the Men’s Downhill event that got postponed on Day 3 and will now compete in this event on Day 7 instead


Mikaël Kingsbury

Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Born: July 24, 1992
Birthplace: Sainte-Agathe-Des-Monts, Quebec
Hometown: Deux-Montagnes, Quebec




the number of career victories Mikaël Kingsbury has achieved, setting a moguls record.




Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.


Winter athletes travel around the world, chasing cold & flu season and training in areas without enough sunlight to absorb adequate Vitamin D, all while bundled up head to toe.  One of our Registered Dietitians, Joanna (Jo) Irvine, has been creating WinterPacs to help the Canada Snowboard athletes stay healthy while training and competing in these conditions.  These packs consist of vitamin D, probiotics, multivitamins, vitamin C & zinc, to support the athletes while traveling as well as instructions on how to use them most efficiently, as well as instructions on how to use them most efficiently. Jo also provides education regarding food choices that help build and support an athlete’s immune system, thereby helping keep colds and the flu at bay

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About Canadian Sport Institute Pacific: Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence.
Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific ( is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fueled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate. Our team of sport scientists and medical experts provide leading edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada.

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Noah Wheelock
Manager, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Mallory DeMille
Coordinator, Communications
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific