Short Track

Pete Evans - Thursday Feb. 13, 2014 07:14 ET

5 things you missed in Sochi last night

Charles Hamelin moves on, Sarah Reid contends in skeleton

Sarah Reid skeleton
Sarah Reid sits in eighth place after two skeleton runs. (Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)
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Canadians continue to perform well in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Here are five things that happened while you were sleeping.

Hamelin moves on in 1,000m

Short track speed skater Charles Hamelin had an up and down day, moving on in the 1,000 metre but being eliminated in the relay.

A gold medal contender at that distance, he won his heat in the 1,000 and is on to the quarterfinals.

But he and his Canadian teammates were eliminated, in the 5,000-metre relay. His brother Francois Hamelin fell during one of his laps and the team was unable to recover. The Canadians were the defending champs from Vancouver in that event.

Charles was trying to become Canada's most decorated Canadian Olympian of all time at these Games, but the letdown in the relay means he can't break that record. The best he can now do is tie speed skaters Clara Hughes and Cindy Klassen with six, if he medals in the 1,000 and the 500.

He's already won gold in the 1,500.

Marianne St-Gelais eliminated in 500m

Speed skater Marianne St-Gelais won't be repeating as Olympic medallist, as she failed to qualify for the finals in the women's 500 metres. She finished in third in her semifinal, and only the top two move on.

Failing to reach the final is a big disappointment for St-Gelais, whom some considered a challenger for gold after it was revealed that China's powerhouse Meng Weng would miss the Sochi Olympics with an injury.

Fighting back tears, she told CBC she's disappointed in her performance but she's going to concentrate on her other event, the ladies 3,000-metre relay where Canada has the potential to win a medal.

Sarah Reid strong in skeleton

Sarah Reid is within striking distance of a medal in women's skeleton, with a time of one minute, 58:31 seconds after two runs out of four. That's good enough to have her in 8th place, close enough to make up the gap over the last two runs.

Her teammate, Melissa Hollingsworth, didn't fare as well. She clocked one minute 59.38 seconds for her two runs, leaving her in 16th position. That likely leaves her out of medal contention.

Hollingsworth was a medal favourite in Vancouver but came away from those Games empty-handed.

Jennifer Jones remains unbeaten

Curler Jennifer Jones continued her dominance this morning, maintaining the rink's perfect 4-0 record with an 8-5 win over Denmark.

The rink will face its biggest test of the Games so far when they face off against Mirjam Ott of Switzerland, who also sports a perfect 3-0 record. That happens at 10 a.m. ET.

Men's hockey kicks off

Team Canada's men's hockey team begins their quest to defend their gold medal from Vancouver today, with their first game against Norway at noon eastern time. 

The Norwegians aren't expected to give the Canadians much difficulty, but it's Canada's first chance to see their NHL heroes in action regardless.

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