Greg Hughes - Saturday Feb. 15, 2014 07:26 ET

5 things you missed in Sochi last night

Canadian short track skaters struggle, Chan vague on future

Charles Hamelin crashes
It was a rough day for Canada's Charles Hamelin and other Canadians in short track speed skating. (Photo by Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)
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Day 8 was full of highs and lows for Canadian athletes in Sochi. Some crashed out, some seem to be finding their form at just the right time. 

Canadians struggle in short track 
It was a bad day for Canadians at the Iceberg Skating Palace. Charles Hamelin, thought to be a solid contender for a medal in the men's 1,000 metres, fell in the event's quarter-finals. Olivier Jean of Lachenaie, Que., and Charle Cournoyer of Boucherville, Que., also failed to advance. 

Marianne St-Gelais of Saint-Felicien, Que., is also having a very rough Olympics. She placed fourth in her qualifying heat in the women's 1,500 metres and didn't move on. Marie-Eve Drolet of Chicoutimi, Que., and Valerie Maltais of La Baie, Que., did advance but only qualified for the 1,500 "B" final.

Jennifer Jones still undefeated

Canada's women are having a spectacular run in curling at the Sochi Olympics: skip Jennifer Jones is now leading her team to a perfect 6-0 record in round-robin play so far. The Canadians beat Japan 8-6 earlier on Day 8. 

Patrick Chan vague about future
One day after winning the silver medal in men's figure skating, Canada's Patrick Chan was vague when talking the CBC's David Amber and Diana Swain on Olympic Morning about his plans for the next four years, other than saying he was looking forward to seeing the Americans take on Russia in men's hockey.

Women's super-G full of crashes
It was a wild day on the slopes: seven of the opening eight racers in the women's super-G did not finish the race. The combination of soft snow and a tight course design made the race especially difficult. Yet Austria's Anna Fenninger managed to pull off a gold medal on a very difficult course. 

Sweden surprises in women's cross-country relay 
With Norway heavily favoured to win the event they've dominated for years, it was more than a little surprising that the country's neighbour to the east, Sweden, held on for a gold medal. In a tight battle between Sweden, Finland and Germany that lasted all the way to the very end, it was Sweden's Charlotte Kalla that pulled off the win. 

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