Tony Care - Monday Dec. 16, 2013 13:50 ET

Canada’s back in top 5 of World Cup standings

Olympic countdown medal tracker: Week 4

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With the help of the freestyle team, Canada surged up the World Cup standings following the weekend’s slate of events.

In total, Canada won six medals and sits in fourth place with 51 medals, ahead of Korea (50) and the Netherlands (45).

Mikael Kingsbury, of Deux-Montagnes, Que., and 2010 Olympic gold medallist Alexandre Bilodeau, from Montreal, led a Canadian 1-2 finish in the men’s moguls on Saturday.

In women’s moguls, a summer’s worth of hard work paid off as Montreal's Justine Dufour-Lapointe won silver.

Canadians won two more gold medals on the weekend. Olympic bobsled champions Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse cruised to victory in Lake Placid, N.Y., while Caroline Calve won the snowboard parallel slalom event in Italy.

The U.S. continues to run away with standings with 100 medals. That’s partly due to the efforts of bobsledder Steven Holcomb. The pilot from Park City, Utah is the hottest athlete in the world right now.

The 2010 Olympic gold medallist has been perfect so far this season, winning all seven World Cup races, including this weekend’s two- and four-man events in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Here is how the top 10 nations stack up:

Olympic Countdown Medal Tracker (as of Dec. 16)

1. USA

Gold: 38
Silver:
29
Bronze:
33
Total:
100

Previous Rank:
1


2. GERMANY

Gold: 27
Silver:
27
Bronze:
15
Total:
69

Previous Rank:
2


3. RUSSIA

Gold: 13
Silver:
29
Bronze:
18
Total:
60

Previous Rank:
3


4. CANADA

Gold: 18
Silver:
17
Bronze:
16
Total:
51

Previous Rank:
6


5. KOREA

Gold: 21
Silver:
16
Bronze:
13
Total:
50

Previous Rank:
4


6. NETHERLANDS

Gold: 16
Silver:
11
Bronze:
18
Total:
45

Previous Rank:
5


7. AUSTRIA

Gold: 9
Silver:
11
Bronze:
20
Total:
40

Previous Rank:
9


8. CHINA

Gold: 11
Silver:
12
Bronze:
13
Total:
36

Previous Rank:
8


9. JAPAN

Gold: 12
Silver:
10
Bronze:
13
Total:
35

Previous Rank:
7


10. Norway

Gold: 14
Silver:
6
Bronze:
12
Total:
32

Previous Rank:
N/A

Knocked off the list this week: Italy

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