Tony Care - Monday Dec. 9, 2013 14:50 ET

Canada falls from top 5 of World Cup standings

Olympic countdown medal tracker: Week 3

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Canadian ski cross athlete Marielle Thompson, centre, won gold on Saturday, ahead of Switzerland’s silver medallist Fanny Smith, left, and Ophelie David of France. (Candice Ward/USA Today Sports/Reuters)

Some disappointing results by certain top-level Canadian athletes this past weekend caused Canada to drop out of the top 5 of the World Cup standings.

Three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Toronto settled for silver at the Grand Prix Final in Japan. Olympic champions Tessa Virtue, of London, Ont., and Scott Moir, from Ilderton, Ont., failed to unseat Americans Charlie White and Meryl Davis in the ice dance competition, even after posting their highest total score ever.

Olympic bobsled champions Kaillie Humphries, from Calgary, could only muster one silver medal in two events.

On the bright side, ski cross star Marielle Thompson, of Whistler, B.C., opened the World Cup season with an impressive victory on Saturday, and also secured an Olympic spot.

The Germans continued their meteoric rise up the World Cup standings after earning 17 more medals. In just two weeks, Germany (55) has moved from the eighth spot to No. 2, behind only the Americans.

However, that gap is wide as the U.S. (84) claimed 21 medals, including a sweep in the women’s two-man bobsled event.

Here is how the top 10 nations stack up:

Olympic Countdown Medal Tracker (as of Dec. 2)

1. USA

Gold: 32
Silver:
23
Bronze:
29
Total:
84

Previous Rank:
1


2. GERMANY

Gold: 22
Silver:
23
Bronze:
10
Total:
55

Previous Rank:
4


3. RUSSIA

Gold: 12
Silver:
26
Bronze:
15
Total:
53

Previous Rank:
3


4. KOREA

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

Previous Rank:
2


5. NETHERLANDS

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

Previous Rank:
6


6. CANADA

Gold: 15
Silver:
15
Bronze:
15
Total:
45

Previous Rank:
5


7. JAPAN

Gold: 12
Silver:
9
Bronze:
10
Total:
31

Previous Rank:
8


8. CHINA

Gold: 8
Silver:
12
Bronze:
11
Total:
31

Previous Rank:
7


9. AUSTRIA

Gold: 4
Silver:
9
Bronze:
15
Total:
28

Previous Rank:
10


10. ITALY

Gold: 5
Silver:
8
Bronze:
12
Total:
25

Previous Rank:
9

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