Tony Care - Monday Dec. 2, 2013 13:16 ET

Canada drops 2 spots in World Cup standings

Olympic countdown medal tracker: Week 2

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Canadian bobsledders Kaillie Humphries, right, and Heather Moyse celebrate their World Cup win in Calgary on Saturday. (Larry MacDougal/Canadian Press)

A gold-medal performance by bobsledders Kaillie Humphries of Calgary and Heather Moyse, from Summerside, P.E.I., helped keep Canada in the top 5 of the World Cup medal race following the weekend’s events. But the Canadian still fell two spots form last week.

The 2010 Olympic champions reunited for the first time in more than two years to win the women’s bobsled event in Calgary on Saturday.

Canada also collected two bronze medals, one in the men’s two-man bobsled competition by Calgary resident Chris Spring and Jesse Lumsden, from Burlington, Ont., while the other came from Winnipeg speed skater Brittany Schussler in the women’s 1,500 metres. 

Team Canada stands fifth with 35 medals.

The Americans extended their lead in the World Cup race with a dominant weekend, winning 11 medals and bringing their medal count to 63. Germany had the biggest gain, moving from seventh to fourth, following an 11-medal effort, including second consecutive podium sweep.

Here is how the top 10 nations stack up:

Olympic Countdown Medal Tracker (as of Dec. 2)

1. USA

Gold: 23
Silver:
17
Bronze:
23
Total:
63

Previous Rank:
1


2. KOREA

Gold: 18
Silver:
14
Bronze:
11
Total:
43

Previous Rank:
2


3. RUSSIA

Gold: 10
Silver:
23
Bronze:
10
Total:
43

Previous Rank:
4


4. GERMANY

Gold: 13
Silver:
18
Bronze:
7
Total:
38

Previous Rank:
7


5. CANADA

Gold: 14
Silver:
9
Bronze:
12
Total:
35

Previous Rank:
3


6. NETHERLANDS

Gold: 11
Silver:
9
Bronze:
15
Total:
35

Previous Rank:
5


7. CHINA

Gold: 8
Silver:
11
Bronze:
9
Total:
28

Previous Rank:
6


8. JAPAN

Gold: 9
Silver:
6
Bronze:
6
Total:
21

Previous Rank:
8


9. ITALY

Gold: 5
Silver:
7
Bronze:
9
Total:
21

Previous Rank:
9


10. AUSTRIA

Gold: 2
Silver:
6
Bronze:
9
Total:
17

Previous Rank:
10

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