Canadian Trail: How Canada did today at the Olympics
Serwa, Phelan and Osmond push Canada's medal total to a record 27
By Amy Cleveland, CBC Sports
Canada has surpassed its best medals total won at an Olympic Winter Games thanks to a trio of women capturing hardware on Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
A third straight gold-medal victory for Canada in women's ski cross got things rolling early, with Kelsey Serwa topping the podium, while teammate Brittany Phelan took silver. These medals tied the total of 26 won in Vancouver 2010.
Serwa follows in the footsteps of Ashleigh McIvor, who won ski cross in the event's debut in Vancouver, and Marielle Thompson, who won in Sochi 2014. It was history repeating itself for Canada, as Serwa was second four years ago behind Thompson.
Thompson, who suffered a serious knee injury just four months ago, and India Sherret failed to advance past the 1/8 finals.
Osmond is now only the sixth Canadian woman in 70 years to stand alone on the Olympic figure-skating podium after putting up a combined score of 231.02. Barbara Ann Scott was the first, winning gold at St. Moritz 1948.
Gabrielle Daleman finished 15th.
With only one day of competition in Pyeongchang remaining, Canada has 27 medals, including 10 gold behind Norway, which leads with 36 medals.
Canadian speed skaters faltered in the men's 1,000-metre final. Alexandre St-Jean had Canada's top finish with an 11th-place result, while Vincent de Haître was 19th and Laurent Dubreuil finished 25th.