Olympic wake-up call: Day 2 news you might have missed from the Winter Games

Bloemen wins historic medal, plus Parrot, McMorris, Justine Dufour-Lapointe reach podium

Olympic wake-up call: Day 2 news you might have missed from the Winter Games
Canada won its first medals of the 2018 Winter Olympics thanks to Max Parrot, right, Mark McMorris, left, and Ted-Jan Bloemen. © Canadian Press/Getty Images/Canadian Press

By Benjamin Blum, CBC Sports

If you adhere to normal sleeping hours anywhere across Canada, you likely missed a national Olympic accomplishment 86 years in the making.

Ted-Jan Bloemen's silver in the 5,000-metre finals was Canada's first men's medal at that distance since Willy Logan's bronze at the 1932 Games in Lake Placid. Back then, the Dominion of Newfoundland was still a thing and CBC wouldn't exist for another four years.

There's more medals to talk about, so here's a quick recap of all the important news you might have missed from a writer who forgets what the sun looks like:

Canada's 1st medals

Snowboarders Max Parrot and Mark McMorris opened Canada's medal ledger in the slopestyle final. Parrot pipped his Canadian counterpart on the final run to earn silver, with McMorris collecting his second consecutive Olympic bronze in the event. Seventeen-year-old American Redmond Gerard won gold.

Parrot and McMorris will renew acquaintances in the big air event on Feb. 20, so fans will have to wait a bit for another frenemy face-off.

Silver lining in moguls

Canada had four shots at the women's moguls podium but only Justine Dufour-Lapointe was able to secure the country's fourth medal of the day. 

The defending champion from 2014 finished with a final-run score of 78.56 — just .09 points shy of another gold. 

Canadian Andi Naude went off course and didn't finish the final, while Audrey Robichaud and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe finished ninth and 17th, respectively. 

Closing in on figure skating medal

It's been a total team effort for Canada so far in the team event. Strong performances from ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, women's skater Kaetlyn Osmond and the pair of Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford have Canada six points ahead of the non-Russian Russians.

The final session take place beginning at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday. For now, enjoy these views from the "kiss and cry."

Canadian women start on winning note

Canada began its quest for a fifth-consecutive Olympic gold with a dominant 5-0 victory over OAR. 

Rebecca Johnston and Mélodie Daoust each had a pair of goals and goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens earned the shutout in her Olympic debut. 

The Canadian women play Finland Tuesday at 2:40 a.m. ET. 

Sliding into history

Sam Edney capped his Olympic career by posting the best-ever men's luge result by a Canadian at a Winter Games.

The Calgary slider raced to sixth-place finish Sunday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. He had a cumulative time of three minutes, 11.021 seconds to post his best ever Olympic result in his fourth and final Games.

Compatriot Reid Watts was 12th and Mitchel Malyk slid into 16th.