Canadian women deliver four more medals

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Four more medals, a record-tying gold-medal haul and a win over Russia in men's hockey has made Wednesday the most successful day for the host country at the 2010 Games.

Canada has caught up to the United States and Germany for the most gold medals at these Olympics with seven after the Canada-1 sled piloted by Calgary's Kaillie Humpheries slid into first in women's bobsled at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

Fans cheer as a Canadian sled piloted by Kaillie Humphries, with brakeman Heather Moyse, move down the course during the Olympic women's two-man bobsled competition in Whistler, B.C. Humphries and Moyse won gold, while Canada's second sled, with pilot Hel

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Four more medals, a record-tying gold-medal haul and a win over Russia in men's hockey has made Wednesday the most successful day for the host country at the 2010 Games.



Canada has caught up to the United States and Germany for the most gold medals at these Olympics with seven after the Canada-1 sled piloted by Calgary's Kaillie Humpheries slid into first in women's bobsled at the Whistler Sliding Centre.



The seven gold medals ties the most ever by Canada at Winter Olympics, first set in 2002 in Salt Lake City and equalled in Turin four years ago. With four more days of competition it will almost certainly be broken.



Humpheries, with Heather Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I., at brakeman, were wire-to-wire leaders in women's bobsled. They were joined on the podium by Canada-2, with pilot Helen Upperton of Calgary and brakeman Shelley Ann Brown of Pickering, Ont., who finished second.



It was Canada's first 1-2 finish of the 2010 Games.



Also winning medals for Canada Wednesday were speedskater Clara Hughes, a bronze in the women's 5,000-metre speedskating event, and the Canadian women's short-track 3,000-metre relay team, who won silver. Korea crossed the line first, but were disqualified, moving China into the gold-medal spot and Canada into silver. The United States took bronze.



Canada now has 15 medals, fourth on the overall table behind the United States (28), Germany (24) and Norway (18).

Organizations: Whistler Sliding Centre

Geographic location: Canada, United States, Germany Calgary Vancouver Russia Salt Lake City Turin Summerside Pickering Korea China Norway

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