Canada has its first gold medal of the 2014 Winter Olympics! The recipient? Justine Dufour-Lapointe. Justine is one of three sisters who went to the Olympics. The Dufour-Lapointe sisters went to Sochi on a mission – to all finish on the podium for the freestyle skiing women's moguls. Of course that would be an incredibly tough task with so many talented women in the competition. However, despite all the pressure and the tough competition, the sisters took two of the three medals, with Chloe Dufour-Lapointe winning silver.
The Dufour-Lapointe sisters are from Montreal, Quebec and constantly train together. They have a great relationship and you could see it by the joy on their faces for each other's accomplishment.
Justine (19) and Chloe (22) finished first and second respectively. Their sister, Maxime (24), finished 12th. Audrey Robichaud of Quebec City finished in 10th.
American-born Hannah Kearney, who won gold in this event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, finished third.
With Mark McMorris winning a bronze medal earlier in the day for slopestyle, Canada now has three medals – one gold, one silver, and one bronze.
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