Canada jumped to third place in the Olympic medal standings on Tuesday, after taking gold in mixed double curling and claiming medals across the board on the fourth day of the winter Olympics in South Korea. 

Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris have been at the forefront of the Canadian Olympic story since last week when they started their journey to gold in mixed doubles curling, making history twice over.

The star team are the first two Canadians to win Olympic gold medals twice in one Winter Games and took the first-ever mixed doubles at an Olympic competition.

The pair took the top prize over the reigning world champions from Switzerland 10-3, securing Canada’s third gold in Pyeongchang and eighth overall in the Gangneung Curling Centre.

This latest gold puts Canada solidly in third behind other winter powerhouses Norway and the Netherlands.

Canada has three gold, four silver and three bronze medals on the fourth day.

Norway has 11 medals total, and the Netherlands 10.

Germany trails Canada by one medal, and the United States is fifth with six.

More details to follow. Image of Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris from the Associated Press. 

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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