3

Snowboard’s silver lining

Mike Robertson of Edmonton comes through with an unexpected 2nd place finish in snowboard cross


 

Chalk up another longshot medal for Canada. Mike Robertson of Edmonton came through with a silver in the finals of the men’s snowboard cross at Cypress Mountain this afternoon. And he came heartbreakingly close to the gold.

In the lead with the finish line in his sights, Robertson was nipped by reigning Olympic gold medalist, Seth Westcott of the United States, when he landed a little short on the final set of rollers and lost some momentum.

Still given that the first-time Olympian was on no one’s list of medal favourites, one suspects Robertson will take it.

A lift for Canada, after the disappointment of this morning’s men’s downhill in Whistler.

Now let’s see what happens in the men’s 500m speed skating.


 

Snowboard’s silver lining

  1. I could not help but think that Mike went into safe mode when he captured that big lead. He seemed too concerned about staying on his feet as opposed to pumping the bumps. You can virtually board the majority of the course at http://blog.virtualwhistler.com/?page_id=163

  2. That was an amazing race. What a COOL event to watch! Thank you for being a Canadian Mr. Robertson!

Sign in to comment.