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Hoser Heroes: Canada's best on Day 12

Fourth-Place Medal

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Each night, Fourth-Place Medal will pick a gold, silver, and bronze medal from among Canada's competitors.

Canuck gold: Joannie Rochette (third in women's figure skating after short program). No one can truly understand what it took for her to skate well under such circumstances, with the emotions so raw.

Canuck silver: Ashleigh McIvor (gold, women's ski cross). The gold medalist has to get second billing on this day. She won each heat, living up to her credo that luck has little to do with ski cross.

For the record, McIvor did get an A on Canada's most famous university essay, the one she wrote eight years ago about adding ski cross to the Olympics. Inquiring minds want to know how she managed to get to write on such a topic. Typically in first-year university, you're stuck writing about Beowulf.

Canuck bronze: Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse (first in women's bobsled after second run). They hold a lead of 0.13 second heading into the final two runs, after twice setting a track record at Whistler Sliding Center – all the more impressive considering that they didn't practice Monday.

Medal count after Day 12:
Vancouver 2010: 11 (6-4-1)
Turin 2006: 14 (3-6-5)

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