Each night, Fourth-Place Medal will pick a gold, silver, and bronze medalist from among Canada's competitors.
Canuck gold: Jennifer Heil (silver, women's moguls). Did it strike anyone as odd that in Olympics being held in Canada, American medalists Hannah Kearney and Shannon Bahrke were each holding U.S. flags after the results were announced, but no one passed the Maple Leaf to Heil, leaving her standing "awkwardly clutching her skis" (as The Canadian Press put it)?
That segues into how split the reaction was after being conditioned to expect a gold and getting an Elliott Smith album: Either/Or. Either Heil should be commended or, given her past performance, this was a major letdown. The oversight might have subtly affirmed it was a disappointment.
Canuck silver: Chloe Dufour-Lapointe (fifth, women's moguls). Dufour-Lapointe, who turned just 18 in December, was double great for both herself and older sister Maxime, who fell just short of winning a spot on a Canadian team.
Canuck bronze: Olivier Jean (fourth, men's 1,500-meter short-track speedskating). Briefly setting an Olympic record in an early heat, falling down in the semifinal, getting into the final after a disqualification, and running out of steam in the final laps? Just a day in the life in short-track. Jean will be back. So will Canada.