The Canadian women’s curling team opened round robin play with a 1-3 record, but they’re not counting out a medal just yet.
“Even though there’s several losses on the board, we’re still in it,” Canadian skip Rachel Homan said to reporters Saturday.
Homan’s rink has a proven track record of success as they have won three world championship medals, including gold in 2017. While the team is full of first-time Olympians, Canada still entered PyeongChang as the pre-tournament favorites.
But they didn’t play that way to start the tournament, suffering an upset loss to South Korea and a 7-6 defeat to Sweden.
Canada is the only nation to have won a medal in every Olympic women’s tournament since it began in 1998. This year, Canada is seeking to become the first nation to win three curling golds in a single Olympics.