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Olympic sports catchup: Canadians do the Dew (Tour)

It was a jam-packed weekend of high-performance sport around the world, including three Canadians claiming gold at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colo.

Cassie Sharpe, Max Parrot, Spencer O'Brien all win gold in Colorado

Spencer O'Brien was one of three Canadian gold medallists at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

It was a jam-packed weekend of high-performance sport around the world, including three Canadians claiming gold at the Dew Tour, while several other athletes picked up silver and bronze medals on the World Cup circuit.

Here's a look at what you may have missed.​​​​

Successful tour of Dew-ty

It was a golden weekend for Canadians at the Dew Tour stop in Breckenridge, Colo.

Cassie Sharpe got things started by winning the women's superpipe competition. The 2016 Winter X Games champion laid down a monstrous second run to take the title.

The Comox, B.C. native and 2016 X Games halfpipe champion won the women's individual pro skiing superpipe event at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado 2:01

On Saturday, Spencer O'Brien and Max Parrot followed suit, capturing top spot on the podium in women's and men's snowboard slopestyle.

The Courtenay, B.C. native layed down a 95-point second run that lifted her into first place in the slopestlye event at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado 2:38
The Bromont, Quebec native scored 97 points in his second run to win the slopestlye event at the Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado 2:43

Canadian lugers love Lake Placid

The Canadian luge team continued to build off the success it had last weekend at its home track in Calgary by scoring four medals at what could be considered its home-away-from home in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Tristan Walker and Justin Snith took their first medals of the World Cup season with bronze in doubles, while Alex Gough and Kim McRae crowded the podium in the women's event, taking silver and bronze, respectively.

The 30-year-old won her second medal in a matter of hours after winning silver in women's luge earlier Saturday morning. 1:11
The 25-year-old grabbed her first medal of the season at the FIL Luge World Cup event in Lake Placid, New York. 1:54

Gough added her second medal of the weekend by claiming silver in the sprint competition.

Gough took home the silver medal for the second straight week after placing 2nd in Calgary last week. 1:39

Meanwhile, it was a heartbreaking weekend for John Fennell. The Canadian slider was attempting to make the U.S. team for Pyeongchang but a broken sled dashed his Olympic hopes.

Canadians crowd Igls podium

Elisabeth Vathje and Mirela Rahneva also provided a heaping dose of Canadian content on the podium in women's skeleton at the Igls track in Innsbruck, Austria.

The teammates finished with silver and bronze, respectively, in Saturday's event.

The Ottawa native moved up from 7th place after her first run, all the way up to to third place overall at the IBSF World Cup in Innsbruck. The bronze medal is her first of the season. 2:08
The Calgarian finished second at the IBSF World Cup in Innsbruck. It's her third medal of the season, and all of them have been silver. 2:07

Bobsledders take silver, denied bronze

The Canadian bobsleigh team made a few appearances on the podium in Igls, but will only get credit for two medals.

While Justin Kripps and Jesse Lumsden earned silver in the two-man, Nick Poloniato and Neville Wright were stripped of their bronze-medal finish in that event after it turned out their sled was not up to code.

4 millimetres cost Nick Poloniato and Lascelles Brown their first World Cup medal this season 0:40
The tandem nabbed silver at the IBSF Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Cup in Innsbruck, Austria on Saturday. 2:04

Kripps and Lumsden teamed up again for silver in the four-man event, joined by Alexander Kopacz and Oluseyi Smith.

Kripps piloted Canada to a 4-man bobsleigh silver medal at the IBSF World Cup stop in Innsbruck, Austria. Kripps and Lumsden also won a silver medal in 2-man bobsleigh on Saturday. 1:41

Career milestone for aerialist

Lewis Irving brought home his first-ever World Cup medal from the aerials competition at Secret Garden, China.

Canadian freestyle aerialist finishes 3rd with a score of 103.68. 1:00

Even better for Irving is that the course will be the one used during the 2022 Olympics.

Silver in SBX

The Canadian duo of Meryeta O'Dine and Zoe Bergermann won silver at a World Cup event in Austria on Sunday.

Guay regrets competing

The Canadian alpine team didn't capture any medals this weekend, but that wasn't the biggest news coming out of Val Gardena.

Erik Guay, who was troubled by back problems earlier in the season, says he reaggravated the injury in the men's downhill and wished he had "just stayed home."

Guay spoke about his decision to ski this weekend at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val Gardena, Italy. 1:54

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