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U of Ottawa's Shilo Rousseau shines as Canada captures 6 gold medals at at World University Winter Games

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When Canada last participated in the World University Games in Lake Placid, N.Y. — then called the 1972 Winter Universiade — the team collected one alpine skiing gold and a silver in men's hockey.

Canada surpassed that total on the sixth day of competition at the 2023 FISU Winter World University Games in Lake Placid, and finished with a grand total of 13 medals at the competition that ran from Jan.

11-22. While Canada has participated in 26 of the 30 universiades — biannual events that showcase the best student-athletes in 12 winter sport disciplines — dating back to 1960, those 13 medals stand as the second-best Canadian result, trailing only the total of 19 won at the 1985 Winter Universiade in Belluno, Italy.

Overall, Canada's six golds trailed only Japan's 21 and South Korea's 12 in this year's Games, and its 13 total medals tied Germany for sixth on the overall medal table behind Japan (49), South Korea (29), France (18), Poland (17) and the United States (17).

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