With the fourth day of Olympic competition underway in Sochi, Canadian athletes have won nine medals, including four gold, three silver and two bronze.

Canada got off to a positive start Tuesday morning, with Dara Howell taking the gold in ladies ski slopestyle and Kim Lamarre securing the bronze.

Calgary's Alex Gough came close to a medal in ladies luge, but in the end she wasn't able to end Canada's medal drought in the sport, placing fourth.

Monday also marked a successful day for Canadian athletes, with Charles Hamelin taking the gold medal in the men's 1,500 metre speedskating, and Alex Bilodeau defending his gold medal in men's moguls while his teammate Mikael Kingsbury took the silver.

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Snowboarder Mark McMorris was the first Canadian to win a medal in Sochi, when he took the bronze in men's slopestyle on Saturday. Sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe capped that day's competition by winning the gold and silver, respectively, in women's moguls.

Day two of competition in Sochi saw Canada capture the silver medal in team figure skating.

Canada's nine medals this early in the Games marks a strong start in Sochi.

In comparison, by the end of day four of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, Canada had only secured three medals, one each of gold, silver and bronze. That was good for sixth in the overall rankings.

While Canada may have got off to a slower start four years ago, the athletes ended up winning a record 26 medals, including 14 gold, placing them third overall.

Canadian athletes are aiming to top their Vancouver Games’ medal count this time around.

Canadians are competing in the following events today:

  • 11 a.m. ET: Ski jumping, women's individual
  • 12: 30 p.m. ET: Snowboarding, men's halfpipe