- Olympic gold medallists Natalie and Meaghan win back-to-back legs to start the second season -
- Next week: For the first time ever Canadian teams leave the country and race to Hong Kong, China -
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TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - An untimely shoulder injury sustained during the surfing challenge in tonight's episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA abruptly ended the competition for married couple Jen and Shawn King. The Halifax-based team were forced to withdraw from the competition due to injury, before host Jon Montgomery arrived at Tofino General Hospital to make it official.
The result of an old shoulder injury, Shawn's right shoulder dislocated as he swam into the waves to attempt surfing, and required medical attention. Jen described the decision to withdraw as "one of the toughest decisions we've ever had to make." "We didn't lose," said Shawn, "we just can't keep going."
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Episode 2 Recap
From the Pit Start in Victoria, 10 teams made their way to "surfer's paradise" in Tofino, B.C. At the Detour, teams chose to either sort or fillet fish at Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods, then made their way to Chesterman Beach to complete a surfing challenge and build a chair out of driftwood, before heading to the Pit Stop located at the picturesque Tofino Crab Dock. As a result of Shawn's injury, engaged couple Rex and Bob narrowly escaped elimination after racking up six hours of penalties by failing to complete both the surfing and chair building challenges. "We are shocked that we've survived," said Rex. "We didn't want it to be at the expense of someone else. No more giving up and taking penalties, we're going to fight on, we have to do it for them."
Canada's National Women's Hockey Team members Natalie Spooner and Meaghan Mikkelson kept their winning streak alive after taking the first leg of Season 2. The teammates also won two round trip tickets from Air Canada to Hong Kong, plus another $2,000 on their Scotiabank Gold American Express Card.
Last night's episode will encore this week on TSN (Thursday, July 17 at 12 a.m. ET/PT and Friday, July 18 at 4 p.m. ET/PT), TSN 2 (Thursday, July 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT), and CTV and CTV GO (Saturday, July 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, July 20 at 5 p.m. ET/PT - and is also now available on demand at CTV GO. All-new episodes of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO.
Viewers can also catch Jen and Shawn live on CANADA AM (Weekdays at 6 a.m. ET), 104.5 CHUM FM (Weekdays at 5:30 a.m. ET), CP24 BREAKFAST (Weekdays 5:30 a.m. ET, and Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. ET), THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (Weekdays at 10 a.m. ET), and THE SOCIAL (Weekdays at 1 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, July 16, as they discuss their elimination from THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.
For the first time ever, Canadian racers take on the world and race to Hong Kong, China on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Tuesday, July 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), where the foreign sights and sounds push teams further than ever before. Racers come face-to-face with a local legend, and a startling local delicacy.
The nine remaining teams competing for the biggest grand prize in Canadian television history are:
- Pierre and Michel - Twin Brothers, Montreal
- Alain and Audrey - Dating, Montreal
- Mickey and Pete - Best Friends, Muskoka, Ont.
- Sukhi and Jinder - Siblings, Terrace, B.C.
- Natalie and Meaghan - Teammates, Scarborough, Ont. and Calgary
- Rex and Bob - Engaged, Ashburn, Ont.
- Laura and Jackie - Married, Toronto
- Ryan and Rob - Co-Workers, Vancouver
- Cormac and Nicole - Mother and Son, Winnipeg
The four premier sponsors for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are Air Canada, Chevrolet Canada, DQ Canada, and Scotiabank.
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