Sochi Olympics - Day 13

Sochi Olympics - Day 13

Freestyle Skiing – Men:  The sport may be unpredictable. The results looked like anything but a free-for-all.

Cocorico! Vive le skicross. Jean Frederic Chapuis led the first French medals sweep in Winter Olympics history, taking gold in the wild sport of skicross while Arnaud Bovolenta won silver and Jonathan Midol walked away with bronze. Brady Leman of Canada briefly passed Midol for the third position but wiped out two-thirds of the way down the mountain, meaning the French only had to stay upright to make history.

The French have mastered this course. Earlier in the week, Pierre Vaultier won the men’s snowboardcross contest to give his country its first gold medal in that sport’s version of side-by-side racing.

Nordic Combined :  With individual matters completed in the Nordic combined event, Thursday gave the teams their turn to do battle, which saw four athletes from each of the nine competing nations getting their chance to shine. Before the drama of the cross-country relay later in the day, it was the large hill stage that first took the spotlight. Norway won the gold in front of Germany for silver and Austria for bronze. The French team came in fourth position.

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