Sochi Olympics - Day 14

Sochi Olympics - Day 14

Alpine Skiing – Women:  Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States, the 18 year old skiing phenom won gold in the slalom earlier today, becoming the youngest woman to win the event in the history of the Winter Games. Mikaela Shiffrin came dangerously close to spinning off one gate in her second run but regained control to beat Marlies Schild of Austria by over half a second. Shiffrin finished with a total time of 1:44.54 while Marlies Schild won silver in a total time of 1:45:07. Kathrin Zettel of Austria won the brone 0.81 second from the lead.

Biathlon – Women:  Four teammates stood proudly behind the Ukraine flag, smiles beaming, celebrating their country’s first gold medal at the Sochi Olympics. Parliament paused in the deeply divided Ukraine to mark the occasion. The Ukrainian skiers provided some good news with their victory in the 4×6 kilometer biathlon relay. This was Ukraine’s first Winter Olympics gold medal in two decades. The Ukrainian team won with a total time of 1:10:02.5, 26.4 seconds ahead of the Russians taking silver and the Norwegians settling for bronze.

Freestyle Skiing – Women:  Marielle Thompson and Kelsey Serwa of Canada won gold and silver in the women’s ski cross event at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park in Sochi. Anna Holmlund of Sweden took home the bronze medal. Thompson and Serwa were among the medal favourites entering the event, with Thompson winning two World Cup races this season and Serwa collecting a World Cup win on the same course last year.

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