Women’s Super Combined: In winning her second successive Olympic super combined gold medal, Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany confirmed she is the most complete skier of her generation. The 29 year old has now won the past three major international super combined races, adding gold at Sochi 2014 to her Vancouver 2010 gold medal and her super combined world championship title in 2013. With a further Olympic gold medal in the slalom from the Vancouver 2010 Games and a slalom world championship gold in 2009, Maria Hoefl-Riesch undeniably sits at the summit of the alpine world. Tina Maze of Slovenia took Silver and Nicole Hosp of Austria the bronze.
Men’s Moguls: Alexandre Bilodeau of Canada defended his Olympic gold medal in the men’s moguls today, while his rival Mikael Kingsbury took home the silver medal. The Canadians were ranked one, two and three heading into the final round of six. Alex Bilodeau skied a solid run and scored a 26.31 to take the top spot. Alexandr Smyshlyaev of Russia took the bronze. Fellow Canadian Marc-Antoine Gagnon placed fourth, narrowly missing a Canadian sweep of the podium. Bilodeau’s win makes him the first Canadian to defend a gold medal in the same Olympic event.
Men’s Biathlon: Martin Fourcade of France took gold in the biathlon 12.5 km pursuit, as Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway failed to break the record for most Winter Olympics medals won. Martin Fourcade clocked a time of 33:48:6 to finish 14.1 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, Ondrej Moravec of the Czech Republic taking silver, and with teammate Jean Guillaume Beatrix of France claiming bronze.