Sochi Olympics - day 9

Sochi Olympics - day 9

Alpine Skiing – Men:  Kjetil Jansrud of Norway had a perfect run winning the Olympic Super G in one of the most dramatic and impressive ski race, especially for the United States as Bode Miller nervously held the lead in the competition after he turned in a time of 1:18:67, until Jansrud crushed all of the competition with a winning time of 1:18:14. Jansrud also won the bronze in the downhill event earlier in the Games. Andrew Weibrecht of the United States surprised everyone with a silver medal run of 1:18.44 that handed him his second career medal, previously winning bronze in Vancouver in the same competition. Bode Miller tied with Jan Hudec of Canada in third place to win his sixth career Olympic medal, while Hudec won the first Canadian Alpine medal in 20 years. With his bronze Bode Miller becomes the oldest medalist in Alpine skiing history at 36.

The tie was the second in Sochi in an alpine skiing event as Tina Maze of Slovenia and Dominique Gisin of Switzerland tied for the gold medal in the women’s downhill.

Snowboard Cross – Women:  EvaSamkova of the Czech Republic won the snowboard cross after several exciting qualifying runs. The 20 year old sped home in front of her rival, Dominique Maltais of Canada finishing second and claiming the silver medal. Chloe Trespeuch of France unexpectedly won bronze as she crossed the line in an impressive third place, seconds following the fall of two racers ahead of her.

Cross-Country – Men:  Defending champions Sweden won gold in the men’s cross country 4x10km relay. Their quartet of Marcus Hellner, Lars Nelson, Johan Olsson and Daniel Richardson led from start to finish and completed the course in 1:28:42 seconds. The battle for silver and bronze was won by Russia, who were watched by President Vladimir Putin. The bronze was taken by France.

 

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