February 16, 2014 in Sports

Olympic report

From Wire Reports
 

Thousandths determine gold

Zbigniew Brodka won Poland’s first gold medal in the men’s 1,500 meters speedskating, finishing 0.003 seconds ahead of Koen Verweij of Netherlands.

Fenninger keeps Austria on top

Anna Fenninger became the third straight Austrian woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic super-G alpine skiing. Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany won the silver and Nicole Hosp of Austria the bronze.

Kalla closes gap for top spot

Charlotte Kalla erased a 25-second deficit on the final leg to give Sweden the gold in the cross-country relay. Finland finished second to win silver, and Germany took bronze.

Zhou and Ahn make it two

Zhou Yang of China won her second consecutive gold medal in the women’s 1,500 meters short track speedskating.Viktor Ahn of Russia won gold, his second, in the men’s 1,000 meters.

“Russian Rocket” passes U.S.

Alexander Tretiakov, known as the “Russian Rocket,” won gold in the men’s skeleton. Matt Antoine of the United States won bronze, the first skeleton medal for the U.S. since Jimmy Shea took the gold back in 2002.

Stoch completes ski jumping sweep

Polish ski jumper Kamil Stoch completed a gold medal sweep of the normal and large hills. Noriaki Kasai of Japan won the silver on the large hill and Peter Prevc of Slovenia took bronze.

Canada women first to qualify

Canada became the first team to qualify for the semifinals in the women’s Olympic curling tournament by beating Russia and Japan. In the men’s tournament, China and Sweden remain at the top of the qualifying round standings.

Oshie’s four overwhelm Russia

T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout as the U.S. defeated Russia 3-2. Undefeated Sweden beat Latvia 5-3 to become the first team to advance to next week’s quarterfinals. Slovenia surprised Slovakia 3-1. In the women’s tournament, Sweden upset Finland 4-2 and Switzerland beat Russia 2-0, setting up next week’s semifinal matchups: Sweden vs. the U.S. and Canada vs. Switzerland.

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