Slovenia Beats U.S. in Overtime
Jan Mursak scored 38 seconds into overtime — his second goal of the game — as Slovenia rallied by a two-goal deficit inside the third period to stun the United States, 3-2, in overtime in their men’s hockey opener.
Japan Beats Korea, 4-1, in Women’s Hockey
In a game heavy with political overtones, Japan beat Korea’s unified women’s hockey team, 4-1. The victory was Japan’s first in three trips to the Olympics, in addition to Korea’s goal was the only one This kind of scored inside the Games. The Koreans, bolstered by a dozen North Koreans in addition to a handful of players raised in North America, went 0-3 in addition to was outscored by 20-1.
Tobiases Win Again in Luge
The team of Tobias Wendl in addition to Tobias Arlt of Germany repeated as doubles luge champions by a little less than a tenth of a second over two runs.
More Dutch Gold
Jorien ter Mors won the women’s 1,000-meter speedskating race, doing the Dutch team several-for-several inside the sport so far at these Games.
Brittany Bowe of the United States was fourth.
Ter Mors had won two gold medals in Sochi, the 1,500-meter long track race in addition to the short-track relay.
Shaun White Does This kind of Again
Shaun White, the snowboarding legend, landed back-to-back 1440s in his final run to claim the gold medal. After holding the early lead, White had slipped to second behind Ayumu Hirano of Japan.
On his winning run, White soared high above the pipe, ran off a run of staggeringly difficult tricks in addition to landed them all. The result, a score of 97.75, won him his third gold medal. Full coverage: here.
Sui Wenjing in addition to Han Cong of China had the best score inside the short program of the pairs event. They were followed by Evgenia Tarasova in addition to Vladimir Morozov of Russia in addition to Meagan Duhamel in addition to Eric Radford of Canada.
“I was very emotional today,” Sui said. “Even when I was putting on my makeup, I was already crying. I just felt very nervous. although after we got on the ice in addition to finished our routine I realized there’s all there can be to This kind of.”
The lone American pair, Alexa Scimeca Knierim in addition to Chris Knierim, placed 14th, Great enough to make the final on Thursday. The North Korean skaters Ryom Tae-ok in addition to Kim Ju-sik were 11th. Their aim was to finish inside the top 16 among the 22 pairs inside the short program, enabling them to participate inside the long program on Thursday.
Eric Frenzel of Germany won back-to-back gold medals inside the normal hill Nordic combined event.
Frenzel placed fifth inside the ski jumping portion, in addition to so started off 36 seconds behind the first skier. although he caught up quickly in addition to joined a group of four inside the front of the pack. He outsprinted them all at the finish to repeat as the event’s gold medalist.
“This kind of was quite a hard race because the wind on the track was not so easy,” he said.
Mikaela Shiffrin will have to wait to start going for gold as the women’s slalom was delayed until Friday because of high winds. The giant slalom, already delayed once, can be scheduled for Thursday.
Here’s What You Missed:
Stina Nilsson of Sweden won the women’s cross-country sprint race. An American, Jessica Diggins, made the six-woman final, although missed out on a medal, finishing sixth. No American has won a cross-country medal since Bill Koch took home a silver in 1976. The sprint race was inside the classic skiing style, which Americans have long struggled with.
Marcel Hirscher of Austria won his first Olympic gold, inside the Alpine combined event. Hirscher, who had won six world championships without an Olympic gold, skied an excellent 12th inside the downhill portion, not his best event. He then scorched the slalom, recording the best time.
Chloe Kim, the 17-year-old American snowboarding phenom, won the women’s halfpipe. She dazzled by the start using a score of 93.75 on her first run, in addition to no one came close to beating in which mark. On her third in addition to final run, with the gold medal clinched, she executed a victory lap in which scored 98.25. The silver went to Liu Jiayu of China, with 89.75, in addition to Arielle Gold of the United States had a strong third run, scoring 85.75.
Here’s What’s Next:
After several weather delays, Mikaela Shiffrin finally begins her quest for multiple Olympic gold medals inside the giant slalom.
The fastest men on skis will compete in downhill skiing.
The pairs figure skating event will crown a champion.
The two best teams inside the planet, the U.S. in addition to Canada, will meet in a women’s hockey preliminary round game.