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Day 6 of Winter Olympics 2018

Thursday, 2.15.18

Women’s Cross Country 10KM Final

Switzerland’s Siebanthal, Sweden’s Kalla, OAR’s Nechaevskaya, and Norway are the top 4. USA’s Jessie Diggins is in 6th place. USA’s Randall moves into first place, followed by Nechaeskaya. France’s Hughes moves into first place. Norway’s Bjoergen is now in first place, followed by Finland’s Parmakoski. Norway’s Haga moves into 2nd place.  Norway’s Ragnhild Haga wins Gold, Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla wins Silver, and there is a tie for the Bronze, where Norway’s Marit Bjoergen and Finland’s Krista Parmakoski each win a Bronze metal.  USA’s Jessie Diggins is in 5th place.

Men 1000M:

Netherland’s Bergsma was in first until Canada’s Bloemen moves into first place position. Italy’s Tumolero is in third place while Bergsma is now in second place. Netherland’s Sven Kramer is in 6th place and Germany’s Patrick Beckert is in 7th place. Korea’s Lee is in 4th place. At the end, Canada’s Bloemen wins Gold, Netherland’s Bergsma wins Silver, and Italy’s Tumolero wins Bronze.

Women’s Slalom, Run 1:

Switzerland’s Holdener takes the lead in first place. Norway’s Haver-Loeseth is in second place for a while until Sweden’s Hansdotter takes over the second place position. Norway moves into third place until Slovakia’s Vlhova and Sweden’s Larsson battle to stay back and forth to stay in the third place position. USA’s Shiffrin was in second place for a while, but she slows down to third place and fourth place, until Sweden takes over the third place position. Germany’s Duerr skis out, and other skiers are behind.  In Run 2, Switzerland’s Feierabend is in first place until Canada’s Mielzynski takes over the first place position. Slovenia’s Hrovat slows down to third place from second place as France’s Noens moves up to second place. Slovakia’s Zuzulova falls back to fourth place as Switzerland’s Gisin moves up to third place. Itlay’s Moelgg is in 8th place, and Sweden’s Alphand is behind. Italy’s Curtoni moves into first place until Austria’s Gallhuber takes over the first place position. Meanwhile, Canada’s Mielzynski is in second position until Austria’s Schild takes over second place. Then, Norway’s Haver-Loeseth moves into second place. Slovakia’s Vlhova is in third place until Austria’s Liensberger takes over third place. Sweden’s Larsson moves into third place, trying to catch up to Switzerland’s Holdener in second place and Sweden’s Hansdotter in first place. USA’s Shiffrin was in second place until Switzerland’s Holdener takes over second place. Sweden’s Hansdotter wins Gold, Switzerland’s Holdener wins Silver, and Austria’s Gallhuber wins Bronze.  Italy’s Costazza is in 4th, Sweden’s Wikstroem is in 7th, and Germany’s Wallner is in 8th.

Men’s Skeleton, Heat 3: Korea’s Yun Sung-Bin is in first place, while Latvia’s Dukurs is in second place. Great Britain’s Parsons is in third place. Korea’s Kim J. is in 6th place. USA’s Matt Antoine lags behind. USA’s John Daly is in 15th place.

Men’s Skeleton Final:  USA’s Matt Antoine is in fourth place and Germany’s Grotheer is in first place. Suddenly, Korea’s Kim Jisoo moves into first place and Germany’s Jung K. moves into second place. OAR’s Tregubov moves up from second to first place, while Latvia’s Dukurs is now in second place.  Great Britain’s Parsons is now in third from second place while OAR’s Tregubov is now in first place. Latvia’s Dukurs moves back to third place. Korea’s Yun Sung-Bin is now in first place, followed by OAR’s Tregubov in second place. Korea’s Yun Sung-Bin wins Gold, OAR’s Tregubov wins Silver, and Great Britain’s Parsons wins Bronze.

Men’s Super G Alpine Skiing:

Italy’s Fill is in first place until Austria’s Kriechmayr takes over first place position. Then, Norway’s Jansrud moves into first place until Austria’s Mayer moves into first place. Meanwhile, in the second place position is Italy’s Fill. He is taken over by Switzerland’s Caviezel, before Canada’s Cook moves into second place. Norway’s Jansrud slows down to second place, and there seems to be a cluster of men battling in the second place position, which also includes Norway’s Svindal, and France’s Giezendanner. Suddenly, Switzerland’s Fuez moves into second place. As Switzerland’s Caviezel falls back to third place, Austria’s Reicheit moves into third place. But Norway’s Jansrud also fall back to third place. France’s Giezendanner also falls back to fourth position, pushing Norway’s Svindal back to fifth position. At the end of the race, Austria’s Mayer wins Gold, Switzerland’s Fuez wins Silver, and Norway’s Jansrud wins Bronze.

Women’s Snowboarding:

6 women race down the slope, and the top 3 move on to the seminfinals. The first six women are from USA, France, and Canada. USA’s Jacobellis, Canada’s Critchlow and Canada’s Bergman move on to the semifinals. The next six women are race down, and the top three are Italy’s Moioli, France’s Sousa, and Australia’s Brockoff. In the semifinal 1, the six women from Czech, USA, France, Bulgaria, and Canada race down, and the top three are Samkova, Jacobellis, and Jekova. They move on to the final. In the seminfinal 2, the top three are Bankes, Trespauch, and Critchlow.  In the Finals, six women race for a medal. Italy’s Moioli wins Gold, France’s Sousa wins Silver, and Czech’s Samkova wins Bronze.

Men’s Figure Skating, Short Program:

USA’s Adam Rippon is in first place with 87.95, Czech’s Brezina is in second place with 85.15, and Canada’s Messing is in third place with 85.11. Belgium’s Hendrickx receives 84.74, which is in 4th place. USA’s Vincent Zhou receives 84.53 and France’s Bessegher receives 72.12. OAR’s Aliev receives 98.98, which puts him in second place. Japan’s Hanyu receives 111.86, which puts him in first place.  At the end of his performance the audience starts throwing Winnie the Pooh stuffed bears onto the rink, indicating the he is their favorite. I think he looks interesting because he reminds me of an Anime/Manga character. The rink is flooded with Winnie the Pooh stuffed bears. He has many fans. Canada’s P. Chan receives 90.01, which puts him in third place. USA’s Nathan Chen receives 82.27, which puts him in 13th place. OAR’s Kolyada receives 86.69. Japan’s Shoma Uno receives 104.17, which puts him in 2nd place. Spain’s Javier Fernandez receives 107.58, which puts him in 2nd place and Shoma Uno in 3rd place. China’s Jin Boyang receives 103.32, which puts him in 4th place.

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