SOCHI, Feb 15 — Who’s winning what at the 2014 Winter Olympics today after two of seven gold medal events:
Alpine skiing — super-G
Austrian Anna Fenninger claimed Olympic gold in a drama-packed women’s super-G that saw a number of racers struggle to finish the demanding course.
After only three of the starting 10 racers had made it down the 2.2km-long Rosa Khutor course, Fenninger, starting with bib number 18, clocked 1min 25.52sec for victory.
Germany’s Maria Hoefl-Riesch won silver at 0.55sec to go with the gold she won in Monday’s super-combined, while combined silver medallist Nicole Hosp of Austria took bronze, a further 0.11sec adrift.
“I have to give praise to the coach who set the course because you have to be so tactical. I can’t describe my emotions, I am really stunned. I didn’t think it was going so well while I was going down,” said 24-year-old Fenninger.
Nordic skiing — 4.5km relay
Sweden took a thrilling gold in the women’s 4x5km cross country relay, overtaking Finland and Germany in the last metres for a famous victory.
Charlotte Kalla, who took the final leg, was jumped on in jubilation by her near incredulous teammates when she collapsed on crossing the line.
Kalla overtook Krista Lahteenmaki of Finland and Denise Hermann of Germany with a fearsome sprint in the home straight.
Sweden finished on 53min 2.7sec with Finland taking silver 0.5sec behind. Germany took bronze on 53sec 3.6sec.
But there was heartbreak for favourites Norway who could finish only fifth, 53.6sec off the pace.
STILL TO COME
10h00-12h55 - Short-track - 1500m W FINAL and 1000m M FINAL (Iceberg)
13h30-14h25 - Speed skating - 1500m M - (Adler Arena)
14h45-17h05 - Skeleton M - rounds 3 and 4 - FINAL (Sanki sliding centre), and
17h30-19h15 - Ski jumping - Large hill M - FINAL (Tremplins RusSki Gorki). — AFP