This middle Sunday (16th February) saw more medals in Men’s Alpine Skiing (both the Super Giant Slalom, and Downhill), Men’s Ice Hockey, and Women’s Speedskating.
Men’s Alpine Skiing
In the Super G, Gold went to Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, Silver to Andrew Weibrecht of the USA, and joint Bronze to Canadian Jan Hudec and American Bode Miller.
And in the Men’s Downhill, Matthias Mayer of Austria won Gold, Italy’s Christof Innerhofer took Silver, and Kjetil Jansrud of Norway won the Bronze medal. Surprisingly both Bode Millar of the US (who excelled in training earlier this week), and Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway (who won 3 medals at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics), missed out on Men’s Downhill medals.
Russia beat Slovakia in a shoot out, which has boosted their confidence after their defeat against USA earlier in the week. And US beat Slovenia comfortably.
The Adler Arena Skating Center saw a small piece of Winter Olympic history made today, with a new world record set by Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands, who took Gold. Her fellow Dutch speedskaters took Silver (Ireen Wust) and Bronze (Lotte van Beek) to produce yet another outstanding performance by the Dutch, who are excelling in this event at Sochi 2014.
Winter Olympics History
The Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics in Canada saw the Jamaican Bobsleigh team crash out in spectacular fashion. Luckily the ‘cool-runnings’ team walked away uninjured.
Dominic Londesborough is a personal trainer in London and owner of Fitness4London.com