Today marks day five of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games being held in Beijing China. Figure Skating, Snow Boarding, Luge, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Combined, Curling, Cross-country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Speed Skating, Women’s Ice Hockey, and Freestyle Skiing all happened. Medals were handed out for Snow Boarding, Cross-country Skiing, Speed Skating, Ski Jumping, Freestyle Skiing, and Luge.
Cross-Country Skiing continued. They had the Men’s 15km + 15km Skiathlon. ROC (Russia) Alexander Bolshunov took gold. ROC (Russia) Denis Spitsov took silver. Finlands Livo Niskanen took bronze. The United States Scott Patterson came in 11th place. He came in 4 minutes after 1st. Gus Schumacher of the United States came in 39th. He was 9 minutes 4 seconds behind first place. Cross-Country Skiing will continue on the 8th in the AM.
Curling continued with more Mixed Doubles. The United States lost to the Czech Republic 8-10. Great Britain beat China 6-5. Norway beat Sweden 6-2. Australia beat Switzerland 9-6. Italy beat China 8-4. Canada lost to Australia 8-10. Italy beat Sweden 12-8. Switzerland beat the United States 6-5. Norway beat Great Britain 6-2.
Italy doesn’t look like they will lose a match. Canada and Great Britain look strong. The United States moved to 3-5 after losing both matches. They have to find a way to win. They only have one game left against Great Britain. They need to win that in order to have a chance to move on. Curling will continue tonight with the final games of the Mixed Doubles round robin and the Semi-finals.
Figure Skating continued with Team Event – Women Single Skating – Short Program. They also had Team Event – Men Single Skating – Free Skating. Figure Skating will continue with more of the team event tonight.
Freestyle Skiing Men’s and Women’s Moguls finished up. For Men’s Swedens Walter Wallberg took gold. Canadas Mikael Kingsbury took silver. Japans Ikuma Horishima took bronze. The United States Nick Page took 5th. For Women’s Australias Jakara Anthony got gold. The United States Jaelin Kauf got silver. ROC (Russia) Anastasiia Smirnova got bronze. The United States Olivia Giaccio also finished in 6th. Freestyle Skiing will continue tonight.
Women’s Ice Hockey continued. China played Japan. Switzerland played the United States. As always in a later post I will go more in depth on this. Women’s Ice Hockey will continue tonight with ROC (Russia) vs Canada, China vs Sweden, Switzerland vs Finland.
Luge continued. Women’s Singles continued training. Doubles Started Training. The Mens Singles had their final run. Germanys Johannes Ludwig won gold and set some records. Austrias Wolfgang Kindl got silver. Italys Dominik Fischnaller got bronze. The United States finished in 8th, 13th and 19th. The Luge will continue tonight in the AM.
The Nordic Combined had their first training session.
Ski Jumping finished up the Men’s Normal Hill Individual event. Japans Ryoyu Kobayashi too gold. Austrias Manuel Fettner took silver. Polands Dawid Kubacki took bronze. Ski Jumping continues tonight in the AM.
The Women’s Slopestyle competition came to and end. The Men’s Slopestyle competition started. In the Women’s Slopestyle competition New Zealands Zoi Sadowski Synnott got gold. That was the first ever winter olympic medal for New Zealand. The United States Julia Marino got silver. Australias Tess Coady got bronze. The United states also secured 9th and 11th place. Snowboarding will continue tonight.
Speed Skating had the Men’s 5000m competition. Two records were set by both Sweden and the Netherlands. Swedens Nils Van Der Poel got gold. Netherlands Patrick Roest got silver. Norways Halgeir Engebraaten got bronze. The United States came in 16th and 17th place. Speed Skating continues tonight in the AM.
The United States is on the board. We have two silver medals. Norway still leads with 2 gold medals. ROC (Russia) leads the total count with 5 medals.
Here is the current medal count:
Coming up is Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Women’s Ice Hockey, Luge, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, Snowboard, and speed skating.