We are now nine days into the XXIV Olympic Winter Games being held in Beijing China. Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Luge, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, and Speed Skating took place. Medals were handed out for Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Luge, Snowboarding, and Speed Skating took place.
In Alpine Skiing they had the Men’s Combined Downhill. Austrias Johannes Strolz won gold. Norways Aleksander Aaamidt Kilde won silver. Canadas James Crawford won bronze. Alpine Skiing continues tonight.
Bobsleigh started. They ran through a bunch of training. The big story coming out of Bobsleigh is that Jamaica has a team in the olympics for the first time in twenty years. Bobsleigh continues tonight.
Cross-Country Skiing had the Women’s 10km Classic competition. Norways Therese Johaug won gold. Finlands Kerttu Niskanen won silver. Finlands Krista Parmakoski won bronze. The United States finished in 8th, 13th, 24th, and 32nd. Cross-Country Skiing continues tonight.
Curling had matches for both the Men’s and Women’s round robin. Canada leads the Men’s standings. The United States are tied for 4th after going 1-1. In the Women’s competition Switzerland are tied for first after both are 2-0 and undefeated. Canada is in third and is also currently undefeated at 1-0. Curling continues tonight with 11 matches.
Some news in Figure Skating, during the team event the other day the medal ceremony was delayed as apparently one of the ROC (Russia) skaters tested positive for dugs. Theres more on that here. Figure Skating had the Men’s Singles Skatings – Free Skating competition. The United States Nathan Chen won gold. Japans Yuma Kagiyama won silver. Japans Shoma Uno won bronze. Figure Skating resumes on the 12th.
In Freestyle Skiing they had the Mixed Team Aerials Finals. The United States won gold. China won silver. Canada won bronze. Freestyle Skiing continues on the 12th.
Theres a lot to cover with Ice Hockey today. I will go in depth with this in other posts coming out later today. There were four Men’s Ice Hockey games. Including the USA and China. There are six games coming up. Two Women’s Quarterfinal game. Four Men’s group stage games.
Men’s Group standings:
Women’s Quarterfinal matchups:
Luge continued with the Team Relay Competition. Germany won gold. Austria won silver. Latvia won bronze. Canada and the United States came in 6th and 7th. With this Luge has come to and end at the 2022 Olympics.
In the Skeleton they had the Men’s Heats 1 and 2 . The Skeleton will continue tonight.
There has been a bit of a controversy in Ski Jumping. It is one of two sports under fire for biased or unfair judging. In the last Women’s competition a few of the athletes were disqualified for their outfits. More information can be found here. Five of the Women were disqualified over their jumpsuits. As far as I know this is a first in Ski Jumping. The Athletes definitely voiced their concerns. Since this hasn’t happened before and it is a large number of athletes that were disqualified, the athletes have accused the judges of intentionally eliminating competitors for bias reasons. I don’t follow the sport enough to know if this is the case. It would not surprise me. Unfortunately this isn’t an isolated incident to this sport. That’s what makes it more believable.
In Ski Jumping they had Men’s Large Hill Training. Ski Jumping will continue in the AM.
A lot to cover in snowboarding again. They had the Women’s Halfpipe final. They also had the Men’s Snowboard Cross competition. In the Women’s Halfpipe the United States Chloe Kim won gold. Spains Queralt Castellet won Silver. Japans Sena Tomita won bronze. In the Mens Snowboard Cross Austrias Alessandro Haemmerle won gold. Canadas Eliot Grondin won silver. Italys Omar Visintin won bronze. The United States came in second in the small final. Snowboarding continues tonight with the much antisipated Men’s Halfpipe Final. This will be Shaun Whites last competition ever.
Women’s Halfpipe results:
Men’s Snowboard Cross results:
Speed Skating continued with the Women’s 5000m competition. Netherlands Irene Schouten won gold. Canadas Isabelle Weidemann won silver. Czech Republics Martina Sablikova won bronze. Speed Skating continues at midnight.
Germany is now in the lead with 6 gold medals. Norway is in second with 5. Austria is in third with 4 gold medals. The United States is in fourth with 4 gold medals. Canada is in 12th with 1 gold medal.
Austria leads the overall with 13 medals. Norway and Canada are tied for second with 12. The United States is in 5th with 10.
The United States has 10 total medals. 4 gold. 5 silver. 1 bronze. Canada has 12 total medals. 1 gold. 4 silver. 7 bronze.
Here is the current medal count:
Coming up is Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Ice Hockey, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding and Speed Skating.