We are now 13 days into the XXIV Olympic Winter Games being held in Beijing China. There are 6 days left in the 2022 Olympics. Alpine Skiing, Bobsleigh, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Nordic Combined, Ski Jumping, and Snowboarding continued. Medals were handed out for Bobsleigh, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, and Ski Jumping.
Really quickly I want to talk about some things that I found out about in relation to the treatment of athletes. One of the skiers in Cross-Country Skiing collapsed near the finish line. You can read the full story here. She collapsed during the race. Why did she collapse? An athlete in top physical condition shouldn’t just collapse. She has won gold in this event before. She knows what she is doing. The course conditions were blamed but I think it is something else. I think this has to do with the lack of food and possible lack of proper nutrition for athletes at these games. For some evidence of this look at what happened in snowboarding. They were asking for snacks during the press conference. I think that her asking for snacks shows that food isn’t readily available for athletes. This comes back to what the Ski Jumpers were saying about their being no food at the Ski Jumping venue.
Alpine Skiing. Alpine Skiing had the Women’s Downhill 3rd Training. Alpine Skiing will continue tonight.
Bobsleigh. There was the Women’s Monobob heats 3 and 4. There was also the 2-man Heat 1 and 2. In the Women’s Monobob The United States Kaillie Humphries won gold. The United States Elana Meyers Taylor won silver. Canadas Christine De Bruin won Bronze. Bobsleigh continues tonight.
In Curling there was more round robin matches for both the Men’s and Women’s competitions. Eleven matches were played. In the Men’s competition Sweden leads the standings. They have qualified for the Semifinals. Great Britain is in second. Canada is in third. The United States is tied for fourth. In the Women’s competition Switzerland leads. The United States are tied for second. Canada is in fifth.
Curling will continue with twelve more group matches.
Figure Skating. Ice Dance – Free Dance. Frances Gabriella Papdakis and Guillaume Cizeron won gold. ROC (Russia) Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov won silver. The United States Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue won bronze. Figure Skating will continue in the AM.
Freestyle Skiing. Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Qualification runs 1 and 2 happened. Women’s Aerials happened. Chinas Mengtaio Xu won gold. Belaruses Hanna Huskova won silver. The United States Megan Nick won bronze. Some of the competitions set to take place tonight have been rescheduled. I believe there still will be Freestyle Skiing tonight.
Ice Hockey. There was only two games. Both of them were women’s Semifinal games. The gold medal match is now set. The United States will take on Canada. No surprise there. Finland will take on Switzerland in the bronze medal game. These are all teams that were in Group A. The Men’s elimination round starts tonight.
Mens Qualification Play-off matchups:
Women’s Semifinal matchups and results:
Nordic Combined. They had more training. The Nordic Combined Continues tonight.
Ski Jumping. Men’s Team. Austria won gold. Slovenia won silver. Germany won Bronze. This concludes Ski Jumping at the 2022 Olympics.
Speed Skating. Women’s 500m. The United States Erin Jackson won gold. Japans Miho Takagi won silver. ROC (Russia) Angelina Golikova won bronze. Speed Skating continues on the 14th.
Snowboarding. The big news coming out of Snowboarding i the judging. Now the athletes are complaining about the judging. For more on that check out this ESPN article. Snowboarding had the Men’s and Women’s Big Air Qualifications. Snowboarding will finish up tonight.
Norway still leads with 9 gold medals. Germany is still in 2nd with 8 gold medals. The United States is in third with 7 gold medals. Canada is in 14th with 1 gold medal.
Norway still leads the overall with 21 medals. ROC (Russia) is in second with 18. The United States is in third with 16. Canada is now tied for fourth with 15 medals.
The United States has 12 total medals. 7 gold. 6 silver. 3 bronze. Canada has 15 total medals. 1 gold. 4 silver. 10 bronze.
Here is the current medal count:
Coming up is Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Nordic Combined, Snowboarding and Speed Skating.