The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games – Day 8 – Highlights

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Hello everyone!!! Following on from yesterdays events, today has been 50/50 in terms of the good and bad in some events. Following up from yesterday’s skeleton event, Elizabeth Yarnold (a.k.a. Lizzy Yarnold) received her gold medal, which marks the 10th Winter Olympic Gold in history, which has also made today and yesterday fanatical days to remember.

Here is a small, but quick summary that highlights the events that happened today and the ups-and-downs of some events as they unfolded:

  • Team GB‘s Elizabeth Yarnold received her gold medal after yesterday’s Skeleton event.
  • Elise Christie is out of the 1500m short track after failing to skate across the finish line.
  • For ski jumping, Kamil Stoch of Poland won Gold from Japan’s Norlaki Kasai.
  • The USA won against Russia on penalties in the men’s Ice Hockey.
  • For Curling, GB’s women were beaten by the Swiss 8-6, while the men lost 7-5 to Canada.
  • Kristan Bromley came 8th, and Dom Parsons came 10th for Team GB in the men’s skeleton event.
  • Team GB’s Chemmy Allcott placed 23rd in the women’s Super-G (Women’s Skiing to prevent confusion).

Below are the updated medal results following today’s events, which, as always range from the lowest to the highest amount of medals overall in the medal table:

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Germany 7 3 2 12
2 Switzerland 5 1 1 7
3 Russian Fed. 4 6 5 15
4 Canada 4 5 3 12
5 Netherlands 4 4 6 14
6 United States 4 3 7 14
7 Norway 4 3 6 13
8 Poland 4 0 0 4
9 China 3 2 0 5
10 Belarus 3 0 1 4
11 Austria 2 4 1 7
12 France 2 0 2 4
13 Sweden 1 5 2 8
14 Japan 1 3 1 5
15 Slovenia 1 1 3 5
16 Korea 1 1 1 3
17 Great Britain 1 0 1 2
18 Slovakia 1 0 0 1
19 Italy 0 2 3 5
20 Czech Republic 0 2 1 3
21 Finland 0 2 0 2
22 Latvia 0 1 2 3
23 Australia 0 1 1 2
24 Croatia 0 1 0 1
=25 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
=25 Ukraine 0 0 1 1

Thank you for viewing this blog post, we can all hope for the best of tomorrow and the final week of events leading up to the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games next Sunday.

-Alex Smithson

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