Alpine skiers have played another set of Olympic medals at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center today. Nowegian Kjetil Jansrud took the lead over his rivals in super-giant slalom and won his second medal at Sochi Games (he had claimed bronze for downhill earlier).
Jansrud showed the best time of 1.18.14 min. American Andrew Weibrecht lost 0.30 sec. to him and became the Olympic silver medal winner. Canadian JanHudec and American Bode Miller having showed the same result of 1.18.67 min. had the third ranking and shared the bronze medal.
Athlete Eva Samková from the Czech Republic won the women's snowboard cross, thereby winning the first gold for her country at the Olympic Games in Sochi.
Second in the grand final of the competition was Canada's Dominique Maltais, and France's Chloe Trespeuch was third.
The men's cross-country skiing relay race ended with the victory of the Swedish team. The Russian team won silver and the French team won bronze.
Dutch athlete Jorien ter Mors smashed the Olympic record to take women's 1,500m gold as the Netherlands swept the medals, tightening their grip on the speed skating competition in Sochi. Defending champion Ireen Wust, who has already won the 3,000m and taken silver in the 1,000m, came second, 0.58sec behind ter Mors while Lotte van Beek (1:54.54) took bronze.
Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda of Russia led the two-man bobsleigh event at the 2014 Olympics after the first day of competition at the Sanki Sliding Centre. Zubkov and Voevoda clocked a combined time of 1min 52.82sec after two runs to finish 0.32sec ahead of the second-placed Swiss team, Beat Hefti and Alex Baumann. Hefti and Baumann, who were fourth after the first run, managed to improve their position in the second to take the second place 0.04sec ahead of Americans Steven Holcomb and Steven Langton.
Two-time world champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White set a new world record score in the short dance to move closer to giving the United States a first Olympic ice dancing gold. Davis, 27, and White, 26, skated a foxtrot and quickstep to "My Fair Lady" to lead reigning Olympic champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada by 2.56 points at the Iceberg Skating Palace. The Americans, the Olympic silver medallists, scored 78.89 points with the Canadians achieving 76.33 for their skate to "Dream a Little Dream", "Muskrat Ramble" and "Heaven". Russia's Elena Ilinykh and Nikita Katsalapov scored a personal best 73.04 for their skate to "Bei mir bist du schoen" and "Sixteen Tons", to put them third ahead of France's Nathalie Pechalat and Fabian Bourzat, 72.75.
On February 16th, in men's hockey tournament at Olympic Games in Sochi Russia turned out to be stronger than Slovakia in series of shootouts 1:0. After scoring the most points, Sweden, the United States, Canada and Finland will advance to the quarterfinals. The remaining eight teams will each play one more game. Russia will play Norway, Switzerland will face off against Latvia, the Czech Republic will play Slovakia, and Slovenia will compete against Austria. The men’s play-offs qualification matches for advancing to the quarterfinals will be held on Tuesday, 18 February.