Shaun White Does It Again
Shaun White, the snowboarding legend, landed back-to-back 1440s in his last run to assert the gold medal. After holding the early lead, he had slipped to second behind Ayumu Hirano of Japan.
On his profitable run, White soared excessive above the pipe, ran off a run of staggeringly troublesome methods and landed all of them. The consequence, a 97.75, received him his third gold medal. Full protection: here.
Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China had the most effective rating within the quick program of the pairs occasion. They had been adopted by Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov of Russia and Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada.
“I used to be very emotional at present,” Sui mentioned. “Even when I was putting on my make-up, I was already crying. I just felt very nervous. But after we got on the ice and finished our routine I realized there’s all there is to it.”
The lone American pair, Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim, positioned 14th, ok to make the ultimate on Thursday.
Mikaela Shiffrin should wait to start out going for gold as the ladies’s slalom was delayed till Friday due to excessive winds. The big slalom, already delayed as soon as, is scheduled for Thursday.
Here’s What You Missed:
Stina Nilsson of Sweden received the ladies’s cross nation dash race. An American, Jessica Diggins, made the six-woman last, however missed out on a medal, ending sixth. No American has received a cross-country medal since Bill Koch took residence a silver in 1976. The dash race was within the basic snowboarding fashion, which Americans have lengthy struggled with.
Marcel Hirscher of Austria received his first Olympic gold, within the Alpine mixed occasion. Hirscher, who had received six world championships with out an Olympic gold, skied a superb 12th within the downhill portion, not his finest occasion. He then scorched the slalom, recording the most effective time.
Chloe Kim, the 17-year-old American snowboarding phenom, received the ladies’s halfpipe. She dazzled from the beginning with a rating of 93.75 on her first run, and nobody got here near beating that mark. On her third and last run, with the gold medal clinched, she executed a victory lap that scored 98.25. The silver went to Liu Jiayu of China, with 89.75, and Arielle Gold of the United States had a powerful third run, scoring 85.75.
Here’s What’s Next:
Twice the luge enjoyable, because the doubles competitors is held.
Nordic mixed will get underway.
Heather Bergsman of the United States is a contender within the girls’s 1,000 meters pace skating.
The American males start their hockey marketing campaign, towards Slovenia.