The last two days of games brought us a number of great stories
-The oldest Alpine winner
-Mikaela’s first 2018 medal; Mikaela sitting out an event; Mikaela Shriffin returning and not placing in the next event
-China took a handful more medals
-Korea took it’s 2nd Gold Medal
-Norway is still good at skiing
-Netherlands is still good at skating
-Germany is still good at luge
-Tonga’s Pita Taufatofua finished 114th out of 116 skiiers.
-US Women’s hockey team lost to Canada but should see them again in the finals
Day 5: February 15
Gold: Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) – Oldest person to win a gold in alpine skiing!
Silver: Kjetil Jansrud (Norway)
Bronze: Beat Feuz (Switzerland)
Women’s giant slalom
Gold: Mikaela Shiffrin (United States) her first 2018 medal after a long anticipated premiere.
Silver: Ragnhild Mowinckel (Norway)
Bronze: Federica Brignone (Italy)
Biathlon Men’s individual
Gold: Johannes Thingnes Bø (Norway)
Silver: Jakov Fak (Slovenia) takes the Silver just 6 seconds behind Johannes.
Bronze: Dominik Landertinger (Austria)
Gold: Hanna Öberg (Sweden) an emotional win for Hanna as she hit all 20 targets in the surprise Gold.
Silver: Anastasiya Kuzmina (Slovakia)
Bronze: Laura Dahlmeier (Germany)
Cross-country skiing Women’s 10km freestyle
Gold: Ragnhild Haga (Norway) Ragnhild topped Kalla who won the Skiathalon on Saturday to win the Cross Country Skiing 10km.
Silver: Charlotte Kalla (Sweden)
Bronze: Marit Bjørgen (Norway) &Krista Pärmäkoski (Finland)
Figure skating Pairs
Gold: Aljona Savchenko & Bruno Massot (Germany)
Silver: Sui Wenjing & Han Cong (China)
Bronze: Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford (Canada)
Luge Team relay
Gold: Natalie Geisenberger, Johannes Ludwig, Tobias Wendl, Tobias Arlt (Germany) Germany is really good at luge.
Silver: Alex Gough, Samuel Edney, Tristan Walker, Justin Snith (Canada)
Bronze: Madeleine Egle, David Gleirscher, Peter Penz, Georg Fischler (Austria)
Snowboarding Men’s snowboard cross
Gold: Pierre Vaultier (France)
Silver: Jarryd Hughes (Australia)
Bronze: Regino Hernández (Spain)
Speed skating Men’s 10,000m
Gold: Ted-Jan Bloemen (Canada)
Silver: Jorrit Bergsma (Netherlands)
Bronze: Nicola Tumolero (Italy)
Day 6 February 16
Alpine skiing Men’s super-G This might be my new favorite winter sport. It’s insane how quick they go and the moves and contours they have to make down the course
Gold: Matthias Mayer (Austria) None of the attacking vikings took the gold here.
Silver: Beat Feuz (Switzerland)
Bronze: Kjetil Jansrud (Norway)
Gold: Frida Hansdotter (Sweden) after a 15th place finish in 2010 and a 5th place finish at Sochi in 2014, she took the gold this year.
Silver: Wendy Holdener (Switzerland)
Bronze: Katharina Gallhuber (Austria)
Cross-country skiing Men’s 15km freestyle
Gold: Dario Cologna (Switzerland)
Silver: Simen Hegstad Krüger (Norway) this will go nicely with his gold he took in the skiathlon he won earlier this week.
Bronze: Denis Spitsov (Olympic Athletes from Russia)
Freestyle skiing Women’s aerials
Gold: Hanna Huskova (Belarus)
Silver: Zhang Xin (China) a third silver for Zhang and a great medal placing for China!
Bronze: Kong Fanyu (China)
Gold: Yun Sung-bin (South Korea) home town hero won and man was there some loud chants when he got up from his sled.
Silver: Nikita Tregubov (Olympic Athletes from Russia)
Bronze: Dominic Parsons (Great Britain)
Snowboarding Women’s snowboard cross
Gold: Michela Moioli (Italy) real dominant performance by Michela as she takes the gold.
Silver: Julia Pereira de Sousa Mabileau (France)
Bronze: Eva Samková (Czech Republic)
Speed skating Women’s 5000m
Gold: Esmee Visser (Netherlands)
Silver: Martina Sáblíková (Czech Republic)
Bronze: Natalya Voronina (Olympic Athletes from Russia) the 23 year old came in just behind Martina but also just ahead of Netherlands Annouk van der Weijden to take the Bronze.
Fantasy Update –
Norway was on using their game genie cheat codes and went from 22 points up to 39. They own the most medals while Germany holds the most Gold medals.
Great Britain and Spain are now on the board with a Bronze each.
Belarus holds one gold respectably.
Current Standings with MANY events still to go:
Total Points 37 (up 10 from two days ago)
Total Points 68 (up 24 from two days ago)
Total Points 54 (up 16 from two days ago)
Total Points 50 (up 21 from two days ago)