2014 Winter Olympics

Olympic Medals 2014: Winners and Final Tally from Day 2

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09:  (L-R) Silver medalist Enni Rukajarvi of Finland, gold medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States and bronze medalist Jenny Jones of Great Britain pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Snowboard Slopestyle Finals on day 2 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Medals Plaza on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, .  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistFebruary 9, 2014

Day 2 of the 2014 Winter Games from Sochi will soon to be in the books, and like the opening act before it, the events so far were thrilling and saw the best athletes put on awe-inspiring performances en route to podium appearances.   

While it is too early to predict which country will end up on top when the Games are complete, Norway and the Netherlands continue strong showings with the United States also an obvious contender.

Here is an up-to-date look at the medal count followed by a breakdown of the Day 2 events.

 

Men's Downhill Alpine Skiing

RankCountryNameTimeDifference
1 AUT Matthias Mayer2:06.23
2 ITA Christof Innerhofer2:06.29 +0.06
3 NOR Kjetil Jansrud2:06.33 +0.10
4 NOR Aksel Lund Svindal2:06.52 +0.29
5 USA Travis Ganong2:06.64 +0.41
6 SUI Carlo Janka2:06.71 +0.48
7 ITA Peter Fill2:06.72 +0.49
8 USA Bode Miller2:06.75 +0.52
9 AUT Max Franz2:07.03 +0.80
10 CAN Erik Guay2:07.04 +0.81
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Austria's Matthias Mayer was the story of the day as he posted a blazing time of two minutes and 6.23 seconds to lead the pack in men's downhill, just six seconds ahead of Italy's Christof Innerhofer.

Mayer stole the spotlight from the United States' Bode Miller, who won two out of three training sessions and was the heavy favorite. Mayer's own brother thought Miller would win the event, according to CNN's Chris Eldergill:

Talk about overcoming the odds.

For Miller, he will have to wait until other events in these Games, as Charles Robinson of Yahoo! points out:

Norway's Kjetil Jansrud won the bronze with a 2:06.33 mark, continuing the country's strong showing in the infancy of the games.

 

Women's Slopestyle

Rank Country NameScore (Run1)Rank (Run 1)Score (Run 2)Rank (Run 2)Best Score
1 USA Jamie Anderson80.75 2 95.25 1 95.25
2 FIN Enni Rukajarvi73.75 4 92.50 2 92.50
3 GBR Jenny Jones73.00 5 87.25 3 87.25
4 SUI Sina Candrian77.25 3 87.00 4 87.00
5 CZE Sarka Pancochova86.25 1 20.00 11 86.25
6 USA Karly Shorr39.00 10 75.00 5 75.00
7 AUS Torah Bright64.75 6 66.25 6 66.25
8 SUI Isabel Derungs58.50 7 15.25 12 58.50
9 SUI Elena Joenz24.50 12 54.50 7 54.50
10 AUT Anna Gasser49.00 9 51.75 8 51.75
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The sweep is complete.

One day after Sage Kotsenburg posted a stunning 93.50 score to win the men's slopestyle event, Jamie Anderson scored an 80.75 in the women's event to take home the gold, completing the American sweep in the slopestyle events in Sochi.

It was a tense competition, as Anderson's second run scored a 95.25 but needed two remaining riders to fall for her to claim gold.

They did. Anderson's reaction explains the drama well enough, via Rachel Axon of USA Today:

I was really passionate and determined to come out here and do my best and do everything I can to be my strongest and most grounded, calm self, even with the hype of everything on the outside world. It just feels out of control. I can't even explain what I'm processing right now.

Finland's Enni Rukajarvi and Great Britain's Jenny Jones won silver and bronze, respectively.

 

Cross-Country Men' Skiathlon

Rank Country Name Classic Pit Stop Free Time Behind
1 SUI Dario Cologna36:04.9 (13) 30.9 (=15) 31:39.6 (2) 1:08:15.4 0.0
2 SWE Marcus Hellner36:03.1 (=9) 31.3 (=23) 31:41.4 (3) 1:08:15.8 +0.4
3 NOR Martin Johnsrud Sundby35:59.2 (1) 31.2 (=19) 31:46.4 (5) 1:08:16.8 +1.4
4 RUS Maxim Vylegzhanin36:01.1 (5) 31.8 (29) 31:44.0 (4) 1:08:16.9 +1.5
5 RUS Ilia Chernousov36:12.8 (18) 39.5 (65) 31:36.7 (1) 1:08:29.0 +13.6
6 FRA Jean Marc Gaillard36:03.1 (=9) 31.5 (=26) 31:55.2 (7) 1:08:29.8 +14.4
7 SWE Daniel Richardsson35:59.5 (2) 29.6 (4) 32:02.6 (9) 1:08:31.7 +16.3
8 AUT Johannes Duerr36:04.0 (11) 32.2 (=36) 31:55.8 (8) 1:08:32.0 +16.6
9 FRA Maurice Manificat36:07.6 (16) 32.0 (=33) 31:54.0 (6) 1:08:33.6 +18.2
10 SWE Lars Nelson36:00.2 (3) 31.2 (=19) 32:06.3 (10) 1:08:37.7 +22.3
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After more than an hour into the event, Dario Cologna of Switzerland crossed the finish line first in the men's skiathlon.

Cologna responded well to the long test of endurance after an ankle injury earlier in the season, and wound up nabbing gold just four tenths of a second before Sweden's Marcus Hellner could claim the top prize.

Martin Johnsrud Sundby of Norway took bronze, but not without controversy. According to ESPN, the Russian team unsuccessfully protested the finish after claiming Maxim Vylegzhanin was impeded during the final sprint. 

While Sunby was given a written warning, he was also allowed to keep the bronze.

 

Women's 3,000-meter Speed Skating

Rank Country Name Pair Lane Result Difference
1 NED Irene Wust13 I 4:00.34 0.00
2 CZE Martina Sablikova12 I 4:01.95 +1.61
3 RUS Olga Graf10 I 4:03.47 +3.13
4 GER Claudia Pechstein11 I 4:05.26 +4.92
5 NED Annouk Van Der Weijden8 I 4:05.75 +5.41
6 NOR Ida Njaatun11 O 4:06.73 +6.39
7 NED Antoinette De Jong14 O 4:06.77 +6.43
8 RUS Yuliya Skokova6 I 4:09.36 +9.02
9 JPN Shiho Ishizawa13 O 4:09.39 +9.05
10 USA Jilleanne Rookard10 O 4:10.02 +9.68
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Sven Kramer took gold in the men's 5,000-meter event on Day 1, and on Day 2 it was Ireen Wust making the Netherlands proud with her 4:00.34 total mark to bring home the gold in the women's 3,000-meter speed skating event.

Wust expertly fended off Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic, who won gold in the same event in Vancouver.

Perhaps the biggest story of the day was Olga Graf, who brought in bronze and won the host country's first medal of the Games.

 

Women's Biathlon 7.5-kilometer Sprint

RankCountryNameShootingTotal Penalties Time Behind
1 SVK Anastasiya Kuzmina0+0 0 21:06.8 0.0
2 RUS Olga Vilukhina0+0 0 21:26.7 +19.9
3 UKR Vita Semerenko0+0 0 21:28.5 +21.7
4 ITA Karin Oberhofer0+0 0 21:34.7 +27.9
5 FRA Anais Bescond1+0 1 21:36.7 +29.9
6 ITA Dorothea Wierer0+0 0 21:37.4 +30.6
7 POL Weronika Nowakowska-Ziemniak1+0 1 21:37.6 +30.8
8 SUI Elisa Gasparin0+0 0 21:38.2 +31.4
9 BLR Darya Domracheva1+0 1 21:38.6 +31.8
10 NOR Tora Berger1+0 1 21:40.6 +33.8
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For the second time in as many Games, Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia blew away the field in the women's 7.5-kilometer sprint biathlon, with a time more than 19 seconds better than the rest of the field.

This was expected of Kuzmina, especially after the lofty expectations she placed on herself about a year before the event:

BBC Sport perfectly captured how tough the event is on contestants:

Olga Vilukhina secured Russia's second medal of the games with her silver finish, while Ukraine's Vita Semerenko picked up a bronze with her 21:28.5 mark.

 

Team Ice Dance Free Dance

Team Ladies Free Skating Results
Rank Skater Country Score Team Points
1 Yulia Lipnitskaya Russia 141.51 10
2 Gracie Gold USA 129.38 9
3 Valentina Marchei Italy 112.51 8
4 Akiko Suzuki Japan 112.33 7
5 Kaetlyn Osmond Canada 110.73 6
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Figure Skating Team Standings
Rank Team Total Points
1 Russia 67
2 Canada 56
3 USA 50
T4 Italy 45
T4 Japan 45
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As she did on Day 1, Russia's Yulia Lipnitskaya stole the show on Day 2, this time en route to giving her country a gold medal in the inaugural team skating event.

Lipnitskaya scored an astounding 141.51, which gave Russia 10 more points. The 15-year-old star held off America's Ashley Wagner on Day 1, but Gracie Gold was the victim this time around as her 129.38 mark was simply not enough to compete.

That is in no way meant to discredit Gold, who now has some serious momentum heading into the rest of the games, as Yahoo! Sports' Joe Lago illustrates:

The individual ladies' events start on Feb. 20, where Gold and Lipnitskaya figure to build off the team events in what should be an epic showdown.

 

Men's Singles Luge

Rank Start Number NameTime*Difference*Rank*Total Time/Differnce
1 39 GER Felix Loch51.764 0.000 1 3:27.526 0.000
2 38 RUS Albert Demchenko51.852 +0.088 2 3:28.002 +0.476
3 37 ITA Armin Zoeggeler51.994 +0.230 3 3:28.797 +1.271
4 35 GER Andi Langenhan52.095 +0.331 4 3:29.355 +1.829
5 36 RUS Semen Pavlichenko52.255 +0.491 14 3:29.436 +1.910
6 34 ITA Dominik Fischnaller52.203 +0.439 11 3:29.479 +1.953
7 33 RUS Aleksander Peretyagin52.161 +0.397 7 3:29.495 +1.969
8 32 AUT Reinhard Egger52.160 +0.396 6 3:29.506 +1.980
9 31 AUT Wolfgang Kindl52.218 +0.454 12 3:29.663 +2.137
10 30 LAT Martins Rubenis52.133 +0.369 5 3:29.697 +2.171
*Run 4 results. Sochi2014.com.

Felix Loch was the youngest man to even win a gold in luge after his win in Vancouver, and he was back at in on Day 2 in Sochi. 

Loch's four runs totaled a 3:27.526 time, which was enough so slip past Russia's Albert Demtschenko and his 3:28.002 mark. Immediately after his successful gold defense, Loch celebrated with his father, as NBC's R.J. Rico captures:

While he did not win gold, Demtschenko can be proud of getting his host country a third medal on the day and becoming the oldest man to win a luger medal in the Olympics. Italy's Armin Zoeggeler was close behind at 3:28.797 for bronze.

 

Men's Normal Hill

Pos. Athlete Country Total Points
1 Kamil Stoch Poland 278.0
2 Peter Prevc Slovenia 265.3
3 Anders Bardal Norway 264.1
4 Thomas Diethart Austria 258.3
5 Michael Hayboeck Austria 258.0
6 Andreas Wellinger Germany 257.1
7 Maciej Kot Poland 255.8
8 Noriaki Kasai Japan 255.2
9 Jernej Damjan Slovenia 254.7
19 Andreas Wank Germany 253.4
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As expected, Poland's Kamil Stoch ran away with the ski jumping event on Day 2.

Stoch is the current large-hill World Champion, so his place atop the podium seemed all but assured. He scored 278.0, which was more than 12 points better than silver medalist Peter Prevc of Slovenia and bronze medalist Anders Bardal of Norway.

Stoch can further show his dominance in the sport when the team competitions take place on Feb. 17.

 

 

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