Olympic 2014 Medal Count: Updated List of Winners from Each Event After Day 3

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Olympic 2014 Medal Count: Updated List of Winners from Each Event After Day 3
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Day 3 of the 2014 Winter Olympics is all wrapped up, meaning there are a few new winners and a sizable crowd of non-medalists.

There is no shame in placing fourth or even last, but coming up a split-second short in the quadrennial games is a crushing blow.    

Still, the winners write history, and the 15 medalists in Sochi on Monday entered their names into Olympic lore for good. Here's a look at the updated medal count, followed by a breakdown of the events and their biggest stars.

 

Alpine Skiing: Women's Super Combined

Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch dominated on the slalom and seized gold in the super combined. With that, she is fast ascending the list of legendary athletes at the Winter Olympics. 

It was the sixth Olympic race of her career, and her third gold medal. Only Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway and Janica Kostelic of Croatia have ever won Alpine gold four times. 

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Hoefl-Riesch has a strong chance to fare well in the downhill event on Wednesday, but she does not appear to be feeling any pressure. Per ESPN.com, she sounded downright lackadaisical when asked about the possibility of making history with a fourth gold: "I don't think about records so much. If it happens, it's great. I'm not looking on this."

Nicole Hosp of Austria finished 0.4 seconds slower and took silver, while American Julia Mancuso placed third.

 

Speedskating: Men's 500-Meters

The Netherlands have been mercilessly dominating the rest of the world, at least in speedskating.

Michel Mulder finished 0.01 seconds ahead of teammate Jan Smeekens to eke out gold. Crazier still, Ronald MulderMichel's identical twin brotherearned the bronze to complete the sweep. Their success echoes that of Canadian sisters Justine and Chloe Dufour-Lapointe, who won gold and silver in women's moguls on Saturday.

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Good thing one twin has a little facial hair.

That was just the latest in a lopsided Games for the country's speedskaters, who have simply been irrepressible. On Day 1 of the Olympics, three Dutch skaters swept the medals in the men's 5,000-meters, with Sven Kramer setting a new Olympic record in front of countrymen Jan Blokhuijsen and Jorrit Bergsma.

More Dutch speedskaters will be back on the track at 7:45 a.m. ET on Tuesday for the ladies' 500-meters. 

Complete List of Day 3 Medalists
Sport Event Medal Athlete Country
Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Gold Alex Bilodeau Canada
Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Silver Mikael Kingsbury Canada
Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Bronze Alexandr Smyshlyaev Russia
Alpine Skiing Women's Super Combined Gold Maria Hoefl-Riesch Germany
Alpine Skiing Women's Super Combined SIlver Nicole Hosp Austria
Alpine Skiing Women's Super Combined Bronze Julia Mancuso United States
Biathlon Men's 12.5-km Pursuit Gold Martin Fourcade France
Biathlon Men's 12.5-km Pursuit Silver Ondrej Moravec Czech Rep.
Biathlon Men's 12.5-km Pursuit Bronze Jean-Guillaume Beatrix France
Speedskating Men's 500-Meters Gold Michel Mulder Netherlands
Speedskating Men's 500-Meters Silver Jan Smeekens Netherlands
Speedskating Men's 500-Meters Bronze Ronald Mulder Netherlands
Short-Track SS Men's 1,500-Meters Gold Charles Hamelin Canada
Short-Track SS Men's 1,500-Meters Silver Han Tianyu China
Short-Track SS Men's 1,500-Meters Bronze Victor An Russia

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Biathlon: Men's 12.5-Kilometer Pursuit

France delivered a surprisingly powerful showing in the men's biathlon, and keeping the Russians off the medal stand was just the latest disappointment for the head of Russia's biathlon unionbillionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who is the owner of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets.

Frenchmen claimed two of the three available medals in the event, with Martin Fourcade winning gold and Jean-Guillaume Beatrix managing bronze. Ondrej Moravec from the Czech Republic took silver.

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Vive la France!

Biathlon is a major sport in Russia, and each missed medal is seen as a setback. Meanwhile, for the United States, it is the only sport in which the country has never won a medal. 

 

Short-Track Speedskating: Men's 1,500-Meters

Charles Hamelin used a bold strategy late in the final to slingshot ahead and claim the lead before holding off his competition and earning gold.

China's Han Tianyu and Victor An of Russia won silver and bronze respectively. American John Celski placed fourth, though he was more than a half-second behind the top three. 

It's no wonder Hamelin took the top honor, because judging by the tattoo on his back he is some sort of Olympic cyborg. 

 

Freestyle Skiing: Men's Moguls

Three Canadian skiers cracked the final six in moguls, leading to their fellow citizens back home hoping for a medal sweep a la the Dutch speedskaters

Alex Bilodeau and Mikael Kingsbury delighted Canada by taking gold and silver, but their teammate Marc Gagnon could not triplicate the success and finished fourth behind Russian Alexandr Smyshlyaev to wrap up Day 3.

Complete List of Gold Medalists Through Day 3
Sport Event Athlete Country
Freestyle Skiing Men's Moguls Alex Bilodeau Canada
Alpine Skiing Women's Super Combined Maria Hoefl-Riesch Germany
Biathlon Men's 12.5-km Pursuit Martin Fourcade France
Speedskating Men's 500-Meters Michel Mulder Netherlands
Short-Track SS Men's 1,500-Meters Charles Hamelin Canada
Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Matthias Mayer Austria
Biathlon Women's 7.5-km Sprint Anastazia Kuzmina Slovakia
Figure Skating Team Event Team Russia Russia
Luge Men's Singles Felix Loch Germany
Snowboarding Women's Slopestyle Jamie Anderson United States
Speedskating Women's 3,000-Meters Ireen Wust Netherlands
Cross-Country Skiing Men's Skiathlon Dario Cologna Switzerland
Ski Jumping Men's Individual Normal Hill Kamil Stoch Poland
Biathlon Men's 10-km Sprint Ole Einar Bjoerndalen Norway
Snowboarding Men's Slopestyle Sage Kotsenburg United States
Speedskating Men's 5,000-Meters Sven Kramer Netherlands
Freestyle Skiing Women's Moguls Justine Dufour-Lapointe Canada
Cross-Country Skiing Women's Skiathlon Marit Bjoergen Norway

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