Day 3 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics brought some new competitions to the table, as beloved Winter Games sport curling opened up with its first respective events of the Winter Games.
Through the end of Monday's action, when five more medal ceremonies took place, 19 countries have now earned medals and there is still plenty of more hardware to be handed out. Here's an updated look at the Olympic medal count heading into Tuesday's events:
The Netherlands has vaulted to near the top of the medal standings thanks to a clean sweep of the men's 500-meter event on the short track in speedskating. Michel Mulder (gold), Jan Smeekens (silver) and Ronald Mulder (bronze) formed the impressive trio of finishers, which helps account for three of the country's leading seven total medals for the Olympics so far.
As far as American athletes go, Julia Mancuso's bronze medal in the women's super combined event was certainly notable, as it vaulted her into elite company in the history of Olympic women's alpine skiing.
David Leon Moore of USA Today noted Mancuso's latest accomplishment after she also took a gold in the 2006 Winter Games and two silvers at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Only four women skiers in history have more Olympic medals than Mancuso's four — Croatia's Janica Kostelic and Sweden's Anja Paerson with six, and Switzerland's Vreni Schneider and Germany's Katja Seizinger with five.
She joins speedskaters Bonnie Blair and Apolo Ohno as the only American Winter Olympians to win individual medals at three Games.
"It's pretty cool," Mancuso said of her place in Olympic history.
With her latest victory, Mancuso also earned some praise from her Olympic teammates like Bode Miller. Not to mention she can add to her total with a good showing in Wednesday's women's downhill event and tie Miller with a U.S. skiing record five Olympic medals.
Congratulations @JuliaMancuso, amazing game day performer comes through with a hard earned medal.— Bode Miller (@MillerBode) February 10, 2014
Other notable American performances on Monday include the impressive 9-0 women's hockey victory over Switzerland and J.R. Celski's disappointing fourth-place finish in the 1,500-meter short-track race.
Here's a look at the top finishers in each event that took place on Monday in Sochi.
Women's Super Combined
Men's 1,500-Meter Short-Track Event
|7||GBR||Jack Whelbourne||No Time|
Men's 500-Meter Speedskating
Men's 12.5-km Biathlon
|3||FRA||Jean Guillaume Beatrix||0-0-1-0||1||34:12.8|
|4||NOR||Ole Einar Bjoerndalen||0-1-1-1||3||34:14.5|
|7||NOR||Emil Hegle Svendsen||0-1-0-0||1||34:28.8|
|Sweden||8 - 4||Great Britain|
|Switzerland||5 - 4||Canada|
|Denmark||11 - 10||Russia|
|Norway||7 - 4||United States|
|United States||9 - 0||Switzerland|
|Canada||3 - 0||Finland|
|Russia||7 - 4||Denmark|
|Sweden||6 - 4||Great Britain|
|Switzerland||7 - 4||United States|
|Canada||9 - 2||China|
Women's Singles Luge
|Place||Country||Name||Run 1||Run 2 (Total)|
Women's Short Track 3,000m Relay Semifinals