The 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia, have lived up to the immense expectations thus far, and the excitement surrounding Day 4 of the Games has fans from across the world looking for the updated medal count.
With women’s speedskating star Sang Hwa Lee dominating the 500-meters, Darya Domracheva of Belarus dominating the women’s biathlon pursuit and so much more action, this was one of the most exciting days of the event.
Here are the latest medal standings and the biggest winners from Day 4.
Updated Medal Count
Sang Hwa Lee, South Korea
The 500-meter sprint on the speedskating track is one of the most exciting races of the entire 2014 Olympic Games, and the women’s event lived up to the high expectations when South Korean star Sang Hwa Lee stole the show on Tuesday.
Ice Network shows how impressive the run was for Lee:
""That was the Usain Bolt peformance of the ice track." - World feed announcers on Sang-Hwa Lee's Olympic record showing in 500 #sochi2014— icenetwork (@icenetwork) February 11, 2014
Not only did Lee earn the gold medal with an impressive combined time of 74.70 seconds, but she also broke the Olympic record with her performance. Lee has dominated the events leading up to this final and carried that success into the Winter Games.
With a field as deep as it has ever been—Olga Fatkulina of Russia and Margot Boer of the Netherlands put serious pressure on the top performer—Lee managed her best time in the history of the games and set the Olympic record at the most important moment.
Lee shined under the bright lights and now has a gold medal to prove it.
Darya Domracheva, Belarus
One of the most unique events of the 2014 Winter Olympics is the women’s biathlon pursuit. The event combines the endurance of cross-country skiing with the accuracy and mental fortitude of shooting on the rifle range.
No woman does it better than Darya Domracheva of Belarus.
Real Biathlon shared just how dominant Domracheva was in this event:
Near-perfect race for Domracheva: 95% hit rate, best ski time, best isolated pursuit time, highest bib No for a Olympic pursuit winner (m/w)— real biathlon (@realbiathlon) February 11, 2014
Not only did the Belarusian star shoot incredibly accurately throughout the competition, but she also managed to ski one of her most impressive times under the intense Olympic pressure in the event’s final.
The time of 29:30.7 was amazing and earned her the gold medal, but the almost 40 seconds between her and second-place finisher Tora Berger of Norway (30:08.3) showed just how lopsided her performance was on Tuesday.