After the fourth day of the Winter Olympics, Norway is leading all countries in total medals with 11. The Norwegians, Canadians and Germans have all grabbed four gold medals up to this point in the competitions in Sochi.
With Day 4 in the books, here's a look at the top of the medal leaderboard.
The Medal Winners
Ladies' Ski Slopestyle
Gold - Dara Howell - Canada
Silver - Devin Logan - United States
Bronze - Kim Lamarre - Canada
Canadians have been dominant at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, and Howell continued her country's success. She captured the gold medal in an event she was inspired to compete in by Sarah Burke.
Burke was injured while training in January 2012. Tragically, she died from injuries suffered in the accident. Howell dedicated her performance to Burke.
Per Steve Busfield of The Guardian, Howell paid homage to her hero: "I said the other day that I really hope a Canadian brings home a gold medal and it will be for Sarah. This medal is definitely for Sarah. She pushed the sport."
Huffington Post Canada shows the Canadian pride on the podium after the event.
Ladies' Sprint Free
Gold - Maiken Caspersen Falla - Norway
Silver - Ingvild Flogstad Oestberg - Norway
Bronze - Vesna Fabjan - Slovenia
How have the Norwegians been so strong in Sochi? Success on the slopes is one big reason. On Tuesday, Caspersen Falla took gold, and her teammate, Oestberg, won silver.
Marit Bjoergen was expected to be a major threat, but she fell short in the semifinals. Falla's win shows just how strong Norway is in the event.
Men's Sprint Free
Gold - Ola Vigen Hattestad - Norway
Silver - Teodor Peterson - Swedish
Bronze - Emil Joennson - Swedish
More Norwegian gold medals were issued in the men's sprint. Hattestad held off two Swedes to earn the top podium spot. A huge collision created a pileup that took out six skiers.
Hattestad were the best of the group that remained. Don't call Hattestad's gold medal lucky, though. The victor shared some wise words from a former teacher. The translation of the first sentence is "a teacher told me, you get what you deserve."
En læremester sa til meg at man får som fortjent - tilslutt.Jeg velger å tro på det idag.Tusen takk for alle gratulasjoner på min store dag!— Ola Vigen Hattestad (@hattis) February 11, 2014
Women's 10-kilometer Pursuit
Gold - Darya Domracheva - Belarusian
Silver - Tora Berger - Norway
Bronze - Teja Gregorin - Slovenia
Eric Willemsen of The Associated Press talked about Domracheva's representation of the Belarusian flag.
The biathlete was asked to carry the Belarus flag during the first celebratory night Friday. She was honored and said she would have loved to have done it, but coaches advised her not to.
But Domracheva grabbed the next chance to wave her country's colors with both hands as she skied the final meters in celebration on her way to victory at the women's 10-kilometer biathlon pursuit on Tuesday.
Rossa S. Ferrari acknowledges Domracheva's athletic accomplishment and beauty. I concur on both accounts.
Ladies 500-meter Race
Gold - Sang Hwa Lee - South Korea
Silver - Olga Fatkulina - Russia
Bronze - Margot Boer - Netherlands
To no one's surprise, Sang took the top podium position in the 500 meters. How big of a favorite was she? Take a look at the account by Dave Sheinin of The Washington Post of Sang's expected victory and the meager winnings bettors would have grabbed if they put money on her.
Were you the type to gamble on Olympic women’s speedskating — and really, who isn’t? — you could have plunked down 20 bucks on South Korea’s Lee Sang-hwa in the women’s 500 meters Tuesday afternoon at the Web site oddschecker.com, and when she won the gold medal that evening at the Adler Arena Skating Center, you would have earned yourself a whopping profit of one whole dollar.
Ice Network compared the performance to Usain Bolt.
""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
Women's Single Run
Gold - Natalie Geisenberger - Germany
Silver - Tatjana Huefner - Germany
Bronze - Erin Hamlin - United States
Geisenberger made it clear that there's her and then everyone else. Her margin of victory over fellow German Huefner was the second largest in Olympic history.
Tom Withers of The Associated Press captures a snapshot Geisenberger after her gold-medal performance.
Hamlin made history by securing America's first individual luge medal.
Gold - Iouri Podladtchikov - Switzerland
Silver - Ayumu Hirano - Japan
Bronze - Taku Hiraoka - Japan
The United States was swept out of the halfpipe medals for the first time in 16 years. Switzerland's Podladtchikov took the top podium spot. Jason Blevins of The Denver Post delivered the crushing details:
The reign is over.
No Americans reached the Olympic snowboard halfpipe podium on Tuesday, ending U.S. dominance in the halfpipe that has endured since the sport debuted on the Olympic stage in 1998.
Sochi 2014 Alerts tweeted what everyone was talking about.
Ladies' Normal Hill
Gold - Carina Vogt - Germany
Silver - Daniela Iraschko-Stolz - Austria
Bronze - Coline Mattel - France
Vogt made history by becoming the first female gold medalist in ski jumping. This is the inaugural year the event has been opened to women, and Vogt shined.
Lars Baron of Getty Images captures this great moment in sports and Vogt's life.