Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Biggest Surprises from Day 5

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Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Biggest Surprises from Day 5
Kirsty Wigglesworth/Associated Press

Events largely held form on Day 5 of the Sochi Games, with the favorite coming out on top in most cases. In some events, however, the favorites didn't live up, including Germany's beast-mode alpinist, Maria Hoefl-Riesch.

Many of these athletes had already competed in an event or two, which gave them a chance to shake off the Olympic jitters. But since the Games come along just once every 1,460 days, the pressure is ratcheted up no matter how many training sessions or dazzling qualifying runs an athlete strings together. 

Carry on to see Day 5's shocking developments.

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