Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Day 6 Medal Predictions, Results

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Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Day 6 Medal Predictions, Results
Julie Jacobson/Associated Press
Nick Goepper gives Team USA a shot at skiing glory.

The United States started Day 6 of the Olympics with a podium-crashing performance in men's slopestyle skiing.

Call it a medal sweep in the freestyle event. Joss Christenson took home the gold, while teammates Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper were right behind to take the silver and bronze. All three skiers were on top of their games, and it was merely a question of which American would emerge at the top of the podium.

There were no other American medals on the day.

Among the other highlights were Hong Zhang's gold medal performance in the women's 1,000-meter speedskating and Martin Fourcade's triumph in the men's biathlon 20-kilometer individual race. The victory was Fourcade's second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics.

Justyna Kowalczyk of Poland won the women's 10 kilometer classic in cross-country skiing while Li Jianrou of China won gold in the 500-meter short-track speedskating when her three competitors bowled into each other and gave her an easy path to the victory.

Germany's powerful luge team won the team relay and captured its fourth sliding gold medal of the Sochi games.

 

Update bv Steve Silverman

 

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