Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Biggest Surprises from Day 6

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Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Biggest Surprises from Day 6
Gero Breloer/Associated Press

Day 6 at the Sochi Games had its share of U.S. dominance (see: slopestyle skiing) and upsets, namely in women's cross-country 10 kilometer classic and in the women's short-track 500 meters. 

And it didn't just involve gold-medal performances. Rather, there were several impressive efforts to get up for—bronze and even an eighth-place effort, in one instance.

Read ahead for a slate of surprises from athletes who, quite literally, span the globe.

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