Sochi Winter Olympics: Day 7 Medal Predictions, Results

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Sochi Winter Olympics: Day 7 Medal Predictions, Results
Michael Sohn/Associated Press
Elizabeth Yarnold brought joy to Great Britain by winning the skeleton.

After wowing the crowd with his short program Thursday, Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan finished what he started and won the gold medal in men's figure skating.

However, it seemed like much of the air in the Iceberg Skating Palace had escaped the building by the time the competition had ended. Many had expected Hanyu and Canada's Patrick Chan to engage in a classic Olympic skating duel, but both men appeared to be avoiding mistakes instead of going for their biggest jumps.

In the super combined Alpine event, Americans Bode Miller and Ted Ligety had medal aspirations, but they finished sixth and 12th, respectively, while Swiss skier Sandro Viletta came away with the gold.

The highlight of the day for Team USA was the second-place finish by Noelle Pikus-Pace in the women's skeleton. Pikus-Pace took the lead in the event on the next-to-last run of the day, but Great Britain's Elizabeth Yarnold came through with a spectacular run and took home the gold medal.

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