Olympic Results 2014: Full Analysis of Day 6 Games and Medal Tally

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Olympic Results 2014: Full Analysis of Day 6 Games and Medal Tally
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Day 6 of the 2014 Winter Olympics saw Germany continue its luge domination, America continue to hoard slopestyle medals and also a premature end to the career of a figure skating legend. 

Let's start with the American perspective.    

If it wasn't for the new Olympic events at the 2014 Sochi Games, Team USA would be battling severe disappointment. Thursday's action of the winter extravaganza continued this trend, as Team USA swept the podium in men's ski slopestyle medals. 

Gero Breloer/Associated Press

American skiers Joss Christensen (gold), Gus Kenworthy (silver) and Nicholas Goepper (bronze) took the honors.

Christensen was the clear class of the skiers. He posted a practically flawless first run that was good for a score of 95.80. With each rider getting two runs, that score held up throughout the competition. 

In fact, Christensen was the only skier to come relatively close to it as he posted a 93.80 on his second run. 

American Bobby Brown was also in the competition, but he was unable to medal.

Still, it was a banner day for the U.S. and the sport. Silver medalist Kenworthy touched on this in a quote provided by Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today

I mean it's been incredible to showcase our sport to the world. We have an awesome course, beautiful weather and it was one of the best slopestyle competitions we've ever had. I really couldn't be prouder.

With the gold in this event, the Americans have now taken three of the four golds from the slopestyle events at these games. That is 75 percent of the Americans' gold medals for these games. 

Take a look: 

The non-slopestyle gold came from Kaitlyn Farrington in the women's halfpipe, which is certainly a newer Olympic sport. It is in the more traditional sports where the Americans have struggled. That theme continued on Day 6. 

For instance, the American women's speedskating group is stacked, and the 1,000-meter figured to be their strongest event, as NBCSports.com's Nick Zaccardi pointed out:

Friends and rivals Heather Richardson and Brittany Bowe were expected to be battling it out for the gold medal. Although that rivalry did materialize, the two ultimately competed for seventh as Richardson won that battle and Bowe came in eighth. They were over a second off the winning time of China's Hong Zhang. 

Meanwhile, the Dutch continued their mastery of speedskating by taking the bronze and silver in that event. 

Thanks to luge domination, Germany is beginning to run away with the race for the most medals. The Germans pushed their gold haul to an impressive seven. 

Michael Sohn/Associated Press

Germany prevailed for gold over host Russia by 0.030 seconds in the team luge competition. 

The only surprise there was that it was that close. The German team featured the gold-medal winners from the men's, women's and pairs competition with Felix Loch, Natalie Geisenberger and Tobias Arlt and Tobias Wendl. 

Meanwhile, in what may have been the day's most anticipated event, the men's figure skating competition got underway with the short program.

While warming up for his routine, 31-year-old Russian star Evgeni Plushenko tweaked his troublesome back and decided, as the Chicago Sun-Times tweeted, it was time to call it a career:

This opened the door for Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu, 19, to steal the show. CBSSports.com's Will Brinson is convinced Hanyu is one to watch for years to come:

He was spectacular while setting a world record of 101.45 points, and is now in a strong position to become the first ever men's Olympic figure skating gold medalist from Japan. 

Here are all the results for Day 6 of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

 

Men's Biathlon Individual 20-Kilometer Race

Final Results
Place Country Name Shooting Total Time
1 FRA Martin Fourcade 0-1-0-0 1 49.31.7
2 GER Erik Lesser 0-0-0-0 0 49:43.9
3 RUS Evegeniy Garanichev 0-1-0-0 1 50:06.2
4 AUT Simon Eder 0-1-0-0 1 50:09.5
5 AUT Dominik Landertinger 0-0-0-0 0 50:14.2
6 FRA Jean Guillaume Beatrix 0-0-0-1 1 50:15.5
7 NOR Emil Hegle Svendsen 0-0-1-0 1 50:30.3
8 USA Lowell Bailey 0-1-0-0 1 50:57.4
9 UKR Serhiy Semenov 1-0-0-0 1 51:07.9
10 GER Daniel Boehm 0-1-0-0 1 51:09.4

Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Women's Cross-Country 10-Kilometer Race

Final Results
Place Country Name Time
1 POL Justyna Kowalczyk 28:17.8
2 SWE Charlotte Kalla 28:36.2
3 NOR Therese Johaug 28:46.1
4 FIN Aino-Kaisa Saarinen 28:48.1
5 NOR Marit Bjoergen 28:51.2
6 GER Stefanie Boehler 29:04.3
7 RUS Natalia Zhukova 29:15.5
8 FIN Kerttu Niskanen 29:16.7
9 NOR Heidi Weng 29:28.2
10 FIN Krista Lahteenmaki 29:36.0

Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Men's Curling

Round-Robin Results
Winner Score Loser
Great Britain (4-1) 5 - 3 United States (1-3)
Russia (1-4) 7 - 6 Switzerland (1-4)
Sweden (4-1) 5 - 4 Norway (3-1)
Canada (3-2) 7 - 6 Denmark (2-3)

Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Women's Curling

Round-Robin Results
Winner Score Loser
Great Britain (2-2) 8 - 7 China (2-2)
Canada (4-0) 8 - 5 Denmark (0-5)
Sweden (3-1) 9 - 8 Switzerland (3-1)
Canada (5-0) 8 - 5 Switzerland (3-2)
United States (1-4) 8 - 6 Japan (2-2)
Korea (2-2) 8 - 4 Russia (2-3)

Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Men's Figure Skating

Short Program Results
Place Country Name Score
1 JPN Yuzuru Hanyu 101.45
2 CAN Patrick Chan 97.52
3 ESP Javier Fernandez 86.98
4 JPN Daisuke Takahashi 86.40
5 GER Peter Liebers 86.04
6 USA Jason Brown 86.00
7 FRA Brian Joubert 85.84
8 CHN Han Yan 85.66
9 KAZ Denis Ten 84.06
10 SWE Alexander Majorov 83.81

Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Men's Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle

Final Results
Place Country Name Top Score
1 USA Joss Christensen 95.80
2 USA Gus Kenworthy 93.60
3 USA Nick Goepper 92.40
4 NOR Andreas Haatveit 91.80
5 GBR James Woods 86.60
6 SWE Henrik Harlaut 84.40
7 NOR Aleksander Aurdal 81.80
8 AUS Russell Henshaw 80.40
9 USA Bobby Brown 78.40
10 NOR Oystein Braaten 66.40

Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Men's Hockey

Group Stage Results
Winner Score Loser
Finland (1-0) 8 - 4 Austria (0-1)
United States (1-0) 7 - 1 Slovakia (0-1)
Canada (1-0) 3 - 1 Norway (0-1)
Russia (1-0) 5 - 2 Slovenia (0-1)

Source: Sochi.com

 

Women's Hockey

Group Stage Results
Winner Score Loser
Germany (1-2) 4 - 0 Japan (0-3)
Russia (3-0) 3 -1 Sweden (2-1)

Source: Sochi.com

 

Luge Team Relay

Final Results
Place Country Time
1 Germany 2:45.649
2 Russia 2:46.679
3 Latvia 2:47.295
4 Canada 2:47.395
5 Italy 2:47.420
6 United States 2:47.555
7 Miriam Kastlunger 2:48.477
8 Natalia Wojtusciszyn 2:49.753
9 Vendula Kotenova 2:49.805
10 Slovakia 2:50:165

Source: Sochi.com

 

Women's Short Track 500-Meter Race

Final Results
Place Country Name Top Time
1 CHN Jianrou Li 43.486
2 ITA Arianna Fontana 43.405
3 KOR Seung-Hi Park 43.392
4 CHN Qiuhong Liu 43.478
5 CHN Kexin Fan 43.288
6 NED Jorien Ter Mors 43.572
7 CAN Marianne St. Gelais 43.595
8 GBR Elise Christie 43.402
9 CAN Valerie Maltais 43.550
10 KOR Alang Kim 43.673

Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Women's Skeleton

Final Results
Rank Country Name Total Time
1 GBR Elizabeth Yarnold 1:56.89
2 USA Noelle Pikus-Pace 1:57.33
3 RUS Elena Nikitina 1:57.44
4 USA Katie Uhlaender 1:57.58
5 RUS Olga Potylitsina 1:57.75
6 RUS Maria Orlova 1:57.99
7 GER Anja Huber 1:58.30
8 CAN Sarah Reid 1:58.31
9 GER Sophia Griebel 1:58.63
10 GER Marion Thees 1:58.67

Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Women's Speedskating 1,000-Meter Race

Final Results
Place Country Name Time
1 CHN Hong Zhang 1:14.02
2 NED Irene Wust 1:14.69
3 NED Margot Boer 1:14.90
4 RUS Olga Fatkulina 1:15.08
5 NED Lotee Van Beek 1:15:10
6 NED Marrit Leenstra 1:15.15
7 USA Heather Richardson 1:15.23
8 USA Brittany Bowe 1:15.47
9 CAN Christine Nesbitt 1:15.62
10 CZE Karolina Erbanova 1:15.74

Source: Sochi2014.com

 

 

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