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

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IFebruary 13, 2014

Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan reacts as he receives his results after competing in the men's short program figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Ivan Sekretarev/Associated Press

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
PlaceCountryNameShootingTotalTime
1FRAMartin Fourcade0-1-0-0149.31.7
2GERErik Lesser0-0-0-0049:43.9
3RUSEvegeniy Garanichev0-1-0-0150:06.2
4AUTSimon Eder0-1-0-0150:09.5
5AUTDominik Landertinger0-0-0-0050:14.2
6FRAJean Guillaume Beatrix0-0-0-1150:15.5
7NOREmil Hegle Svendsen0-0-1-0150:30.3
8USALowell Bailey0-1-0-0150:57.4
9UKRSerhiy Semenov1-0-0-0151:07.9
10GERDaniel Boehm0-1-0-0151:09.4
Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Women's Cross-Country 10-Kilometer Race

Final Results
PlaceCountryNameTime
1POLJustyna Kowalczyk28:17.8
2SWECharlotte Kalla28:36.2
3NORTherese Johaug28:46.1
4FINAino-Kaisa Saarinen28:48.1
5NORMarit Bjoergen28:51.2
6GERStefanie Boehler29:04.3
7RUSNatalia Zhukova29:15.5
8FINKerttu Niskanen29:16.7
9NORHeidi Weng29:28.2
10FINKrista Lahteenmaki29:36.0
Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Men's Curling

Round-Robin Results
WinnerScoreLoser
Great Britain (4-1)5 - 3United States (1-3)
Russia (1-4)7 - 6Switzerland (1-4)
Sweden (4-1)5 - 4Norway (3-1)
Canada (3-2)7 - 6Denmark (2-3)
Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Women's Curling

Round-Robin Results
WinnerScoreLoser
Great Britain (2-2)8 - 7China (2-2)
Canada (4-0)8 - 5Denmark (0-5)
Sweden (3-1)9 - 8Switzerland (3-1)
Canada (5-0)8 - 5Switzerland (3-2)
United States (1-4)8 - 6Japan (2-2)
Korea (2-2)8 - 4Russia (2-3)
Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Men's Figure Skating

Short Program Results
PlaceCountryNameScore
1JPNYuzuru Hanyu101.45
2CANPatrick Chan97.52
3ESPJavier Fernandez86.98
4JPNDaisuke Takahashi86.40
5GERPeter Liebers86.04
6USAJason Brown86.00
7FRABrian Joubert85.84
8CHNHan Yan85.66
9KAZDenis Ten84.06
10SWEAlexander Majorov83.81
Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Men's Freestyle Skiing Slopestyle

Final Results
PlaceCountryNameTop Score
1USAJoss Christensen95.80
2USAGus Kenworthy93.60
3USANick Goepper92.40
4NORAndreas Haatveit91.80
5GBRJames Woods86.60
6SWEHenrik Harlaut84.40
7NORAleksander Aurdal81.80
8AUSRussell Henshaw80.40
9USABobby Brown78.40
10NOROystein Braaten66.40
Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Men's Hockey

Group Stage Results
WinnerScoreLoser
Finland (1-0)8 - 4Austria (0-1)
United States (1-0)7 - 1Slovakia (0-1)
Canada (1-0)3 - 1Norway (0-1)
Russia (1-0)5 - 2Slovenia (0-1)
Source: Sochi.com

 

Women's Hockey

Group Stage Results
WinnerScoreLoser
Germany (1-2)4 - 0Japan (0-3)
Russia (3-0)3 -1Sweden (2-1)
Source: Sochi.com

 

Luge Team Relay

Final Results
PlaceCountryTime
1Germany2:45.649
2Russia2:46.679
3Latvia2:47.295
4Canada2:47.395
5Italy2:47.420
6United States2:47.555
7Miriam Kastlunger2:48.477
8Natalia Wojtusciszyn2:49.753
9Vendula Kotenova2:49.805
10Slovakia2:50:165
Source: Sochi.com

 

Women's Short Track 500-Meter Race

Final Results
PlaceCountryNameTop Time
1CHNJianrou Li43.486
2ITAArianna Fontana43.405
3KORSeung-Hi Park43.392
4CHNQiuhong Liu43.478
5CHNKexin Fan43.288
6NEDJorien Ter Mors43.572
7CANMarianne St. Gelais43.595
8GBRElise Christie43.402
9CANValerie Maltais43.550
10KORAlang Kim43.673
Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Women's Skeleton

Final Results
RankCountryNameTotal Time
1GBRElizabeth Yarnold1:56.89
2USANoelle Pikus-Pace1:57.33
3RUSElena Nikitina1:57.44
4USAKatie Uhlaender1:57.58
5RUSOlga Potylitsina1:57.75
6RUSMaria Orlova1:57.99
7GERAnja Huber1:58.30
8CANSarah Reid1:58.31
9GERSophia Griebel1:58.63
10GERMarion Thees1:58.67
Source: Sochi2014.com

 

Women's Speedskating 1,000-Meter Race

Final Results
PlaceCountryNameTime
1CHNHong Zhang1:14.02
2NEDIrene Wust1:14.69
3NEDMargot Boer1:14.90
4RUSOlga Fatkulina1:15.08
5NEDLotee Van Beek1:15:10
6NEDMarrit Leenstra1:15.15
7USAHeather Richardson1:15.23
8USABrittany Bowe1:15.47
9CANChristine Nesbitt1:15.62
10CZEKarolina Erbanova1:15.74
Source: Sochi2014.com