The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi have featured several exciting moments, and sports fans from all over the world are focused on the updated medal count and where their nations sit in the overall standings.
With Team USA dominating men’s Alpine skiing super-G and the women’s snowboard cross stealing the show with an exciting final, the medal standings have been greatly altered over the last 24 hours.
Here are the latest medal standings and the biggest winners from Day 9.
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Day 9’s Biggest Winners
America Dominates Super-G
The United States has struggled in the skiing events during the 2014 Winter Olympics, but the team had a great day on the super-G hill on Sunday morning.
Not only did 36-year-old Olympic legend Bode Miller win the bronze medal in the event—he was forced to share the medal with Canadian Jan Hudec after both men had an identical time of 1:18.67—but Andrew Weibrecht was also able to win the silver medal with one of the best runs of his career.
That goes down as a silver and bronze medal for Team USA in the men’s super-G.
"If it's not the most important race of my life, it's right there with it," Miller told David Leon Moore of USA Today about the importance of Sunday’s success. "I had a lot to show today."
Norwegian skier Kjetil Jansrud was able to win the gold medal in the event with an impressive time of 1:18.14, but it was the success of the Americans in super-G, despite their recent struggles, that was the biggest takeaway from this Alpine skiing battle.
Women's Snowboard Cross Steals the Show
There are plenty of events that can satisfy all types of sports fans, but the snowboarding at the 2014 Olympics has been must-watch programming. Sunday’s women’s snowboard cross final lived up to the immense pressure and was a great battle for gold.
After American star and medal hopeful Lindsey Jacobellis crashed in the semifinals and was forced out of contention, it was Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic and her mustache that stole the show and the gold medal.
NBC’s Shawn Smith shared Samkova’s good luck mustache:
Canadian star Dominique Maltais managed an impressive second-place finish to earn the silver medal and Chloe Trespeuch of France took home the bronze in one of the fiercest final races snowboarding fans could have imagined.
American Faye Gulini finished fourth overall in the event, and despite the lack of success for Team USA, the women stole the snowboarding show on Sunday.
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