Olympic 2014 Results: How to View Live Updates for Day 13 Medal Tally

R. Cory SmithSenior Writer IFebruary 20, 2014

Brianna Decker of the United States celebrates her goal against Sweden during the third period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game at Shayba Arena, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Petr David Josek/Associated Press

It's officially time to bust out the chant of "U-S-A! U-S-A!"

After Day 12 at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Team USA is at the top of the medal tally, having earned a gold, a silver and a bronze from two different events on the day.

Here's a look at the current medal count:

But what will Day 13 hold for the Americans and every other country involved? With Russia and the Netherlands just behind the U.S. and Norway—the nation with the most medals in Olympics history—in third, that lead looks anything but safe.

Luckily for the Americans, there are several more opportunities to collect medals on Thursday, with one guaranteed in women's hockey.

The Olympic events for Wednesday are already underway, but here are a few of the most intriguing events to watch.

*Note: All Olympic action can be streamed live at NBC Live Extra.


Events to Watch

Day 13 is a day for the women in Sochi, especially for fans of Team USA.

The obvious choice will come late in the day. The women's hockey final features the top two teams in the world in Team USA and Team Canada.

Though the U.S. came in as the No. 1 seed, Canada downed them in the preliminary round by a final score of 3-2. But one game stands between the U.S. and a gold medal yet again in Sochi.

Megan Bozek spoke about the rivalry and the readiness of the team, per Kevin Oklobzija of USA Today. "We've worked four years for this one moment," Bozek said. "We're right where we need to be. There's 60 minutes left for us to achieve our dream."

As for any thoughts of revenge, team captain Meghan Duggan didn't shy away from the topic and said it's not just about the team's loss in these Games, per Oklobzija: "But it's always revenge against them. I'm still working on revenge from Vancouver. You come up short in that one, it doesn't feel good any time you lose a game, so we're obviously looking for revenge."

Whether or not the Americans pull out the victory, they've already solidified a spot in the final and either a gold or silver medal.

As for the other events, a few solid athletes could add to Team USA's collection.

Before the U.S. women's hockey team hits the ice, Gracie Gold will try to make it to the podium with her free skate routine after finishing fourth on the first day of competition in the women's individual event.

Gold came out and gave a brilliant performance and finished ahead of a few favorites, such as Russia's Julia Lipnitskaia and Japan's Mao Asada, who both faltered and dropped to fifth and 16th, respectively.

Despite the great routine, Gold admitted she was dealing with nerves before hitting the ice, as Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated notes:

With the same free skate that placed her in second in the team competition behind only Lipnitskaia as the Americans won the bronze, a flawless performance could earn Gold and Team USA a medal.

The final and likely most important discipline Team USA fans will want to watch is the women's freestyle skiing halfpipe competition.

After David Wise obliterated the field in the men's event, the U.S. has another top competitor in the women's halfpipe event in Maddie Bowman.

Bowman has dominated the sport for a while and won the most recent gold medal in Aspen for the Winter X Games. Along with the 20-year-old, another familiar name, Devin Logan, will look to make the podium for the second time in these Games.

With the likelihood of any of these athletes medaling for the U.S., Day 13 could certainly be another huge day.


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