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Medal Tally Olympics 2014: Updated Results for Each Event from Day 15

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22:  Gold medalist Julia Dujmovits (C) of Austria celebrates with silver medalist Anke Karstens (L) of Germany and bronze medalist Amelie Kober (R) of Germany in the Snowboard Ladies' Parallel Slalom Big Final on day 15 of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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Steven CookContributor IIINovember 22, 2016

As the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi start to wind to a close, Day 15 ended with a number of medal winners, surprises and letdowns across the board as we head into the final day of the Games on Sunday.

While the United States had previously taken the medal-count lead, Russia made a surge toward the top on Saturday by grabbing three medals to America's none.

Here's a look at the updated medal tally:

Russia was able to gain the lead by continuing to dominate these Games on home soil, taking three of the eight medals available on Saturday. Meanwhile, the U.S. failed on the big stage in men's hockey, missing out on the bronze by losing 5-0 to Finland.

Here is a look at all of Saturday's medal winners.

 

Women's Cross-Country: 30-Kilometer Freestyle

Feb 22, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Marit Bjoergen (NOR, center) wins gold, Therese Johaug (NOR, left) wins silver, and Kristin Stoermer Steira (NOR, right) wins bronze in ladies' cross country skiing 30km mass start free during the Sochi 2014 Olympic
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Women's Cross-Country: 30-Kilometer Podium
MedalAthleteCountryTime
GoldMarit BjoergenNorway1:11.05.2
SilverTherese JohaugNorway1:11.07.8
BronzeKristin Stoermer SteiraNorway1:11.28.8

One of Day 15's early events ended with another Norwegian sweep of the podium, as Norway took all three medals in women's cross-country 30-kilometer freestyle in exciting fashion. 

Marit Bjoergen of Norway topped the event with a dazzling time of 1 hour, 11 minutes, 5.2 seconds, but she didn't exactly run away with things. Silver medalist Therese Johaug was right behind her, and Kristin Stoermer Steira took home bronze to complete the podium sweep.

Norway's three medals in the event have jolted the nation up the medal count. It has 26 medals going into the final day, just one back of the U.S.

 

Women's Snowboarding: Parallel Slalom

Sergei Grits/Associated Press
Women's Snowboarding: Parallel Slalom Podium
MedalAthleteCountry
GoldJulia DujmovitsAustria
SilverAnke KarstensGermany
BronzeAmelie KoberGermany

Austria continued to showcase its impressive stature in the Winter Olympics by grabbing the gold medal in women's snowboarding, as Julia Dujmovits won the parallel slalom event.

ESPN Olympics tweeted out the result:

It was a German finish for the rest of the podium, however, as Anke Karstens and Amelie Kober took silver and bronze, respectively. 

Germany hasn't been able to find the top of the medal count, as it has been outside of the top five as of late. But it got a big win in this event.

 

Men's Snowboarding: Parallel Slalom

Feb 22, 2014; Krasnaya Polyana, RUSSIA; Vic Wild (RUS) celebrates after the finals for men's parallel slalom during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Men's Snowboarding: Parallel Slalom
MedalAthleteCountry
GoldVic WildRussia
SilverZan KosirSlovenia
BronzeBenjamin KarlAustria

The host country reigned supreme in the parallel slalom men's snowboarding event as Vic Wild took home the gold. 

Jeff Passan captured the epic moment for the American-born Russian Wild:

Wild won the gold medal over Zan Kosir of Slovenia, who finished just .12 behind him on the first run and was .11 back after the second. In the bronze-medal race, Benjamin Karl beat out Aaron March for the final spot on the podium.

 

Women's Speedskating: Team Pursuit

Jan 5, 2014; Kearns, UT, USA; Jessica Smith in front of the women's A final in the 1000m of the U.S. Olympic short track speedskating trials at Utah Olympic Oval. Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
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Women's Speedskating Team Pursuit
MedalCountryTime
GoldNetherlands2:58.05
SilverPoland3:05.55
BronzeRussia2:59.73

There's no doubt about it—the Netherlands has been the best country by far in the world at the Olympics in the speedskating events. 

The Dutch further proved that in the women's speedskating team pursuit, taking gold with an Olympic record of 2:58.05.

CBC's Stephanie Jenzer was on hand for the result:

Poland finished in second place with a time of 3:05.55, while Russia took home bronze in the second final with a time of 2:59.73—which would have actually beaten Poland if they had raced directly. 

The Dutch have dominated speedskating events in Sochi. They have 23 total medals in the sport, while no other country has more than three. 

 

Men's Speedskating Team Pursuit

Feb 15, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Charles Hamelin (CAN, 205) falls and takes out Eduardo Alvarez (USA, 256) in the mens' short track speedskating 1000m quarterfinals during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Iceberg Skating Palace. Mandatory Credit: Robert
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Men's Speedskating Team Pursuit Podium
MedalCountryTime
GoldNetherlands3:37.71
SilverSouth Korea3:40.85
BronzePoland3:41.94

The Netherlands' speedskating domination carried over as the men team won gold in pursuit.

Just like the women's team, the men also notched an Olympic record for their troubles with an overall time of 3:37.71. 

South Korea wasn't far behind in second place with 3:40.85, while Poland took the bronze with a time of 3:41.94. 

Another speedskating win for the Dutch gave them 23 overall in the sport to close out the Sochi Games. That is more than all but four countries in the 2014 Olympics. 

 

Men's Biathlon 4x7.5-Kilometer Relay

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 22: (FRANCE OUT) Anton Shipulin of Russia wins gold medal during the Biathlon Men's Relay at the Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Vianney Thibaut/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
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Men's Biathlon 4x7.5-Kilometer Relay Podium
MedalCountryTime
GoldRussia1:12:15.9
SilverGermany1:12:19.4
BronzeAustria1:12:45.7

The men's team biathlon 4x7.5-kilometer relay ended with a home-team advantage as the Russians took gold by a close margin.

Right behind Russia were the Germans, who took the silver with a time of 1:12:19.4—just four seconds behind the winning time.

Austria racked up another medal on the day, grabbing bronze with a time of 1:12:45.7.

 

Men's Hockey: Bronze-Medal Game

Matt Slocum/Associated Press

The U.S. suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Canada one day prior, and it just seemed to be too much for the Americans to bounce back on Saturday. They were dominated 5-0 by Finland in the bronze-medal game in Sochi.

The first period didn't end poorly for the Americans, who went into the locker room with a 0-0 draw through 20 minutes. Then, the floodgates opened.

Finland rattled off two goals in the second and then three in the third to take a commanding 5-0 lead, as Team USA simply didn't look inspired to compete with a medal on the line.

Finnish star Teemu Selanne finished out his Olympic career with an epic moment, scoring two goals and captaining his team to a medal in Sochi. 

NHL.com's Dan Rosen captured Selanne's postgame thoughts after his final Olympic moment:

The Americans will just have to wait for the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang after coming up short against Canada and then again to Finland. They started out the tournament with such promise, going 4-0 with 20 goals in those wins, but they could not close out with a podium appearance.

 

Alpine Skiing: Men's Slalom

Alpine Skiing: Men's Slalom Podium
MedalAthleteCountryTime
GoldMario MattAustria1:41.84
SilverMarcel HirscherAustria1:42.12
BronzeHenrik KristoffersenNorway1:42.67

Austria emerged as a big winner on Saturday once again, grabbing the top two spots in Alpine skiing men's slalom.

Mario Matt and Marcel Hirscher took gold and silver, respectively, for the Austrians as they improved their nation's total medal tally to 17. That's good for seventh place overall in Sochi.

Norway closed out the podium in men's slalom, as Henrik Kristoffersen took home the bronze medal. 

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