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Lindvik saves Kobayashi from Olympic gold on the big slope
Time is 13:57 Norwegian jumper Marius Lindvik won the gold medal in the big jump at the Olympics. Lindvik, 23, kept Japan’s Ryo Kobayashi for his second Olympic title in China. Kobayashi, who took gold on Sunday on the small slope, now had to settle for silver.
The 25-year-old Japanese was in the lead after the first round with a 142m jump for a total of 147 points and the Four Hills Tour winner jumped 138m (145.8 points) in the second round but it was also not enough to keep Lindvik out of the gold. The Norwegian took the title in the big jump from Zhangjiakou with jumps of 140.5 and 140 metres. Lindvik reached a total score of 296.1, while Kobayashi stopped at 292.8. The bronze went to German Karl Geiger with 281.3 points.
Lindvik succeeded Kamil Stoch as Olympic champion on the big downhill. The 34-year-old Pole, who won gold in both 2014 and 2018, finished on the podium (fourth) with 277.2 points.
Biathlete Bø brings the Norwegians to the top of the medal mirror next to the Germans
12.27 pm: Norwegian athlete Johannes Thingness Poe has put his country at the top of the medal table at the Olympic Games, along with Germany. By winning the 10km race, 28-year-old Bo gave the Norwegians their seventh gold medal in China. He was on the podium with his brother Tarji, who is five years older than him, and who took the bronze.
For Bo himself, the victory in the 10 km meant he took third place in Beijing. He previously won a gold medal in the mixed relay (4 x 6 km) and a bronze in the 20 km. The Olympic champion at that distance, Frenchman Quentin Fillon Millais, had to gain silver at the 10 km. It took 25 seconds more to complete the match. Targy Bo ceded about 39 seconds to his brother.
In addition to seven gold medals, Norway also won three silvers and six bronzes at these games. The Germans have seven gold and five silver. Because in the medal standings, the “color” of the medals outweighs the total, Germany is at number 1 and Norway is at number 2.
CAS to deal with Camila Valleeva’s doping case this weekend
The International Court of Sports (CAS) will hear the doping case of Russian skier Kamila Valeeva this weekend. At the end of last year, 15-year-old Valieva tested positive for a banned substance, according to what was announced this week. Three ICC judges will hold an emergency hearing in Beijing this weekend, primarily via video links. They promise to make a decision before the start of the individual competitions for digital fighters (next Tuesday).
Valeeva is a gold favourite, but due to the doping issue, it is not entirely certain whether the teen will be allowed to take action on the ice next week. She won the gold medal for Russia in the Nations Cup last Monday. However, this medal has not yet been awarded, because the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was informed a day after the Nations Cup that Valeeva had tested positive for trimetazidine a few weeks earlier.
“We want to solve this problem as quickly as possible,” said IOC spokesman Mark Adams. “We want to focus on the sport and not on potential doping cases.”
Ruling Champion Sofia Jogja wants to defend the title despite recent collapse
The time is 08.00: Nearly three weeks after crashing in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italian snowboarder Sofia Goggia is back on the slopes. The 29-year-old showed in her first practice Tuesday on the Olympic downhill that she’s ready to defend her title, despite her physical discomfort.
The Italian plane crashed on January 23 during the FIFA World Cup Super-G race in Cortina d’Ampezzo. She had a cruciate ligament strain in her knee and a small fracture of the fibula.
“It was a success in itself,” the Italian said after training on the rock, downhill in the Yanqing Mountains. “It was certainly not an issue, of course. I’m glad I was able to run the way I wanted.”
Goggia set the twelfth time. She was more than 1.5 seconds slower than Swiss Prisca Neufer, who had the best time.
Playing in white and blue uniforms, the US team managed to beat neighboring Canada in droves.
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American ice hockey players beat Canada
07:45 am: American ice hockey players convincingly won the Olympic match against Canada. The North American encounter in Group A ended with a 4-2 victory for USA teamWho previously won 8-0 over China. Canada started the tournament by defeating Germany (5-1).
Canada is by far the most successful country at the Winter Games, with nine gold medals in men’s ice hockey. Americans entered the highest Olympic podium only twice. Four years ago in Pyeongchang, the ice hockey title went to Russia. Canada had to settle for bronze at the time, while the United States was already stuck in the quarter-finals.
The Gold U.S. Snowboarders at the Mixed Nations Championship
07.11 am: The United States won its fifth Olympic gold on Saturday. The board was taken by experienced skateboarders Lindsay Jacobless and Nick Baumgartner, who were the best in the first edition of the Mixed Nations competition at the Zhangjiakou Winter Games.
In the mixed race, the men completed the course first over the bumps and jumps, and then the women followed. 40-year-old Baumgartner was the fastest of the men in the final, so Jacobless, 36, was allowed to start the second with a narrow margin. The Olympic champion in singles skating was quickly overtaken by Italian Michela Mooli, but the veteran fought back and awarded Team USA another gold medal.
The snowfall provided an added challenge for snowboarders, as Australian Bill Brockhoff witnessed, too. She crashed hard in the quarter-finals and had to take it off on a stretcher. As a result, team competition was temporarily halted.
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