There was excitement on the slopes today, as U.S. skier Ted Ligety gutted the competition and won America’s first ever gold medal in men's giant slalom.
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The other medal highlights came for the U.S. women's bobsled teams. Lauryn Williams and Elana Meyers took home silver, coming in just ahead of Americans Aja Evans and Jamie Greubel, who won bronze.
The medals added to the U.S.’ total tally of 7 gold, 5 silver and 11 bronze, bumping America up to third place on day 13 of the Sochi Olympics.
Alpine Skiing: Men's Giant Slalom Final
Gold: Ted Ligety (United States): 2:45.29
Silver: Steve Missillier (France): 2:45.77
Bronze: Alexis Pinturault (France): 2:45.93
The U.S.’ Bode Miller finished in 20th place.
Biathlon: Men's and Women's mixed relay
Gold: Norway, 1:09.17.0
Silver: Czech Republic, 1:09.49.6
Bronze: Italy, 1:10.15.2
The American team came in at 11th with a time of 1:12.20.1.
Bobsleigh: Woman's Two-Woman
Gold: Kallie Humphries and Heather Moyse, Canada, 3:50.61
Silver: Lauryn Williams and Elana Meyers, United States, 3:50.71
Bronze: Aja Evans and Jamie Greubel, United States, 3:51.61
Women's Team Sprint Classic Final
Gold: Norway 16:04.05
Silver: Finland 16:13.14
Bronze: Sweden: 16:23.82
Men's Team Sprint Classic Final
Gold: Finland 23:14.89
Silver: Russia 23:15.86
Bronze: Sweden 23:30.01
Men's Parallel Giant Slalom Finals
Gold: Vic Wild (Russia)
Silver: Nevin Galmarini (Switzerland)
Bronze: Zan Kosir (Slovenia)
Women's Parallel Giant Slalom Finals
Gold: Patrizia Kummer (Switzerland)
Silver: Tomoka Takeuchi (Japan)
Bronze: Alena Zavarzina (Russia)
Speedskating: Women's 5000
Gold: Martina Sablikova, Czech Republic 6:51.54
Silver: Ireen Wust, The Netherlands 6:54.28
Bronze: Carien Kleibeuker, The Netherlands 6:55.66
The U.S.’ sole skater, Maria Lamb, came in last (16th) with a time of 7:29.65.
Figure skating: Women’s short program
U.S. skaters Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner and Polina Edmunds all skated well, but none are currently in the top three medal positions for the women’s short skate at the end of day 12.
Currently in the lead are:
1. Yuna Kim - Korea - 74.92
2. Adelina Sotnikova - Russia - 74.64
3. Carolina Kostner - Italy - 74.12
Canada beat Britain 6-4
Sweden beat Switzerland 7-5
Britain beat Sweden 6-5
Canada beat China 10-6
Ice Hockey: Men’s Quarterfinals
Sweden beat Slovenia 5-0
Finland beat Russia 3-1
Canada beat Latvia 2-1
USA beat Czech Republic 5-2