Feb. 15, 2014 -- As the U.S. team entered the second half of the 2014 Winter Olympics, America remained sixth on the leader board with 14 medals in total after boosting the count with just one bronze on Day 8 of the games.
Matthew Antoine was the sole U.S. medalist today, taking silver in the skeleton. He finished third behind Russia's Alexander Tretiakov and Latvia's Martins Dukurs.
Today's other highlight was the U.S. hockey team's thrilling shootout victory in their preliminary round matchup with Russia. The game was tied at the end of regulation, neither team could score in overtime, and it took eight rounds of the shootout before Team USA prevailed.
T.J. Oshie, a right wing for the St. Louis Blues and newbie to the Olympics, was the hero of the game, scoring on four of his six shootout attempts.
Women's Alpine Skiing
Gold: Anna Fenninger, Austria, 1:25.52
Silver: Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany, 1:26.07
Bronze: Nicole Hosp, Austria, 1:26.18
The U.S.' Julia Mancuso placed eighth with a run time of 1:27.04
Women's Cross-Country Skiing: 4x5-Kilometer Relay
Gold: Sweden, 53:02.7
Silver: Finland, 53:03.2
Bronze: Germany, 53:03.6
The American team finished 9th, after failing to recover from the opening leg when teammate Kikkan Randall fell into 12th place after five kilometers.
Canada beat Japan 8-6
China beat Sweden 7-6
Britain beat Korea 10-8
Sweden beat the U.S. 7-6
Canada beat Russia 5-3
Switzerland beat Britain 8-6
Denmark beat China 9-6
Sweden beat Germany 8-4
Switzerland beat Denmark 9-3
Canada beat Britain 7-5
China beat Russia 9-6
Slovenia beat Slovakia 3-1
U.S. beat Russia 3-2
Switzerland beat Czech Republic 1-0
Sweden beat Latvia 5-3
Sweden beat Finland 4-2
Switzerland beat Russia 2-0
Short Track Speedskating
Women's 1,500 Final
Gold: Yang Zhou, China, 2:19.140
Silver: Suk Hee Sim, South Korea, 2:19.239
Bronze: Arianna Fontana, Italy, 2:19.416
American Emily Scott led the pack after four laps but fell behind to place 5th with a time of 2:39.436.
Men's 1,000 Final
Gold: Victor An, Russia, 1:25.325
Silver: Vladimir Grigorev, Russia, 1:25.399
Bronze: Sjinkie Knegt, Netherlands, 1:25.611
Speedskating Men's 1,500
Gold: Zbigniew Brodka, Poland, 1:45.006
Silver: Koen Verweij, Netherlands, 1:45.009
Bronze: Denny Morrison, Canada, 1:45.22
The U.S.' Brian Hansen placed 7th with a time of 1:45.59 in front of fellow American Shani Davis who finished in 11th place with 1:45.98.
Men's Skeleton (Runs 3 & 4)
Gold: Alexander Tretiakov, Russia, 3:44.29
Silver: Martins Dukurs, Latvia, 3:45.10
Bronze: Matt Antoine, United States, 3:47.26
Men's Ski Jumping: Individual Large Hill
Gold: Kamil Stoch (Poland)
Silver: Noriaki Kasai (Japan)
Bronze: Peter Prevc (Slovenia)