Vonn Wins Women’s Downhill Bronze, Combined Tonight
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — American skier Lindsey Vonn will compete in what is expected to be the final Olympic event of her career tonight. The 33-year-old will race in the women’s combined. Vonn became the oldest woman to win an Alpine skiing medal when she took bronze in last night’s downhill. It was her third career medal after winning a gold and bronze in 2010.
Donato’s Fifth Goal Not Enough As U.S. Men’s Hockey Eliminated
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — Another goal from Ryan Donato was not enough for the U.S. men’s hockey team. He scored his fifth goal of the Olympic tournament in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Czech Republic in last night’s quarterfinals. The loss eliminated the U.S., which suffered its earliest Olympic exit since 2006. There were no NHL players for the first time since 1994.
Women Win First-Ever U.S. Cross-Country Skiing Gold
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — The U.S. has its first ever gold medal in cross-country skiing. It’s courtesy of Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall, who finished first in the women’s team sprint. It’s the first Olympic medal of any kind for American women in cross country skiing. Bill Koch won silver for the only previous U.S. cross-country medal in 1976 in Innsbruck.
American Trio Advances To Ladies’ Free Skate
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — All three American figure skaters stumbled on jumps in the short program, but recovered to advance to the ladies’ free skate. Mirai Nagaso is in ninth place after last night’s short program. Fellow Americans Karen Chen and Bradie Tennell are 10th and 11th, respectively. The free skate is tomorrow at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Norway Comfortably Ahead In Medal Standings
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — Norway remains comfortably ahead in the medal standings in PyeongChang. Norwegians have collected 32 medals so far to lead all nations. Germany is a distant second with 23 medals, followed by Canada with 20. Norway has the most gold medals with 12. Team USA is up to 14 medals, half of its Olympic-leading total four years ago.
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