Vonn Ends Olympic Career On Down Note
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — Lindsey Vonn’s Olympic career is ending on a down note. She missed a gate and did not finish the slalom portion of the women’s combined. Vonn was in first place after the downhill portion. The 33-year-old will leave PyeongChang with just one medal, a bronze in the women’s downhill. Vonn is not expected to return for the 2022 Winter Games.
Shiffrin Nabs Silver In Women’s Combined
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — While Lindsey Vonn finished off the podium, fellow American skier Mikaela Shiffrin won the silver medal in the women’s combined. It’s the second Olympic medal in PyeongChang for the 22-year-old. She previously won gold in the women’s giant slalom. Shiffrin won her first career Olympic medal when she took gold in the women’s slalom in 2014.
Team USA Tops Canada For Women’s Hockey Gold
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — Team USA is celebrating its first gold medal in women’s hockey in 20 years. The U.S. outlasted rival Canada 3-2 in a shootout in the gold medal game. The Americans had lost to Canada in the gold medal match the last two Winter Games. It’s the second Olympic gold for the U.S., which won the very first women’s hockey tournament in 1998.
Figure Skating Concludes Tonight With Ladies’ Free Skate
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — Figure skating will be in the spotlight tonight as Olympic competition wraps up with the ladies’ free skate. Russian rivals Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva hold the top two spots after Tuesday’s short program. Mirai Nagasu is the top American in ninth.
Norway Boosts Medal Total To 35
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — Norway’s Olympic-leading medal total is up to 35. That puts the Norwegians 10 clear of second-place Germany, which has 25. Canada is right behind in third place with 24 medals, while the U.S. is alone in fourth with 21. Norway and Germany each have 13 gold medals to lead that category. Eight of Team USA’s 21 medals are of the gold variety.
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