Sochi Olympics Liveblog, Day 4
Tuesday's schedule features a wide variety of thing sliding around on ice, including eight different medal events.
Tuesday's schedule features a wide variety of things sliding around on ice, including eight different medal events.
At 5 a.m., both the men and women's cross-country sprints begin, although if you're pressed for time, the medal events start around 8:20ish. The women's skiing slopestyle gets decided at 4 a.m. and the women's speed skating 500m decides a victor at 7:45.
Later in the day, women's luge and ski jumping medal events will happen, and throughout the morning, the qualifications, semis, and finals of the men's snowboard halfpipe are going on. Shaun White (like most of the boarders) is not a fan of the halfpipe, due to poor quality of the snow, and dangerous conditions.
2:02 p.m.: RESULT: Carina Vogt of Germany makes history by winning the first-ever women's ski jumping Gold Medal. Daniella Iraschko-Stolz of Austria wins Silver and Coline Mattel of France takes Bronze. That's it for Tuesday's competition! See you tomorrow.
Team Canada has a @Molson_Canadian beer fridge at #Sochi2014 that only opens with a Canadian passport. pic.twitter.com/LQt1skUIcX— Ross Arbour (@RossArbour) February 11, 2014
1:28 p.m.: RESULT: Shaun White's reign as king of the halfpipe is over. After falling in his first run, the two-time Gold Medalist had a couple of small flubs (on a very shaky and ill-prepared course) and finished in fourth place. Iouri Podladtchikov, a Russian competing for Switzerland wins Gold, while two Japanese riders, 15-year-old Ayumu Hirano and Taku Hiraoka take Silver and Bronze.
1:03 p.m.: RESULT: Erin Hamlin snags bronze in the Luge, the first American, male or female, to win a medal of any kind in the singles events.
12:00 p.m.: RESULT: An update on the morning results and preview of what's left today: Darya Domracheva of Belarus won the 10km Pursuit in the Biathlon this morning, while Sang Hwa Lee of South Korea won the Women's 500m Speed Skate.
Right now: The Pairs Figure Skating short program is underway, as is the final round of the Women's Singles Luge. (The final 15 competitors will begin shortly.)
Later: The only other events scheduled for this afternoon are the first medals ever in Women's Ski Jump (Normal Hill) and then what promises to be the marquee event of the evening, snowboarder Shaun White goes for his third consecutive Gold Medal in the Halfpipe. Live streaming begins at 12:30 ET
8:50 a.m. RESULT: Norway wins again as Ola Vigen Hattestad takes the Men's Sprint Gold. Sweden goes Silver (Teodor Peterson) and Bronze (Emil Joensson) after a huge wipe out on a dangerous turn took down three of the six skiers. NBCOlympics.com will have the full replays.
8:37 a.m.: RESULT: Maiken Caspersen Falla wins the Women's Sprint in Cross Country. She's Norwegian, as you might expect. Another Norwegian, Ingvild Oestberg edged Slovenia's Vesna Fabjan at the line for Silver. American Sophie Caldwell fell and finished sixth, but that's still the best finish ever by and an American in an Olympic Cross Country event.
7:33 a.m.: RESULT: One gold medal final to tell you about: Dara Howell of Canada won the Women's skiing slopestyle final, beating Devin Logan of the U.S. (Silver) and her countrywoman Kim LaMarre, who got Bronze. Coming up in about an hour are Sprint Free finals in Cross Country. The only other active events right now are the men's half-pipe qualifiers and some men's curling matches. A couple of close ones right now between Canada-Sweden and German-Great Britain.
3:12 a.m.: These are the 12 women moving on to the freestyle skiing slopestyle final at 4 a.m. Dara Howell (CAN), Kim Lamarre (CAN), Katie Summerhayes (GBR), Yuki Tsubota (CAN), Devin Logan (USA), Emma Dahlstrom (SWE), Anna Segal (AUS), Julia Krass (USA), Eveline Bhend (SUI), Camillia Berra (SUI), Keri Herman (USA), Silvia Bertagna (ITA).
3:09 a.m.: Here are the results of today's first round of the women's curling round robin.
- Korea beat Japan, 12 - 7
- Russia beat the U.S.A., 9 - 7
- Switzerland beat Denmark, 7 - 6
- Canada beat Sweden 9 - 3
12:15 a.m.: Various sources reporting that Bob Costas's eyes still look weird.
Here's the medal count at the start of day four.
Monday’s Schedule of Events (All listed times are Eastern):
Curling Women's Qualification: 12 a.m., 10 a.m.
Freestyle Skiing Women's Slopestyle Qualification: 1 a.m.
Freestyle Skiing Women's Slopestyle Final: 4 a.m.
Ice Hockey Women's, Germany vs. Sweden: 5 a.m.
Curling Men's Qualification: 5 a.m.
Snowboarding Men's Halfpipe Qualification: 5 a.m.
Cross-Country Sprint Qualification: 5 a.m. (women), 5:25 a.m. (men)
Cross-Country Sprint Quarterfinal: 7 a.m. (women), 7:25 a.m. (men)
Speed Skating Women's 500m: 7:45 a.m.
Cross-Country Sprint Semifinal: 7:56 a.m. (women), 8:06 a.m. (men)
Cross-Country Sprint Final: 8:22 a.m. (women), 8:30 a.m. (men)
Luge Women's Singles: 9:30 a.m.
Biathlon Women's Pursuit: 10 a.m.
Figure Skating Pairs Short Program: 10 a.m.
Ice Hockey Women's, Russia vs. Japan: 10 a.m.
Snowboarding Men's Halfpipe Semifinal: 10 a.m.
Ski Jumping Women's Normal Hill Individual: 12:30 p.m.
Snowboarding Men's Halfpipe Final: 12:30 p.m.