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US joins chasing pack in overall standings on Day 6 of Sochi Olympics

Published time: February 13, 2014 22:44
Gold winner Joss Christensen (C), silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (L) and bronze medalist Nicholas Goepper of the U.S. celebrate during the medal ceremony of the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 13, 2014. (Reuters / Eric Gaillard)

Gold winner Joss Christensen (C), silver medalist Gus Kenworthy (L) and bronze medalist Nicholas Goepper of the U.S. celebrate during the medal ceremony of the men's freestyle skiing slopestyle finals at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 13, 2014. (Reuters / Eric Gaillard)

Day 6 of the Sochi Olympic Games has seen the triumph of the US team swiping all 3 medals in ski freestyle. Meanwhile, a striking retirement of the legendary Russian figure skater Evgeny Plushenko due to back injury caused great grief for fans.

A superb American performance in the men’s slopestyle has earned them three medals, for a combined total of 12 medals, and secured them a fifth place in medal standing.

Poland has managed to secure its second gold, as Justyna Kowalczyk won the women’s 10-kilometer cross-country ski classic.

Read more on Sochi Olympics Day 6.

Poland's Justyna Kowalczyk competes to win gold in the Women's Cross-Country Skiing 10km Classic at the Laura Cross-Country and Biathlon Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics February 13, 2014 in Rosa Khutor near Sochi. (AFP Photo / Odd Andersen)