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Sochi medal wrap-up, Day 14: Speed skater Viktor Ahn puts Russia in second place

Published time: February 22, 2014 01:54
The winning Russian team celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating final relay race at the Iceberg Skating Palace in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 21, 2014.(Reuters / David Gray)

The winning Russian team celebrates on the podium during the flower ceremony for the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating final relay race at the Iceberg Skating Palace in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games February 21, 2014.(Reuters / David Gray)

Two golds won by short track speed skaters propelled home team Russia to the second spot on the medals table after two weeks of Olympic action in Sochi.

RT’s Olympic updates

Sochi 2014 medals table

The Norwegian squad remains on top of the Olympic medals count, with 10 golds in the bag.

But Russia, Canada, and the US are each one medal behind when it comes to golds. Host nation Russia is currently sitting in second due to a larger number of silver medals.

Marielle Thompson of Canada raced to gold in the women’s ski cross event on Friday.

Canada snatched gold in the men’s curling tournament. The Canadians toppled Great Britain 9-3 in the final match at the Ice Cube Center.

Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin bagged an Olympic gold medal in the women’s slalom event.

Mikaela Shiffrin .(Reuters / Leonhard Foeger)

It was big day for short track speed skating in Sochi, with three sets of medals up for grabs at the Iceberg Palace.

The first gold of the night went to Viktor Ahn of Russia, who won the men’s 500-meter event with a time of 41.312 seconds.

The Russian completely failed the start, but managed to do the impossible by racing to victory from fourth place.

Short track speed skater Seung-Hi Park raced to gold in the women’s 1000-meter event.

Park Seung-HI.(Reuters / David Gray )

Russia won gold in the men's 5000-meter relay event, which concluded the Sochi 2014 short track program. Viktor An, Semen Elistratov, Vladimir Grigorev, and Ruslan Zakharov clocked an Olympic record of 6:42.100 minutes.

The success saw Russia’s anchor in the event, Viktor Ahn, become a six-time Olympic champion.

Comments (6)

 

Blackberry 23.02.2014 13:09

[quote name='Chris Switzer' time='22.02.2014 16:42']All us
1. Drunk Cossacs Whipping some foolish little punk girls with the entire world watching!!! Stupid!
2. You proved to the world your hockey program is at best mediocre! By commanding your team like an army, rather then actually caring about the guys is important.

3. Canada is hockey. Don't forget it. /quote]

Exa ctly the same copy and paste job as before by this miserable loser.

It's pretty clear that you are just a disgruntled troll.

Crawl back into your wee cave you loser.

 

Blackberry 23.02.2014 00:23

Chris Switzer 22.02.2014 16:42

2. You proved to the world your hockey program is at best mediocre! By commanding your team like an army, rather then actually caring about the guys is important.

  


Ru ssia proved to the world that they deserve more medals than Canada

Russ ia 29 Canada 24

 

Mark 22.02.2014 16:12

Well done Russia! The Sochi Winter Games will be remembers for many decades to come !
We- the people of world-love Russia!

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