Sochi 2014: Canada beat USA in women’s ice hockey final


The Canadian women’s team staged a late third-period rally, and then defeated the U.S. in a thrilling 3-2 overtime win Thursday at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored two goals, including the Golden Goal in overtime with Canada on the power play.

The finals of the men’s ski-cross have ended in the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. French freestyler Jean-Frédéric Chapuis won gold, and silver and bronze went to his compatriots Arnaud Bovolenta and Jonathan Midol. In the final, the French skiers, who were considered to be the favorites in this discipline, bypassed the Canadian athlete Brady Leman, who by the end of the race left without a medal. Russian skier Egor Korotkov won the small finals, finishing fifth in the final rankings.

American athlete Lauryn Williams became the first woman in the history of the modern Olympic movement to win medals in both the winter and summer Olympic Games. The previous day, Williams, paired with Elana Meyer, won silver in the women’s bobsleigh competition. The American track and field athlete already held a gold medal from London 2012 as a team members of the 4x100m relay, and in 2004 in Sydney, where Williams won the silver medal in the individual 100m.

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