Sochi 2014: Second gold for Tina Maze


Slovenian skier Tina Maze has doubled her gold medal on Tuesday after coming first in the giant slalom. Her result for the two runs was 2 min. 36.87 sec. (1.17.88 + 1.18.99), according to sochi2014.com. Weather conditions provided the Slovene with a great advantage when she got the first spot, and she held on to her first. Earlier, Tina Maze became the champion of the 2014 Games in Sochi in the downhill. Austrian Anna Fenninger came second, with a result of 2 min. 36.94 sec. (1.18.73 + 1.18.21), and Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany won bronze with a result of 2 min. 37.14 sec. (1.1.24 + 1.17.90). Romania’s Ania Caill ranked 51 in this race.
In the 15 km mass start biathlon, Norwegian Emil Hegle Svendsen needed photo finish to take the gold from the hands of Martin Fourcade who got the silver. Bronze medal was taken by Ondrej Moravec of Czech Rep, his 2nd personal and the 4th for the Czech team.
Also on Tuesday South Korea won the Olympic Games women’s short track 3,000m relay gold ahead of Canada and Italy. South Korea regained the title they had won on four successive occasions before China broke the streak at Vancouver in 2010. Defending champions China were disqualified in the final, Russia is in fifth place.
Hockey: Slovenia and Russia in the quarters
Slovenia’s national hockey team advanced to quarterfinals of the Olympic tournament having won a landslide victory over Austria (4-0) on Tuesday. Anze Kopitar, Jan Urbas, Sabahudin Kovacevic and Jan Mursak scored goals in this match. Swedes will be the next Slovenes’ opponents. In the women’s ice hockey tournament Canada defeated the Swiss team 3-1 to book a place in the final, where they will meet USA on Thursday. In their semifinal, American girls defeated Sweden 6-1.
Two goals in the final two minutes give the Bolshoy Ice Dome crowd the chance to celebrate, and put a rather misleading gloss on the scoreline. It was tense for the best part of two periods but Russia see out the third comfortably to beat Norway 4-0 and set up a quarter-final against Finland on Wednesday.

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