OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Two more medals push Canada into third place
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 22, 2018,
Feb 22, 2018, 10:32
She has has three Olympic medals - a gold in the downhill in 2010, a bronze in the Super-G in 2010 and now the bronze in the 2018 downhill. But then Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel blistered past the American to take silver, only 0.09 behind the leader.
Next to bring home gold for the United States was Chloe Kim in the ladies' halfpipe with an almost ideal score of 98.75, which was nearly nine points higher than second place Jiayu Liu from China.
"I gave it all today, skied a great race". 'I skied really well, but I think Sofia is untouchable today'. Vonn missed the 2014 Olympics with a torn ACL.
Wang's team had grabbed the ticket to PyeongChang at the last moment through the Olympic Qualification Event in Pilsen, the Czech Republic previous year, after failing to automatically qualify from the 2016 and 2017 world curling championships.
"I have so much fun. I'm proud to have competed for my country; I'm proud to have given it my all".
Vonn, by contrast, she said she was "extremely proud" to be on the Olympic podium.
Speaking of counting, Marit Bjoergen has had to do plenty of it during her Olympic career.
"But more importantly, people should go out and try curling themselves", she added.
Here's a look at some of the events in which the US has a shot at the gold, silver or bronze.
"Fourth at the Games is a big accomplishment, but at the same time you're the first guy who doesn't get a medal". The Americans will be trying to win their first gold since 1998, when women's hockey made its debut in the Olympics. Team USA, which has won eight World Championships along with the one Olympic gold, outplayed Canada for large swaths of that game one week ago, perhaps providing the US women with some extra confidence despite the defeat. "Of course, I would have liked a gold medal, but honestly, this is incredible, and I'm so proud". Each time I've been able to come to the Olympics and compete for Canada is a huge honour but to know that six months ago Phylicia came in... The medal event for this is on the penultimate day of the Games, so you've got time to become an expert. "I feel more confident because of them". David Wise defends his gold medal, along with his teammates Alex Ferreira, Torin Yater-Wallace and Aaron Blunck. While she plans to compete in the combined Thursday (organizers moved the event up by a day because of the high winds expected to move into the area), the downhill is her signature race, one she has dominated like few others in the sport.