An Impressive Day for the United States
An impressive day for the United States was highlighted by a 3-2 shootout win over Canada in the women’s hockey gold medal game giving the Americans their first gold medal since the 1998 games. It was the first shootout tiebreaker in Olympic history and ended Canada’s streak of four consecutive gold medals.
That was one of just five medals won by the U.S. with DAVID WISE defending his gold in the men’s halfpipe by edging American teammate ALEX FERREIRA.
JAMIE ANDERSON added silver to the gold she won earlier in the Olympic debut of women’s Big Air Snowboarding and in alpine skiing MIKAELA SHIFFRIN came away with a silver medal in the women’s combined. LINDSEY VONN led after the downhill portion but missed a gate in the slalom and did not finish.
Norway continues to lead the medals race with 33, including 13 gold while Germany is next with 24 medals, half of them gold. The United States has moved up to 4th place with 21 medals, 8 of them gold.
THIS WINTER OLYMPIC UPDATE IS CAPTURED BY OLYMPUS AND THE PHOTO CENTER, ROUTE 70 IN BRICK.