Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu, after returning from injury, sets an Olympic record in the men’s short program with 111.68 points. Currently Hanyu also holds the world record which is 1.04 points ahead of his new Olympic record. Hanna Huskova with a score of 96.14, just ahead of China’s Zhang Xin’s 95.52 score, won Belarus its second straight Olympic gold medal in women’s aerials.
In Skeleton time is measured in hundredths of a second and South Korea’s Yun Sung-Bin, the self-styled “Iron Man” now called “Emperor”, won on his home track beating second-place Russian Nikita Tregubov by a large margin of 1.63 seconds.
Canadian speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen set a new Olympic record of 12 minutes, 39.77 seconds in the 10,000 metres and won his first Olympic gold, on day 6 at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Meanwhile, Canadian lugers Alex Gough, Sam Edney, Tristan Walker and Justin Snith finished in a combined time of 2 minutes 24.872 seconds sliding to silver in the team event.
Canada’s veteran figure skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford saved the best for what they say is their last season, performing to Adele’s Hometown Glory. They scored 153.33 points in their pairs free performance and reached the Olympic podium with a bronze. What a way to exit the game!
Kevin Koe and Canadian men’s curling team beat the Norwegians 7-4 and the men’s hockey team, this time without players from the NHL, had a 5-1 victory over Switzerland.
Alpine skiing saw Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway win gold in men’s downhill. The so called Mozart of ski racing Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States won gold in giant slalom.
Just a few miles from the other Olympic games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, tech firms were eager to demonstrate their technology.
From The Guardian:
Robots of all shapes and sizes took turns skiing, with varying degrees of success, down a course near Pyeongchang in what is believed to be the first robot skiing competition in the world. All entrants were required to measure more than 50cm in height, stand on ‘two legs’, have joints resembling elbow and knees, an independent power system and use ski plates and poles. The event was designed to capitalise on attention on Pyeongchang during the Winter Olympics.
In this year’s 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land the triple axel during an Olympic competition, just the third woman ever to do so.
There have only been eight women to complete the triple axel in an international competition since Midori Ito of Japan became the first in 1988. This jump is surprisingly rare and exceedingly difficult. It was one of the reasons Team USA claimed the bronze medal in Monday’s team figure skating event. But what makes the triple axel such a big deal?
With seven medals at the end of the the third day of competition, Team Canada is on pace for its best-ever Winter Games.
Canada’s Winter Olympians added two gold medals and one silver to their medal haul in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Monday, February 12, at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
At the top of the podium are Mikael Kingsbury with gold in men’s moguls, Team Canada in figure skating including Patrick Chan, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir and Gabrielle Daleman, and Laurie Blouin with silver in the women’s snowboard slopestyle.
Snowboarders Max Parrot and Mark McMorris, and speed skater Ted-Jan Bloemen win Canada’s first medals. Meanwhile, pairs skaters Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford strengthen Canada’s position in the team figure skating event and freestyle skier Justine Dufour-Lapointe wins silver.
First medals were awarded in cross-country skiing and biathlon in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Saturday, the first day of competition after the opening ceremony. Canada came close in men’s short track speed skating and women’s speed skating, and qualified fourth in the men’s snowboard slopestyle event.