On Tuesday the eleventh of the Beijing Winter Olympics, medals were awarded in nine events. The Norwegians, who are still on top, also took home three gold medals, increasing their advantage over the Americans and Germans on the medal board. The latter was caught in two parts by men – a German athlete was standing on all three steps of the podium. In the men’s North complex, a Norwegian trio would have been successful, but the big opportunity Jarl Magnus Reaper was missed on the track…there was no Hungarian interest in any of the races on Tuesday.
|Germans stabbed in a double sleigh (Photo: AFP)|
In the singles Grand Prix of the Scandinavian chariots, there was a double Norwegian success: Jürgen Graback defeated Jens Loras Oftibro and Japan’s Vatabi Akito. By winning the ski jump, Jarl Magnus Reaper lost a huge chance on the piste and ended up only finishing eighth.
Norway finished with the men’s win in the women’s race in the women’s pursuit in the speed skating team race. The Japanese had the flag on the latter, but one of their rivals slipped in the last corner, so gold fell into the lap of North America – Ivani Blondin, wife of the excellent Hungarian speed skater Konrad Nagy, also became a member of the winning team.
Because of the expected cold, the 4×7.5 km relay race for men’s skaters was held earlier than originally planned. The Norwegians got their gold before the French and the Russians. In fact, this sequence was the paper model, where in the first 27 and a half kilometers everything was completely upside down.
In the jump skaters, the victories were Chinese for men and Switzerland for women. The success of the first is historic, as the ice skaters of the Asian country have never won an Olympic gold before.
On the women’s downhill, Swiss world champion Corinne Sauter took the win ahead of Italy’s Sofia Giugia and Nadia Delago, who are now back from injuries. However, Ester Ledecká of the Czech Republic, Mikaela Shiffrin of the US, and Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland, who won gold in the Super-G, finished only with gold in figure skating in Beijing.
Switzerland’s Mathilde Grimaud won the women’s ski robotic downhill race, ahead of China’s Quill-Ling Eileen and Kelly Seldaro of Estonia. Gremaud reached Silver just four years ago in Pyongyang, then his compatriot Sarah Hoflin is ahead of him.
For the first time in the men’s doubles, it was the first time that jockeys from the same country – German – entered Francesco Friedrich, and Thorsten Margis took a double start at the start, with Johannes Lochner leading from the first race and ahead of Florian Bauer, winning by more than half a second overall . Christoph Hafer and Matthias Sommer took third place.
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Tuesday gold medals
Women’s Gold Medal: Corinne Sutter (Switzerland)
Men’s Doubles Gold Medal: Francesco Friedrich and Torsten Margis (Germany)
Men’s Gold Medal: Jürgen Graback (Norway)
Women’s Preliminary Round – Gold Medal: Canada (Evanni Blondin, Valerie Maltis, Isabel Weidmann)
Men’s Preliminary Round – Gold Medal: Norway (Hallgeir Engebraaten, Peder Kongshaug, Sverre Lunde Pedersen)
Women’s Jump – Gold Medal: Anna Jacir (Austria)
Gold Medal in Men’s Jumping: Sun Ke-ming (China)
Men’s Gold Medal: Mathilde Grimaud (Switzerland)
Individual Gold Medal (4 x 7.5 km): Norway (Sturla Holm Lagreid, Tarjei Bö, Johannes Bö, Vetle Sjaastad Christianen)
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Tuesday’s full program
The Hungarian athlete did not compete.
4.00: steeper women finals
13.15: men doubles race 3 and 4
Men’s Round 9
2.05: Russia – Norway, Canada – China, Switzerland – USA, Sweden – Denmark
Women’s preliminary round 9
7.05: Team China, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, the United States, Switzerland, Great Britain and Japan
Preliminary Round Men’s Men’s Round 10
13.05: Sweden – Great Britain, Italy – USA, Norway – China, Russia – Canada
9.00: Gundersen men’s ski jump (10 km)
12:00: cross country men
7.30: Women, team, semi-finalslast
7.52: Men’s team semi-final matches finals
2.30: women jumping finals
6.00: men jump finals
11.00: Women, short program
2.30: descent men finals
5.30: Men, slopes, playoffs
12:00: men jump qualification
7.30: Men’s Relay (4 x 7.5 km)
National Sports reports on the venue: Gergeli Cohan, Erica Kovacs (text), Karoly Orvay (photo)
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