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Five Countries Win Gold Medals in Sunday Events at Sochi Olympics

Athletes from Slovakia, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and the United States have won gold medals in Sunday events at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia defended her Olympic title from the Vancouver games four years ago by winning the women's biathlon 7.5-kilometer sprint.

Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust won the women's 3,000-meter race, edging out skaters from the Czech Republic and Russia.

Austrian Matthias Mayer took the top prize in the Alpine skiing downhill men's event.

Switzerland's Dario Cologna won the men's 30-kilometer cross country skiathlon.

And Jamie Anderson of the United States won the inaugural women's snowboarding slopestyle competition ahead of athletes from Finland and Britain.

Medals will also be awarded Sunday in three other events: men's ski jumping, team figure skating and men's luge singles

Norway leads the medal count with six, and is tied with the U.S. and the Netherlands for the most gold medals with two.



There are 98 medal events at the Sochi Games, 12 more than in Vancouver four years ago.

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