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Roundup of Olympic Medals from Thursday, Feb. 17


Canada's Jamie Lee Rattray celebrates after defeating the United States in the women's gold medal hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2022, in Beijing.

ALPINE SKIING

Women's Alpine Combined

Defending champion Michelle Gisin of Switzerland clinched a second straight Olympic gold medal in the Alpine combined race after Mikaela Shiffrin again skied out in the slalom run.

Gisin beat teammate Wendy Holdener by 1.05 seconds in the two-run race to help Switzerland make it a record five gold medals in Alpine skiing at a single Olympics.

Federica Brignone of Italy was third, 1.85 seconds behind Gisin, to claim a second medal in Beijing. She also took silver in the giant slalom — another race Shiffrin failed to finish.

Michelle Gisin of Switzerland, gold, left, and Federica Brignone of Italy, bronze, celebrate after the medal ceremony for the women's combined at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing.
Michelle Gisin of Switzerland, gold, left, and Federica Brignone of Italy, bronze, celebrate after the medal ceremony for the women's combined at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2022, in the Yanqing district of Beijing.

FIGURE SKATING

Women's Individual

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva ends in fourth place in the women’s individual figure skating event, which she competed in despite failing a pre-Olympics doping test.

The 15-year-old was atop the leaderboard after Tuesday’s short program, but falls and stumbles shunted her out of contention Thursday night.

The stumble means Valieva’s Russian teammate Anna Shcherbakova took first. Russian Alexandra Trusova placed second and Japanese figure skater Kaori Sakamato claimed third. The trio will get medals. The IOC had said they wouldn’t hold a medal ceremony if Valieva placed in the top three.

From left, silver medalist, Alexandra Trusova, of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), gold medalist, Anna Shcherbakova, of the ROC, and bronze medalist, Kaori Sakamoto, of Japan, pose after the women's figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympi
From left, silver medalist, Alexandra Trusova, of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), gold medalist, Anna Shcherbakova, of the ROC, and bronze medalist, Kaori Sakamoto, of Japan, pose after the women's figure skating competition at the 2022 Winter Olympi

FREESTYLE SKIING

Women's Skicross

World champion Sandra Naeslund of Sweden won the women’s Olympic skicross competition in a race where the third-place finisher was disqualified.

Naeslund opened up a lead and held off Canada’s Marielle Thompson on a snowy day along the winding course filled with bumps and jumps.

The third-place finisher was Fanny Smith of Switzerland, but after a delay the bronze was awarded to Daniela Maier of Germany. Smith moved her left ski directly into the line of Maier and Maier briefly lost her balance. Maier fell two body lengths behind and couldn’t catch up. Following the review, Smith’s place was listed as “RAL” -- ranked as last.

From left silver medalist Canada's Marielle Thompson, gold medalist Sweden's Sandra Naeslund and bronze medalist Germany's Daniela Maier celebrate after the women's skicross finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China.
From left silver medalist Canada's Marielle Thompson, gold medalist Sweden's Sandra Naeslund and bronze medalist Germany's Daniela Maier celebrate after the women's skicross finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China.

HOCKEY

Women's

Canada defeated the United States 3-2 in the fierce rivals’ latest showdown to win the gold medal in women’s hockey.

Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice and assisted on Sarah Nurse’s goal to add another chapter to her legacy as “Captain Clutch” for Canada. Goalie Ann-Renee Desbiens made 38 saves and was at her best when under siege.

Canada won Olympic gold for the fifth time in seven chances since women’s hockey was introduced at the 1998 Nagano Games. The defending champion U.S. settled for silver for a fourth time.

Finland won bronze a day earlier by beating Switzerland 4-0.

Canada goalkeeper Emerance Maschmeyer and Natalie Spooner, right, pose with their gold medals after defeating the United States in during the women's gold medal hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2022, in Beijing.
Canada goalkeeper Emerance Maschmeyer and Natalie Spooner, right, pose with their gold medals after defeating the United States in during the women's gold medal hockey game at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2022, in Beijing.

NORDIC COMBINED

Team Gundersen Large Hill/4x5km Cross-Country

Norway won Olympic gold in the Nordic combined team competition after overcoming the COVID-related loss of Jarl Magnus Riiber. The team led by four-time Olympic gold medalist Joergen Graabak pulled away late in the cross-country race to win by 54.9 seconds. It was an impressive result after Riiber went home earlier in the day.

Germany won silver for its sixth straight Olympic medal in the team event. Japan finished third.

Gold medal finishers from left, Norway's Espen Bjoernstad, Espen Andersen, Jens Luraas Oftebro and silver medalist Germany's Vinzenz Geiger celebrate after the cross-country skiing competition of the team Gundersen large hill/4x5km at the 2022 Winter Olym
Gold medal finishers from left, Norway's Espen Bjoernstad, Espen Andersen, Jens Luraas Oftebro and silver medalist Germany's Vinzenz Geiger celebrate after the cross-country skiing competition of the team Gundersen large hill/4x5km at the 2022 Winter Olym

SPEEDSKATING

Women's 1000M

Miho Takagi of Japan won her fourth speedskating medal of the Beijing Games and the first individual gold of her career with an Olympic-record victory in the women’s 1,000 meters.

The silver went to Jutta Leerdam of the Netherlands, while Brittany Bowe of the United States claimed the first individual medal of her career with a bronze.

Takagi won with a time of 1 minute, 13.19 seconds, easily breaking the previous Olympic record of 1:13.56 set in 2018 by Jorien ter Mors. Leerdam posted a time of 1:13.83 despite dragging her left hand on the ice to stay upright in a turn. Bowe grabbed the bronze in 1:14.61.

Gold medal winner Miho Takagi of Japan hugs bronze medalist Brittany Bowe of the United States, facing right, after the women's speedskating 1,000-meter finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2022, in Beijing.
Gold medal winner Miho Takagi of Japan hugs bronze medalist Brittany Bowe of the United States, facing right, after the women's speedskating 1,000-meter finals at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Feb. 17, 2022, in Beijing.

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