The biggest budget was allocated for the biathlon as we have chances to win medals in this sport, they said.
In fact, for now, performance of Ukrainian biathlonists is very mediocre. Unfortunately, Monday results are not the exception.
Anyway, let’s start from the beginning.
Results of the day
National Team of Ukraine:
Women's and men's pursuit racing took place. The results of the women athletes:
- Vita Semerenko
- Anastasiya Merkushyna
The result of the men:
- Dmitry Pidruchny
- Artem Pryma
- Serhiy Semenov.
In luge there were two races for women. Olena Stetskiv – 29th place out of 30 (this due to the disqualificationof Austrian luger Birgit Platzer) and Olena Shkhumova – 19th place.
The other results:
Laura Dahlmeier form Germany became the winner of women’s pursuit race in biathlon. Anastasiya Kuzmina from Slovakia won silver and French Anaïs Bescond got the bronze.
The winner of the men's pursuit race in biathlon was the French Martin Fourcade. Silver was won by the representative of Sweden Sebastian Samuelsson, and bronze - by the German Benedikt Doll.
Mixed doubles curling semi-finals took place. The result: Canada - Norway - 8: 4. Switzerland - athletes from Russia - 7: 5.
In figure skating there were team competitions. The result: Canada got the gold, Olympic athletes from Russia got silver, and the United States won bronze.
In freestyle, men mogul finals took place. The results: gold – Canada’s Michael Kingsbury, silver - Matt Graham from Australia, bronze – Japan’s Daichi Hara.
The women's tournament in hockey continues. Switzerland defeated Japan 3: 1. Sweden - Korea - 8: 0.
Luge sports after the second race among women on sleighs is led by Summer Bricher from the USA. Second place was taken by Dajana Eitberger (Germany), and the third – by Natalie Geisenberger (Germany).
In ski jumping after the first round of the competition among women on the K-98 springboard, Maren Lundby from Norway took first place. On the second and third places - Katharina Althaus (Germany) and Sara Takanashi (Japan), respectively.
In snowboarding, the competition among women in slopestyle took place. Gold was won by American Jamie Anderson, silver – by Canadian athlete Laurie Blouin, bronze – by Annie Rukajärvi from Finland.
In the women's half-pipe snowboarding after the second qualification, American Chloe Kim is leading. The second place is taken by the China's Liu Jiayu, annd the third – by Japanese Haruna Matsumoto.
In speed skating, women’s 1500 m race took place. Gold went to Irene Wust from the Netherlands, silver - to the representative of Japan Miho Takagi, bronze - to another Dutch Marrit Leenstra.
The heroine of the day
Anastasiya Kuzmina, Slovakia biathlonist made a phenomenal breakthrough in biathlon pursuit racing. Her starting number was 13 and she had four penalty loops, and yet in the end she could win silver medal for her country.