The Thursday passed under the biathlon's sign for the National Team of Ukraine, however, it was not successful. Everything else was as usually: cold, wind, competitions. The National Team of Jamaica on bobsleigh and story of a talented former citizen of Ukraine enlivened the day.
The results of the day
National Team of Ukraine
The showing of the Ukrainian cross-country skiers Maryna Antsybor and Tetiana Antypenko at ladies' 10km free was not successful and they occupied 46th and 52nd places. Ragnhild Haga from Norway won the gold medal, Charlotte Kala from Sweden won the silver medal, while Krista Parmakoski from Finland and Marit Bjoergen from Norway shared the bronze medal.
Ukrainian freestyle skier Olha Polyuk did not succeed to enter the final of the ladies' aerials. She finished the first qualification at the 10th place and it did not allow her to compete in the final, however, she was able to participate in the second qualification and she repeated her result with the 10th place. In the result, she was 16th.
The women's and men's individuals took place in the biathlon.
The results of women athletes:
- Yuliia Dzhima
- Valentyna Semerenko
- Vita Semerenko
- Anastasiya Merkushyna
The winner of the individual is Hanna Oeberg from Sweden, the silver medal was won by Anastasiya Kuzmina from Slovakia and the bronze medal went to Laura Dahlmeier from Germany.
The results of the men:
- Volodymyr Siemakov
- Artem Tyshchenko
- Artem Pryma
- Sergii Semenov
Johannes Boe from Norway won the individual competition. Jakov Fak from Slovenia was the second and Dominik Landertinger was the third.
The other results:
Ladies' giant slalom and men's downhill took place in the alpine skiing. Aksel Svindal from Norway was the first among men. Kjetil Jansrud from Norway was the second and Beat Feuz from Switzerland was the third.
Mikaela Shiffrin from the US was the first in the giant slalom. Ragnhild Mowinckel from Norway won the silver medal and Federica Brignone from Italy won the bronze medal.
In curling, the women played other matches of round robin. The results:
Canada – South Korea: 6:8
Denmark – Japan: 5:8
China – OAR: 6:7
The UK – the US: 4:7
The US – Italy: 9:10
Norway – Canada: 4:7
The UK – Japan: 6:5
Denmark – Switzerland: 7:9
China – the UK: 7:8
Canada – Sweden: 6:7
The US – Switzerland: 5:6
South Korea – Japan: 5:7
Aljona Savchenko, the former citizen of Ukraine and now the representative of Germany and Bruno Massot won the gold medal in figure skating and set the world record. The silver medal went to Chinese pair Sui Wenjing and Han Cong and the bronze medal was won by Canadian pair Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford.
The matches in men's and women's rounds took place in the ice hockey.
The results of the men:
Finland – Germany: 5:2
Norway – Sweden: 0:4
The Czech Republic – South Korea: 2:1
Switzerland – Canada: 1:5
The results of the women:
The US – Canada: 1:2
OAR – Finland: 1:5
The teams relay competition in the luge took place. Germany won the gold medal, Canada – silver and Austria – bronze medal.
Pierre Vaultier from France won in the men's snowboard cross. Australian Jarryd Hughes was the second and Regino Hernandez from Spain was the third.
Ted-Jan Bloemen from Canada was the first in the men's 10, 000m in the speed skating. Jorrit Bergsma from the Netherlands was the second and Italian Nicola Tumolero was the third.
The heroine of the day
Former Ukrainian Aljona Savchenko had a long run to her Olympic gold medal and she succeeded. She and her former partner Robin Szolkowy won only the bronze medal in Vancouver-2010 and Sochi-2014.
She became a winner with another partner Bruno Massot. Savchenko represented Ukraine in 2003 but later moved to Germany and competed in the Olympic Games.
The drama of the day
The National Team of Jamaica on bobsleigh can remain without bob before the beginning of the competition.
The reason is that Sandra Kiriasis, the coach of the team decided to resign and she wants to take away the bob. Kiriasis claims that the Jamaican National Team got the bob only thanked her and she carries the legal responsibility for it.