Tuesday was interesting and eventful at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang.
The main newsbreaks were the positive doping tests of Russian athlete Krushelnitskii and Slovenian hockey player Jeglic. The first one already left the Olympic Games and the second confirms that he forgot to mention his asthma.
‘The result of the test showed the presence of the fenoterol in the urine. I take the medicine against asthma upon the recommendations of the doctor. The treatment was prescribed after the breath tests in Slovakia in 2017. Unfortunately, I forgot to report this to add the medicine as the curative exclusion. I did not pay the attention to the difference with the similar medicines that are allowed and it would allow me to use them in the case of the problems with the breathing at the Olympics. It happened due to my carelessness. I apologize’, Jeglic said.
The results of the day
National Team of Ukraine
Ukrainian athletes in the biathlon showed quite good results in the mixed relay, however, Iryna Varvynets, Yuliia Dzhima, Dmytro Pidruchnyi and Artem Pryma did not succeed to fight with the leaders and they finished at the 7th place.
Viktor Pasichnyk, the Ukrainian athlete in the Nordic combined took the 21st place in the final of cross-country.
The other results:
France won the mixed relay in the biathlon. Norway occupied the second place and bronze medal was won by Italy.
In figure skating, Virtue Tessa and Moir Scott won in the free dance. French pair Papadakis Gabriella and Cizeron Guillaume were the second. Shibutani Maia and Alex from the US took the third place.
Cassie Sharpe from Canada won the halfpipe in the freestyle skiing. Marie Martinod from France was the second and Brita Sigourney from the US took the third place.
The men’s and woman’s qualifications took place in the ice hockey.
The results of the men:
The US –Slovakia: 5:1
Slovenia – Norway: 1:2
Finland – South Korea: 5:2
Switzerland – Germany: 1:2
The results of the women:
Sweden – Korea: 6:1
Switzerland – Japan: 1:0
The winning places in the Nordic combined are occupied by the representatives of Germany: Johannes Rydzek – first place, Fabian Riessle – second place and Eric Frenzel – the third.
South Korea won the ladies’ 3,000m relay in the short track speed skating. Italy is the second and the Netherlands won the bronze medal.