Pyeongchang 2018 Review of Day 7
It was a good day for the hosts as South Korea won its second gold of the Games, and its first ever Winter Olympic medal outside of skating. Yun Sungbin (above) stood on top of the podium, while Martins Dukurs of Latvia and Team World narrowly missed out on a medal. His mistake in the final run echoed a similar error from 2010, meaning that the greatest skeleton slider of all time is unlikely ever to claim an Olympic crown.
Dom Parsons of Great Britain took a surprising bronze, while the first two runs of the women’s competition suggest that Team GB’s record in that event could also continue.
In the Alpine skiing, Matthias Mayer of Austria added the Super G to his downhill gold from Sochi, but Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States failed to retain her slalom title, as victory went instead to Frida Hansdotter of Sweden. There was more disappointment for Lindsey Jacobellis in the snowboard cross. Like Dukurs, she finished fourth in what might have been her last chance for gold, and the champion was Michela Moioli of Italy.
Two contrasting countries won their first golds of 2018. Dario Cologna won the 15km cross country title, for the winter sports power of Switzerland. Belarus is not a winter sports power, except in freestyle skiing aerials, where Hanna Huskova was victorious.
Finland’s men’s ice hockey team hit five for the second match in a row, against Norway.