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Vancouver Day 5: Russia Just Misses Out Again

Two results yet from Day 4 saw the PR China get off the mark with two medals in a day-end which favoured the Far East with five out of six medals in the Pairs Free Figure Skating and Men’s Speed Skating 500 metres Race 2 of 2 finals. Russia yet again misses out of the medals, despite being in the running. What is going on?

From Day 4, two medals events since we closed publication

Figure Skating – Pairs Free Skating

Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao (PR China) Gold; Qing Pan and Jian Tong (PR China) Silver; Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy (Germany) Bronze. In fourth place were Russia’s Yuko Kavaguti and Aleksandr Smirnov. In seventh, Maria Mukhortova and Maksim Trankov and in eleventh, Vera Bazarova and Yuri Larionov.

Speed Skating – Men’s 500m Race 2 of 2

Tae-Bum Mo (Republic of Korea) Gold; Keiichiro Nagashima (Japan) Silver; Joji Kato (Japan) Bronze. The Russian competitors were Dmitry Lobkov (14), Aleksandr Lebedev (32), Timofey Skopin (35) and Evgeny Lalenkov (36)

Day 5

Women’s Biathlon 10 km pursuit

Magdalena Neuner (Germany) Gold; Anastazia Kusmina (Slovakia) Silver; Marie Laure Brunet (France) Bronze. Yet again, Russia missed out: Anna Boulygina finished in sixth and Olga Zaitseva in seventh, while Svetlana Sleptsova and Olga Medvedtseva finished in 18 th and 20 th place.

Men’s Biathlon 12.5 km pursuit

Bjorn Ferry (Sweden) Gold ; Christoph Sumann (Austria) Silver; Vincent Jay (France) Bronze. Russia’s Ivan Tcherezov came close in sixth place; Evgeny Ustyugov finished in fifteenth and Anton Shipulin, 20 th

All results so far

Saturday February 13

Men’s Ski Jumping Individual finals

Simon Ammann (Switzerland) Gold; Adam Malysz (Poland) Silver; Gregor Schlierenzauer (Austria) Bronze.

Men’s 5,000 metre speed skating

Sven Kramer (Netherlands) Gold; Seung-Hoon Lee (Republic of Korea) Silver; Ivan Skobrev (Russia) Bronze.

Women’s Biathlon 7.5 km sprint

Anastazia Kusmina (Slovakia) Gold; Magdalena Neuner (Germany) Silver; Marie Dorin (France) Bronze.

Men’s Short Track 1,500 metre finals

Jung-Su Lee (Republic of Korea) Gold; Apolo Anton Ohno (USA) Silver; J.R. Celski (USA) Bronze

Women’s Freestyle Skiing (Moguls)

Hannah Kearney (USA) Gold; Jennifer Heil (Canada) Silver; Shannon Bahrke (USA) Bronze.

Sunday February 14

Men’s Biathlon 10 km Sprint

Vincent Jay, France (Gold), Emil Hegle Svendsen, Norway (Silver) Jakov Fak, Croatia (Bronze)

Women’s 3,000 m speed skating

Martina Sablikova (Czech Republic) Gold; Stephanie Beckert (Germany) Silver; Kristina Groves (Canada) Bronze.

Men’s Nordic Combined – Individual NH/10kmCC – 10 km

Jason Lamy Chappuis (France) Gold; Johnny Spillane (USA) Silver; Alessandro Pittin (Italy) Bronze

Luge – Men’s Singles Run 4

Felix Loch (Germany) Gold; David Moeller (Germany) Silver; Armin Zoeggeler (Italy) Bronze

Freestyle Skiing – Men’s Moguls Finals

Alexandre Bilodeau (Canada) Gold; Dale Begg-Smith (Australia) Silver; Bryon Wilson (USA) Bronze

Monday February 15

Women’s Cross-Country Skiing 10 km Free

Charlotte Kalla (Sweden) Gold; Kristina Smigun-Vaehi (Estonia) Silver; Marit Bjoergen (Norway) Bronze

Men’s Downhill Alpine Skiing

Didier Defago (Switzerland) Gold; Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway); Bode Miller (USA) Bronze)

Cross-Country Skiing – Men’s 15 km Free

Dário Cologna (Zwitzerland) Gold; Pietro Piller Cottrer (Italy) Silver; Lukas Bauer (Czech Republic) Bronze.

Snowboard – Men’s Cross Finals

Seth Wescott (USA) Gold; Mike Robertson (Canada) Silver; Tony Ramoin (France) Bronze

Figure Skating – Pairs Free Skating

Xue Shen and Hongbo Zhao (PR China) Gold; Qing Pan and Jian Tong (PR China) Silver; Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy (Germany) Bronze)

Speed Skating – Men’s 500m Race 2 of 2

Tae-Bum Mo (Republic of Korea) Gold; Keiichiro Nagashima (Japan) Silver; Joji Kato (Japan) Bronze

Tuesday February 16

Women’s Biathlon 10 km pursuit

Magdalena Neuner (Germany) Gold; Anastazia Kusmina (Slovakia) Silver; Marie Laure Brunet (France) Bronze

Men’s Biathlon 12.5 km pursuit

Bjorn Ferry (Sweden) Gold ; Christoph Sumann (Austria) Silver; Vincent Jay (France) Bronze

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY

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