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Vancouver Day 4: Russia Just Outside the Medals Again

On Day 4 Russia still has only one Bronze medal in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, after just missing out yet again in the Men’s Luge Singles (Run 4), where Albert Demtschenko finished in fourth place, less than a tenth of a second behind Bronze medallist Armin Zoeggeler of Italy.

Results from close of publication yesterday and Russian standings:

Day 3 Sunday February 14

Women’s 3,000 m speed skating

Martina Sablikova (Czech Republic) Gold; Stephanie Beckert (Germany) Silver; Kristina Groves (Canada) Bronze. Galina Lihkachova finished in 20 th.

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

Jason Lamy Chappuis (France) Gold; Johnny Spillane (USA) Silver; Alessandro Pittin (Italy) Bronze. Russia’s Sergei Maslennilov finished in 42nd place.

Luge – Men’s Singles Run 4

Felix Loch (Germany) Gold; David Moeller (Germany) Silver; Armin Zoeggeler (Italy) Bronze. Albert Demtshcnenko finished in fourth place, less than a tenth of a second behind Zoeggeler.

Freestyle Skiing – Men’s Moguls Finals

Alexandre Bilodeau (Canada) Gold; Dale Begg-Smith (Australia) Silver; Bryon Wilson (USA) Bronze. The Russians Aleksandr Smyshlyaev and Denis Dolgodvorov finished in tenth and fifteenth, respectively.

Women’s Cross-Country Skiing 10 km Free

Charlotte Kalla (Sweden) Gold; Kristina Smigun-Vaehi (Estonia) Silver; Marit Bjoergen (Norway) Bronze. The 4 Russian women competing were Evgenia Medvedeva (7), Olga Savialova (14), Natalia Korosteleva (19) and Irina Khazona (20).

Men’s Downhill Alpine Skiing

Didier Defago (Switzerland) Gold; Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway); Bode Miller (USA) Bronze). Russians Aleksandr Horoshilov and Stepan Zuev finished in 45 th and 54 th positions.

Cross-Country Skiing – Men’s 15 km Free

Dário Cologna (Zwitzerland) Gold; Pietro Piller Cottrer (Italy) Silver; Lukas Bauer (Czech Republic) Bronze. The Russians Maksim Vylegzhanin, Aleksandr Legkov, Petr Sedov and Sergei Shiriaev finished in ninth, fifteenth, 26 th and 31 st positions.

Snowboard – Men’s Cross Finals

Seth Wescott (USA) Gold; Mike Robertson (Canada) Silver; Tony Ramoin (France) Bronze. Russia’s Andrei Boldykov finished in 15 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

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY

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