Hoefl-Riesch wins 2nd gold in super-combined

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SOCHI, Russia — Different American, same result for Maria Hoefl-Riesch — another Olympic gold in the super-combined.

Monday’s Winter Olympics

Winter Olympic Medals Table

At Sochi, Russia

(3 of 8 events Tuesday)

(21 of 26 total events)

Nation G S B Tot

Norway 4 2 4 10

Canada 4 3 2 9

Netherlands 3 2 2 7

United States 2 1 3 6

Russia 1 2 3 6

Sweden 0 3 1 4

Austria 1 2 0 3

Czech Republic 0 2 1 3

Germany 2 0 0 2

France 1 0 1 2

Italy 0 1 1 2

Slovenia 0 1 1 2

Poland 1 0 0 1

Slovakia 1 0 0 1

Switzerland 1 0 0 1

China 0 1 0 1

Finland 0 1 0 1

Britain 0 0 1 1

Ukraine 0 0 1 1

Monday’s Winter Olympic Results

ALPINE SKIING

Women’s Super Combined

Final Ranking

(Downhill; Slalom in parentheses)

  1. Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany, (5, 1:43.72; 3, 50.90) 2:34.62.
  2. Nicole Hosp, Austria, (8, 1:43.95; 4, 51.07) 2:35.02.
  3. Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, Calif., (1, 1:42.68; 13, 52.47) 2:35.15.
  4. Tina Maze, Slovenia, (3, 1:43.54; 7, 51.71) 2:35.25.
  5. Dominique Gisin, Switzerland, (10, 1:44.01; 11, 52.11) 2:36.12.
  6. Ragnhild Mowinckel, Norway, (12, 1:44.28; 8, 51.87) 2:36.15.
  7. Michaela Kirchgasser, Austria, (23, 1:45.72; 2, 50.69) 2:36.41.
  8. Anna Fenninger, Austria, (4, 1:43.67; 14, 52.77) 2:36.44.

NR. Stacey Cook, Mammoth, Calif., DNF.

NR. Laurenne Ross, Bend, Ore., DNF.

NR. Leanne Smith, North Conway, N.H., DNF.

BIATHLON

Men’s 12.5km Pursuit

(Penalties in parentheses)

  1. Martin Fourcade, France, 33:48.6 (1).
  2. Ondrej Moravec, Czech Republic, 34:02.7 (0).
  3. Jean Guillaume Beatrix, France, 34:12.8 (1).
  4. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, Norway, 34:14.5 (3).
  5. Evgeny Ustyugov, Russia, 34:25.3 (1).
  6. Simon Schempp, Germany, 34:27.7 (1).
  7. Emil Hegle Svendsen, Norway, 34:28.8 (1).
  8. Simon Eder, Austria, 34:28.9 (2).

U.S. Finishers

  1. Tim Burke, Paul Smiths, N.Y., 35:37.0 (2).
  2. Lowell Bailey, Lake Placid, N.Y., 36:34.8 (3).
  3. Leif Nordgren, Marine on St. Croix, Minn., 39:31.4 (7).

FREESTYLE SKIING

Men’s Moguls

Finals

Run 1

  1. Alexandr Smyshlyaev, Russia, 24.37 (Q).
  2. Philippe Marquis, Canada, 24.32 (Q).
  3. Mikael Kingsbury, Canada, 24.31 (Q).
  4. Marc-Antoine Gagnon, Canada, 23.45 (Q).
  5. Dmitriy Reiherd, Kazakhstan, 23.10 (Q).
  6. Benjamin Cavet, France, 22.97 (Q).
  7. Matt Graham, Australia, 22.49 (Q).
  8. Alex Bilodeau, Canada, 22.49 (Q).
  9. Patrick Deneen, Cle Elum, Wash., 22.27 (Q).
  10. Choi Jae-Woo, South Korea, 22.11 (Q).
  11. Pavel Kolmakov, Kazakhstan, 21.82 (Q).
  12. Per Spett, Sweden, 21.81 (Q).
  13. Brodie Summers, Australia, 21.78.
  14. Nobuyuki Nishi, Japan, 21.73.
  15. Sho Endo, Japan, 21.73.
  16. Aleksey Pavlenko, Russia, 21.66.
  17. Andrey Volkov, Russia, 21.64.
  18. Jimi Salonen, Finland, 20.75.
  19. Ludvig Fjallstrom, Sweden, 19.83.
  20. Bradley Wilson, Butte, Mont., 9.90.

Referees: William Mcnice (TU); Olivier Grange (TU); Oxana Kushchenko (TU), Italy; Zoe Jaboor (TU); Hana Kaluzikova (TU); Veli Anttila (AI); Helene House (AI).

Run 2

  1. Mikael Kingsbury, Canada, (3, 24.31; 1, 24.54) 24.54 (q).
  2. Marc-Antoine Gagnon, Canada, (4, 23.45; 2, 24.16) 24.16 (q).
  3. Alex Bilodeau, Canada, (8, 22.49; 3, 23.89) 23.89 (q).
  4. Alexandr Smyshlyaev, Russia, (1, 24.37; 4, 23.85) 23.85 (q).
  5. Dmitriy Reiherd, Kazakhstan, (5, 23.10; 5, 23.48) 23.48 (q).
  6. Patrick Deneen, Cle Elum, Wash., (9, 22.27; 6, 23.32) 23.32 (q).
  7. Matt Graham, Australia, (7, 22.49; 7, 23.31) 23.31.
  8. Benjamin Cavet, France, (6, 22.97; 8, 22.46) 22.46.
  9. Philippe Marquis, Canada, (2, 24.32; 9, 22.25) 22.25.
  10. Pavel Kolmakov, Kazakhstan, (11, 21.82; 10, 20.03) 20.03.
  11. Per Spett, Sweden, (12, 21.81; 11, 13.47) 13.47.

NR. Choi Jae-Woo, South Korea, DNF.

Referees: William Mcnice (TU); Olivier Grange (TU); Oxana Kushchenko (TU), Italy; Zoe Jaboor (TU); Hana Kaluzikova (TU); Veli Anttila (AI); Helene House (AI).

Medal Run

  1. Alex Bilodeau, Canada, 26.31.
  2. Mikael Kingsbury, Canada, 24.71.
  3. Alexandr Smyshlyaev, Russia, 24.34.
  4. Marc-Antoine Gagnon, Canada, 23.35.
  5. Dmitriy Reiherd, Kazakhstan, 22.80.
  6. Patrick Deneen, Cle Elum, Wash., 22.16.

Referees: William Mcnice (TU); Olivier Grange (TU); Oxana Kushchenko (TU), Italy; Zoe Jaboor (TU); Hana Kaluzikova (TU); Veli Anttila (AI); Helene House (AI).

SHORT TRACK SPEEDSKATING

Men’s 1500

Final B

  1. Sebastien Lepape, France, 2:21.483.
  2. Francois Hamelin, Canada, 2:21.592.
  3. Sin Da Woon, South Korea, 2:22.066.
  4. Semen Elistratov, Russia, 2:24.352.
  5. Sjinkie Knegt, Netherlands, 2:39.581.

NR. Park Se Yeong, South Korea, PEN.

Final A

  1. Charles Hamelin, Canada, 2:14.985.
  2. Han Tianyu, China, 2:15.055.
  3. Victor An, Russia, 2:15.062.
  4. J.R. Celski, Federal Way, Wash., 2:15.624.
  5. Chen Dequan, China, 2:15.626.
  6. Lee Han-Bin, South Korea, 2:16.466.
  7. Jack Whelbourne, Britain, No Time.

SPEEDSKATING

Men’s 500

Final Ranking

  1. Michel Mulder, Netherlands (2, 34.63; 2, 34.67) 1:9.312.
  2. Jan Smeekens, Netherlands (1, 34.59; 3, 34.72) 1:9.324.
  3. Ronald Mulder, Netherlands (6, 34.969; 1, 34.49) 1:9.460.
  4. Mo Tae Bum, South Korea (4, 34.84; 5, 34.85) 1:9.690.
  5. Joji Kato, Japan (5, 34.966; 4, 34.77) 1:9.740.
  6. Keiichiro Nagashima, Japan (3, 34.79; 16, 35.25) 1:10.04.
  7. Roman Krech, Kazakhstan (9, 35.04; 6, 35.00) 1:10.04.
  8. Nico Ihle, Germany (7, 34.99; 9, 35.11) 1:10.10.

U.S. Finishers

  1. Shani Davis, Chicago (22, 35.390; 28, 35.59) 1:10.98.
  2. Tucker Fredricks, Janesville, Wis. (18, 35.278; 37, 35.72) 1:10.99.
  3. Mitchell Whitmore, Waukesha, Wis. (20, 35.34; 35, 35.71) 1:11.06.

NR. Brian Hansen, Glenview, Ill., NRS.

Women’s Olympics Hockey

All Times EST

Preliminary Round

Group A

W L OTW OTL Pts GF GA

United States 2 0 0 0 6 12 1

Canada 2 0 0 0 6 8 0

Finland 0 2 0 0 0 1 6

Switzerland 0 2 0 0 0 0 14

Group B

W L OTW OTL Pts GF GA

Sweden 2 0 0 0 6 5 0

Russia 1 0 0 0 3 4 1

Japan 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Germany 0 2 0 0 0 1 9

Saturday, Feb. 8

Group A: United States 3, Finland 1

Group A: Canada 5, Switzerland 0

Sunday, Feb. 9

Group B: Sweden 1, Japan 0

Group B: Russia 4, Germany 1

Monday, Feb. 10

Group A: United States 9, Switzerland 0

Group A: Canada 3, Finland 0

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Group B: Sweden 4, Germany 0

Group B: Russia vs. Japan, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Group A: Switzerland vs. Finland, 3 a.m.

Group A: Canada vs. United States, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Group B: Japan vs. Germany, 3 a.m.

Group B: Sweden vs. Russia, Noon

Saturday, Feb. 15

Quarterfinals

TBD, 3 a.m.

TBD, 7:30 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Quarterfinals

TBD, 3 a.m.

TBD, Noon

Monday, Feb. 17

Semifinals

TBD, 7:30 a.m.

TBD, Noon

Tuesday, Feb. 18

Classification Round

TBD, 3 a.m.

TBD, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Bronze Medal

7 a.m.

Gold Medal

Noon

Just as she did four years ago at the Vancouver Games, Hoefl-Riesch found herself trailing an American after the downhill leg before using her slalom skills to vault into first place and successfully defend her Olympic title in the dual-run event.

The German finished less than a second ahead of both silver medalist Nicole Hosp of Austria and Julia Mancuso of the United States, who won the bronze. Mancuso won silver in the event in Vancouver.

Lindsey Vonn had the fastest downhill time in Vancouver, but when Vonn skied out on the slalom, Hoefl-Riesch roared back to claim gold. This time, Vonn is out with an injury, and Mancuso replaced her at the top the standings after the downhill.

Also on Day 4 of the Sochi Olympics, Charles Hamelin of Canada raced to the 1,500-meter short track speedskating gold, and Viktor Ahn earned the bronze to give Russia its first-ever short track medal; Michel Mulder of the Netherlands earned the 500-meter speedskating gold; Martin Fourcade won the 12.5-kilometer biathlon pursuit; and Alex Bilodeau won his second consecutive gold medal in men’s moguls.

ALPINE SKIING: Hoefl-Riesch was fifth fastest in the opening downhill leg, trailing Mancuso by 1.04 seconds. The German’s two-run time of 2 minutes, 34.62 seconds was 0.40 seconds faster than Hosp. Mancuso, who finished 0.53 behind Hoefl-Riesch, won her fourth career Olympic medal in Alpine skiing. No other American woman has won more than two.

SHORT TRACK SPEEDSKATING: At 29, Hamelin was the oldest skater in the first final of the short track competition. The wily veteran maintained a top-three position throughout most of the 14-lap race, leaving enough at the end to defeat a loaded field, including Ahn and silver medalist Han Tianyu of China. Ahn was a three-time gold medalist for his native South Korea, but after missing the Vancouver Games he changed his name and became a Russian citizen. When he stepped on the medals podium, the mostly Russian crowd erupted in wild cheers.

SPEEDSKATING: Mulder’s 500-meter speedskating victory earned him the title of fastest man on skates. Teammate Jan Smeekens was 0.01 seconds behind for silver, and twin Ronald Mulder took bronze in a Dutch sweep.

_BIATHLON: Fourcade’s win earned France its first medal. Ondrej Moravec of Czech Republic took the silver, and Jean Guillaume Beatrix of France earned bronze. Ole Einar Bjoerndalen of Norway finished fourth, missing out on a record 13th Winter Olympic medal.

MEN’S MOGULS: Bilodeau became the Olympics’ first repeat winner in men’s moguls. Canadian teammate Mikael Kingsbury won the silver, giving the Canadians a 1-2 finish in both men’s and women’s moguls.

CURLING: The Norwegian men, curling’s fashion kings of cool, made their Sochi debut with another snazzy pattern on their pants — a mixture of red, white, blue and gray squares and rectangles. Norway dazzled the U.S. 7-4, but the surprise of opening day was Switzerland’s upset of defending champion Canada. On the women’s side, Sweden defeated Britain 6-4 in a matchup of two favorites for the women’s curling gold.

ICE HOCKEY: The United States romped to a 9-0 victory over Switzerland to all-but clinch a spot in the Olympic women’s hockey semifinals. Canada topped Finland 3-0 to ensure its spot in the semifinals.

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