BEIJING – Last on Beijing Winter Olympics:
Sixteen years after he won the Olympic gold medal in curling, Brad Gushu returns to Canada with a bronze.
The Canadians took advantage of the missed final throw of the American – and the current Olympic champion – John Schuster in the penultimate final, which turned a one-point advantage into an insurmountable lead of 8-5.
Gushu won gold in Turin in 2006. He then shared the podium with Schuster, who won bronze.
This time the Canadian skip knocked down his American counterpart.
The Americans led 5-4 with two points in sixth, then Canada scored two in eighth and took the lead. When the United States held the lead in the last stone in the ninth, Schuster tried to knock down two Canadian stones in the points zone, but missed.
This gave Gusha two points, with one end to end. The third before Canada’s last throw cleared all American stones outside the target zone, leaving no chance for the US to equalize, and Schuster immediately gave way.
Justin Breis-Boucher went to the front with strong, patient shooting and stayed there with his ski races to win the women’s race from the mass start in biathlon at the Olympics.
Strong winds affected the field as they lined up each time to shoot, but Bryza-Boucher missed only once in the last shot from the spot and went skiing from a distance in the first place. She held back and crossed the line with the French flag in 40 minutes 18 seconds.
Norwegian teammates Tyril Eckhoff and Marte Olsbu Roizland missed two targets in the last match and together left the distance, lagging behind the Frenchwoman by 48 seconds. Eckhoff chased silver hard, 15.3 seconds behind Bryce-Boucher.
Reisland won bronze – her fifth medal at the Beijing Games.
Ruisland is the second biathlete, man or woman, to win a medal in all four individual competitions at the Olympics, compared to the great Norwegian Ole Einar Bjorndalen. She also won gold in the mixed relay.
In the Olympic ski cross final at Snow Park in Ghent, Ryan Regez led to a 1-2 finish.
Regges took the lead early and never gave up on a track full of bumps, jumps and bumps. Shortly after crossing the finish line, he raised his hands triumphantly.
His teammate, 36-year-old Alexei Fiva, finished with a silver medal, and Russian athlete Sergei Rydik won bronze.
As a child Reges always thought of his future in downhill skiing, particularly downhill skiing. If that didn’t work out, he started training as a designer before discovering skis.
It paid off in gold.
In the small final, Italian cross-country racer Simone Deramedis won the race with a small share of flair. He broke away from the last jump and did the twine before crossing the finish line.
The President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach criticized the entourage of Russian figure skater Kamila Valiyeva for their “great coldness” towards the 15-year-old figure skater after her mistaken skating at the Beijing Olympics.
Bach says it was “cold” on television. Valieva, who was at the center of controversy over a positive doping test, ranked fourth overall despite first place in the women’s short program earlier in the week.
IOC President did not name Welsh coach Ether Tutberidze, who told the camera Valiyeva was visibly upset “Why did you let it go? Why did you stop fighting? ”
Bach says, “You could feel this chilled atmosphere, this distance.”
On the eve of the Olympics, Tutberidze and other members of Valiyeva’s entourage will investigate the positive test of the teenager for heart medication.
Bach says the pressure on Valiyev was “beyond my imagination.”
Eileen Gu won gold in the finals of the women’s half-wind and cold morning ski hoppipe competition to become the first athlete to win three medals at the same Winter Olympics.
Gu warmed up with a score of 93.25 in his first run before climbing even higher and even more to post 95.25 in the second. For her third and final pass, and when the contest was closed, she made a beautiful leisurely walk.
An excellent freestyler of American descent representing China already possessed gold from the great air and silver from the slopestyle.
Incumbent Olympic champion Cassie Sharp from Canada took second place, and her teammate Rachel Carker won bronze. Teenager Hannah Folhaber became the best American to take sixth place.
German Francesco Friedrich took part in the last day of bobsleigh training for four people at the Beijing Olympics on Friday, a day after he suggested he might miss a class.
On Friday, Friedrich was the first of the sleds in the final training session. Perhaps this played a role in his decision to participate. Friedrich was one of the last sledges to come out on the ice on Thursday during a four-man training session, and afterwards the three-time Olympic champion spoke out. concerns about route conditions.
He probably liked what he saw on Friday. Friedrich started the day with a run of 58.98 seconds. This week it was his fastest in five trips on the ice of the Yanting Sliding Center on a sleigh of four.
He is the top favorite for gold in the four-man competition, which starts on Saturday.
Some of the best sliders decided to skip training on Friday, including Canadian teammates Justin Cripps and Chris Spring, German Christoph Hafer and Latvian veteran Oscars Cybermanis. It is unusual for veterans to give up training to save their body and sled for the next two days of competition.
Eileen Gu got the highest score in her first race in the women’s halfpipe final when she claims to be the first athlete to win three medals at the same Winter Games.
The a wonderful freestyler of American descent representing China, already owns gold from the big air and silver from the slopestyle.
On a stormy and cool day Gu made a solid result and scored 93.25 to easily lead. Incumbent Olympic champion Cassie Sharp of Canada is in second place after the first series of three, and her teammate Rachel Carker was third. American teen Hannah Folhaber came in fourth.
The temperature fluctuated around 3 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 16 degrees Celsius) at a wind of 11 miles per hour.
Judges who allowed Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, participating in the Beijing Olympics, despite a positive test for the banned substance, accused anti-doping officials of “ineffective activities.”
Sports Arbitration Court, v a recently published 41-page paper explaining his decision, referred to the “unbearable delay” in a test laboratory in Sweden.
This meant that Valiyeva’s positive test for heart medication was only detected during the Olympics, despite the fact that her urine sample arrived in Stockholm on December 29. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected laboratory staff.
Her lawyers suggested she was infected because her grandfather was using illicit heart medications, on which she tested positive.
The judges’ full verdict was released early Friday, hours after 15-year-old Valieva error filled skates released her from the lead and took fourth place in the individual standings of the Women’s Olympic Games.
The International Testing Agency reported that Ukrainian bobsledder Lydia Gunko tested positive for anabolic steroids at the Beijing Games.
ITA says it failed a drug test after Monday’s competition. She finished 20th female monobob.
Hunko is the third athlete with a positive doping test at the Beijing Olympics and the second from Ukraine after skier Valentina Kaminskaya.
In all three ITA cases, a steroid was detected in Beijing.
The 28-year-old Hunko took second place in the world’s strongest woman competition in 2016, according to her official biography of the athlete at the Beijing Olympics.
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