Norway finally wins downhill gold

Evgeni Vakov and Zuzanna Marciniak bring you all the action from day six of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Norway finally won their first men’s downhill gold medal thanks to 35-years-old veteran Aksel Lund Svindal, who also is now the oldest Olympic alpine gold medallist

Svindal edged compatriot Kjetil Jansrud by 0.12 seconds while current world champion Beat Feuz from Switzerland finished a further 0.06 behind.

Sochi winner Matthias Mayer from Austria did not manage to repeat his performance from four years ago and finished in ninth place.

United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin took her second Olympic gold after her victory in women’s giant slalom on Thursday.

Silver went to Norway’s Ragnhild Mowinckel, while Italian Federica Brignone took her first Olympic bronze.

First run leader Manuela Molgg from Italy finished in eight position after a disappointing second run.

Norway’s day continued the become better and better after Ragnhild Haga surprisingly took home the gold medal in the women’s 10km freestyle cross-country.

Haga finished over 20 second ahead of Swede’s Charlotte Kalla, while Finland’s Krista Parmakoski and Norway’s Marit Bjorgen tied for the bronze 31.9 second behind Haga.

Hanna Oberg from Sweden took an unexpected gold medal in the women’s 15km biathlon individual after hitting all 20 of her targets.

Anastasiya Kuzmina from Slovakia took her second silver medal of the games, finishing 24.7 seconds behind, thanks to the two penalty minutes she got on the shooting range.

The winner of both the sprint and the pursuit, Laura Dahlmeier from Germany ended up third after missing her first shot of the race.

Johannes Thingnes Boe ended Norway’s best day at the games so far, by taking the gold medal in the men’s 20km individual with two penalty minutes but a very fast skiing allowed him to take the gold.

Jakov Fak from Slovenia and Dominik Landertinger from Austria both hit 20/20 but their slow skiing resulted in silver and bronze respectively.

Frenchman Martin Fourcade was set to win the event, but two misses in his final two shots of the race, costed him any chance of medal and placed him in fifth.

Germany added two more gold medals to their tally, after Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot won the figure skating pair event, ahead of Chinese pair Wenjing Sui/Cong Han and Canada’s Meagen Duhamel and Eric Radford.

The other gold came during the luge team relay event where Natalie Gaisenberger, Johannes Ludwig, Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt finished marginally ahead of Canada and Austria.

In men’s snowboard cross competition gold went to Pierre Vaultier from France, whit Australian Jarryd Hughes and Spaniard Regino Hernandes completing the podium.

The Gangneung Oval produced the first non-Dutch gold medal after Canadian Ted-Jan Bloemen won the men’s 10 000m speed skating event ahead of Jorrit Bergsma from the Netherlands and Nicola Tumolero of Italy.

Germany remains on top of the medals table with nine gold, two silver and four bronze medals, with Norway now in second following their brilliant day with six gold, seven silver and four bronze medals while the Netherlands moves back a place with five gold, five silver and two bronze medals.

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