Parsons takes Britain’s first medal

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

Dom Parsons won Britain’s first medal of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking bronze in the men’s skeleton.

The race however was all about South Korea’s Yun Sungbin who won all four runs during the two-day event, winning by a final margin of 1.63 seconds ahead of Olympic Athletes from Russia representative Nikita Tregurov.

Tregurov’s difference to Parsons was mere 0.02 seconds after a phenomenal fourth run down the track.

It looked like Parsons will miss out a medal but a turn four mistake by the living legend of the sport Martins Dukurs from Latvia gave him the medal by 0.11 seconds.

Britain’s Andrew Musgrave finished 28th in men’s 15km cross-country skiing event, as Switzerland’s Dario Cologna became the first skier to win the same individual event three times in a row.

Silver went to Simen Hegstad Krueger from Norway and bronze to Denis Spitsov, an Olympic Athlete from Russia.

Austria’s Matthias Mayer made up for his mistakes in yesterday’s downhill by winning the gold medal in men’s super-g breaking Norway’s 16-year grip on the title and winning his second Olympic gold, following his downhill triumph in Sochi.

Mayer finished 0.13 seconds ahead of Switzerland’s Beat Feuz, who added the silver medal to his downhill bronze.

Defending champion Kjetil Jansrud from Norway, who finished second in downhill, took the bronze, which is his fifth career Olympic medal.

Sweden’s Frida Hansdotter edged out Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener by 0.05 seconds for the gold medal during the women’s slalom grabbing her first Olympic medal.

Bronze went to 20-year-old Katharina Gallhuber from Austria, who finished 0.08 seconds ahead of outgoing champion and gold medal favorite Mikaela Shiffrin climbing from ninth to third in the second runs.

Italy’s Michela Moioli won her first Olympic medal after taking victory in the women’s snowboard cross final.

Julia Pereira de Sousa Mabileau of France finished second with Sochi champion Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic third.

Hanna Huskova from Belarus won her first Olympic gold medal during the women’s freestyle skiing ariels competition.

Silver went to China’s Zhang Xin with another Chinese athlete Kong Fanyu taking the bronze.

Huskova was in fourth after the second round of the finals but a near perfect back lay-full-full resulted in 96.14 points, edging Kong by 0.62 points.

The Netherlands got back to their winning ways in the Gangneung Oval thanks to Esmee Visser in the women’s 5 000m competition.

Visser finished 1.62 seconds clear of Martina Sablikova from the Czech Republic with Olympic Athlete from Russia Natalia Voronina a further 2.13 seconds behind in third.

After a week of competition Germany leads the medals table with nine gold, two silver and four bronze medals, followed by Norway (six/eight/five) and the Netherlands (six/five/two).

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