Exclusive Coverage: Pyeongchang 2018 Day 4 Updates (Updated)

Exclusive Coverage: Pyeongchang 2018 Day 4 Updates (Updated)

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Team USA thrash Olympic Athletes from Russia

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson set a new Winter Olympics record on Tuesday, scoring the two fastest back-to-back goals in Games history, as Team USA ran out comfortable 5-0 winners against the Olympic Athletes from Russia.

Her two strikes in the second period, only six seconds apart, beat the previous record of eight seconds set by Sweden’s Carl Goran Oberg in 1960 at Squaw Valley.

Canada win historic gold medal

Team Canada secured the first mixed curling gold medal in Winter Olympics history.

Introduced for the first time at PyeongChang 2018, Kaitlyn Lawes and John Morris won top honors, beating Switzerland’s Jenny Perret and Martin Rios in the final.

Luge crash

American Emily Sweeney suffered a scary-looking crash as the women’s luge final reached its conclusion, sliding sideways like a corkscrew before hitting the top and bottom of the track. Sweeney was conscious and walked away as her family watched on.

Gold for Italy’s Arianna Fontana

The final of the women’s 500 meter speed skating final is decided by 22 centimeters!

Arianna Fontana, silver medalist from Sochi four years ago, bags Italy’s first gold of PyeongChang 2018 and bursts into floods of tears.

The 27-year-old edges out home favorite Choi Min-jeong much to the despair of the home crowd.

But it goes from bad to worse for the Korean, who is subsequently disqualified for an apparent push, meaning Dutch skater Yara Van Kerkhof is upgraded to silver and Canadian Kim Boutin is the ecstatic recipient of the bronze medal.

There seems to be a considerable amount of confusion surrounding Choi’s disqualification. The home crowd are certainly not happy.

It’s more Olympic heartbreak for Elise Christie as history repeats itself and she crashes out on the penultimate lap.

Another Olympic record for Elise Christie

She was distraught in Sochi four years ago, heartbroken over multiple disqualifications and then death threats from South Korean fans angry their skaters had crashed.

But Britain’s Elise Christie looks on course for some kind of redemption after snatching back her Olympic record (42.17s) to progress safely from her 500 meters quarterfinal.

The record had fallen in the heats, but Christie — the world record holder over 500m, and the 1,000m and 1,500m world champion — surged clear to lay down a marker ahead of the semifinal.

“Silver Stina” going for gold

The cross-country sprint qualifiers have just drawn to a close and and Swedish skier Stina Nilsson sets the fastest time in the women’s race.

Nicknamed “Silver Stina” due to her having won four silvers at World Championship level, but never a gold, the 24-year-old is in pole position to upgrade to the top prize in Pyeongchang.

Meanwhile, Finland’s Ristomatti Hakola took top spot in the men’s race.

Matthias Mayer suffered a nasty crash

Defending Olympic downhill Matthias Mayer suffered a nasty crash in the slalom section of the men’s combined — although it was those standing at the side of the slope who came off worse.

The Austrian lost control of his skis and careered into members of the course crew … thankfully everybody walked away unhurt.

This is how it feels to win your first gold medal

Marcel Hirscher, arguably the greatest skier of his generation, finally got his hands on a first Olympic gold.

Already the winner of a record six straight World Cup overall titles, as well as six World Championship golds, it was the top prize at the Winter Olympics which had somehow, inexplicably, eluded the Austrian great.

“Well, it’s not real for now, but I think in a few hours it’ll come closer and especially during the prize-giving ceremony. A dream coming true,” the 28-year-old said.

“All the people expected me to win a gold medal, especially in Austria, my home country, where skiing is big.

“Everyone is saying, ‘Nice career, but an Olympic gold medal is still missing’. This is perfect, unbelievable.”

A “hungry” Olympic champion

In between her gold medal-winning runs, a rumbling stomach left 17-year-old Chloe Kim ruing not finishing her breakfast.

The snowboarding sensation, who becomes the first woman born after 1 January 2000 to win a gold medal at the Winter Games, even suggested she should ride “hungry” more often.

Kim overtook teammate Kelly Clark — who was 18 years old at Salt Lake City in 2002 — as the youngest female gold medalist in Olympic snowboard.

Slalom medals decided!

Austria’s Marcel Hirscher gets his hands on his first Olympic Gold, while France’s Alexis Pinturault and Victor Muffat-Jeandet take Silver and Bronze, respectively.

Huge crash on the Slalom course

A big fall at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre as Austrian Mattias Mayer slips out, taking out a number of bystanders.

High winds can’t slow Marcel Hirscher

The Austrian careens down the course as the wind whips the snow up into a fine fog, partially obscuring him as he crosses the line in the day’s fastest time!

His 2:06.52 is over a second fastest than the next competitor, France’s Victor Muffat-Jeandet. Hirscher’s countryman Marco Schwarz is currently in third.

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