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February 12, 2014

Sochi 2014: Day Four Summary

The Sochi Olympics were in full swing with seven different sports giving out medals on Day 4.

Many of the long-term events like curling and hockey continued their preliminary rounds on Tuesday, but there were plenty of competitions that concluded as well. This saw a number of athletes realizing their wildest dreams while many more suffered the agony of defeat.   

One of the top contenders to win the medal count added to its total on Tuesday thanks to some of Norway's top cross-country skiers.

Ola Vigen Hattestad earned gold in the men's sprint free, while Norway went one-two in women's with Maiken Caspersen Falla securing gold and Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg grabbing silver.

The country was expecting even more on the women's side with Marit Bjoergen entering as a favorite to win it all, but she was eliminated before the finals.

Falla saw this as an opening, telling the media, via AP's Mattias Karen, via ABC News, "After seeing favorite after favorite not reaching the final, I really saw my opportunity. The rest of this day will be one dream and I won't understand what happened until I get back to Norway."

Norway now has over 100 medals in cross-country skiing all time at the Winter Olympics.

If this was not enough, Tora Berger combined her skiing skills with her shooting ability to win silver in the biathlon pursuit. She missed only one out of 20 shots to finish behind only Darya Domracheva in the competition.

Norway clearly has cornered the market on these sports, and it is helping them stay high in the medal count.

 

 

 

Medal Table (by Country)

 

Country

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

1

Norway

4

3

4

11

2

Canada

4

3

2

9

3

Germany

4

1

0

5

4

Netherlands

3

2

3

8

5

United States

2

1

4

7

6

Switzerland

2

0

0

2

7

Russian Federation

1

3

3

7

8

Austria

1

3

0

4

9

France

1

0

2

3

10

Belarus

1

0

0

1

10

Poland

1

0

0

1

10

Slovakia

1

0

0

1

10

South Korea

1

0

0

1

14

Sweden

0

3

1

4

15

Czech Republic

0

2

1

3

16

Slovenia

0

1

2

3

17

Italy

0

1

1

2

17

Japan

0

1

1

2

19

China

0

1

0

1

19

Finland

0

1

0

1

21

Great Britain & N. Ireland

0

0

1

1

21

Ukraine

0

0

1

1

 

Text by Bleacher Report
 

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