After being shut out of Saturday’s slate of events, america is lastly on the medal board.
American Julia Marino took silver in women’s slopestyle snowboarding to win her first Olympic medal, 4 years after ending eleventh within the occasion on the Pyeongchang Olympics. Zoi Sadowski-Synnott of New Zealand took gold whereas Australian Tess Coady took bronze.
“All of us sort of put down our greatest tips linked collectively in a slope run, which isn’t simple to do in any respect. I simply assume it’s insanely enormous for the development of girls’s snowboarding, as a result of we’re simply studying day-to-day what we’re able to. And we’re able to loads,” Marino, 24, mentioned.
Sunday’s competition will feature four more medal events on the 2022 Beijing Olympics: Freestyle Snowboarding (Girls’s Moguls), Luge (males’s singles), Ski Leaping (males’s regular hill particular person) and Pace Skating (males’s 5000m).
Team USA women’s hockey may even be again in motion in opposition to Switzerland after profitable their first two matchups in opposition to the Russia Olympic Committee and Finland.
There was excellent news on the COVID entrance, as properly, as bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor was cleared to go away isolation after two destructive exams.
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There is a new medals chief as of Sunday night, because the Russian Olympic Committee added gold and silver medals within the males’s 15km + 15km skiathlon.
Alexander Bolshunov, took dwelling gold with a time of 1:16:09. 4 years after falling in need of profitable a medal within the occasion in Pyeongchang, Denis Spitsov redeemed himself by ending in second at 1:17:20, embraced by Bolshunov as he crossed the end line. Iivo Niskanen of Finland took bronze with a time of 1:18:10.
Crew USA’s Scott Patterson completed in eleventh with a time of 1:20:10 and Gus Schumacher completed thirty ninth in 1:25:14.
With the 2 medals, the ROC now has probably the most medals of this yr’s Video games thus far, with a complete of 4 (one gold, two silvers and one bronze). Norway nonetheless has probably the most gold medals with two.
— Jordan Mendoza
BEIJING — The climate wasted no time wreaking havoc with the Alpine snowboarding schedule on the Beijing Olympics.
The men’s downhill was postponed Sunday because of high winds, which add an unacceptable stage of danger to a race through which skiers are already navigating jumps, turns and uneven terrain at speeds of as much as 90 mph. A make-up date was not instantly given.
“We would like the race to be honest. We would like the most effective ski racer to have the ability to win on race day. I’m glad the organizing committee acknowledges that,” mentioned Ryan Cochran-Siegle, who would have been the tenth skier, and second American, on the course.
With the Olympics already working on a good schedule, climate points will be significantly ruinous in Alpine snowboarding. There are different races every of the subsequent 5 days, starting with the ladies’s big slalom Monday, and officers should determine whether or not to double up or await a break within the schedule later within the Video games.
However that carries its personal danger as a result of there’s no assure there received’t be delays in different occasions. The postponement of the downhill race adopted the cancellation Saturday of the third and ultimate coaching run, additionally due to excessive winds within the center part of the course.
There’s an added complication in Beijing in that each the velocity and technical occasions are being held on the similar venue. So if winds make it inconceivable to race on one course, it’s a great wager situations can be comparable on the opposite.
In Pyeongchang, the velocity and technical occasions befell at totally different resorts about half-hour aside.
“We need to race, however it’s what it’s,” Cochran-Siegle mentioned. “You’ll be able to’t management the wind.”
— Nancy Armour
BEIJING — Crew USA is now all however sure to earn a medal within the staff determine skating competitors, but its slim hopes of winning gold likely died Sunday.
After Karen Chen fell within the ladies’s quick program, Vincent Zhou had a shaky displaying of his personal within the males’s free skate, an occasion he was favored to win. Zhou bailed on a deliberate quad flip try and completed third behind Japan and Russia with a rating of 171.44.
Collectively, the slip-ups by Chen and Zhou go away the U.S. in second place within the standings with 42 factors, sandwiched between the Russian Olympic Committee (45) and Japan (39). They entered Sunday in first.
The opposite two groups remaining within the competitors are Canada and China, although it seems neither would have the ability to climb again into podium place, even with wins in the entire remaining occasions.
The staff competitors will conclude Monday with the free dance, pairs’ free skate and ladies’s free skate.
— Tom Schad
ZHANGJIAKOU, China — America is on the board with its first medal of the Beijing Olympics.
Julia Marino used a huge second run Sunday to win silver in ladies’s snowboard slopestyle, giving america its first medal total of these 2022 Beijing Olympics.
Zoi Sadowski Synnott of New Zealand received the gold and Tess Coady of Australia took the bronze.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson crashed in coaching and certified fifth. She completed ninth total Sunday.
— Rachel Axon
BEIJING — The U.S. slipped to second place within the staff determine skating occasion after the ladies’s quick program when Kamila Valieva of the Russian Olympic Committee dazzled and American Karen Chen took a tough fall.
Chen, 22, skated a clear first a part of her quick program however slammed into the ice on a deliberate triple loop bounce towards the top. She ended up fifth with a rating of 65.20, easing ROC’s path to the highest of the standings.
The Russians entered the week because the heavy favorites to win staff gold, and they’re in place to take action on the halfway level of the competitors. ROC is first with 36 staff factors, adopted by the U.S. (34), Japan (29), Canada (24) and China (22).
The competitors will now shift to the lengthy packages, beginning with the lads’s free skate later Sunday. Vincent Zhou is slated to skate for the U.S.
— Tom Schad
NBC’s broadcast of the opening ceremony from Beijing drew an all-time low Friday, averaging simply 16 million viewers from the U.S. viewers, based on the community. The quantity consists of viewership on its total menu of networks and streaming companies, per the early projections.
That’s an enormous 43% scores drop from the 2018 opening ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea, which drew 28.3 million viewers.
There are a number of causes that would clarify the weak numbers to begin these Olympics.
Pleasure round these Video games has been muted within the U.S. as a result of controversy surrounding host nation China. The U.S. is certainly one of a number of governments to stage a diplomatic boycott over human rights points, together with what they’ve known as a genocide occurring against the Uyghur people and different ethnic minorities within the Xianjing area.
One other potential issue working in opposition to NBC is viewer fatigue. As a result of the Tokyo Video games scheduled for 2020 have been delayed by a yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, that is the second Olympics inside six months.
It’s additionally seemingly that point zone points have performed a job. That is the third straight Olympics in Asia, which implies stay protection largely happens both early within the morning or in a single day for American audiences. The smaller viewers for the Beijing opening ceremony was foreshadowed by what occurred in Tokyo, when NBC’s preliminary figures confirmed an viewers of 17 million.
These are nonetheless massive tv audiences for Friday evening primetime viewing home windows within the U.S. however disappointing in comparison with earlier Video games. NBC paid $7.75 billion in 2014 to increase its unique broadcast rights of the Olympics till 2032.
— Dan Wolken
BEIJING — The U.S. entered Day 2 of the figure skating team event in first place. And it turned to a pair of skilled skaters in hopes that they will hold tempo.
Veteran Karen Chen was chosen to skate the ladies’s quick program over first-time Olympians Mariah Bell and Alysa Liu. Chen, 22, positioned eleventh on the 2018 Olympics and fourth on the 2017 and 2021 world championships.
On the lads’s facet, Vincent Zhou was tapped to skate the lengthy program and try and construct on the efficiency of Nathan Chen, who set a private greatest along with his quick program Friday morning. Zhou’s lengthy program is ready to music from the film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.”
The staff competitors will conclude Monday.
— Tom Schad
BEIJING — Karen Chen doesn’t have to be spectacular when she skates within the determine skating staff competitors Sunday morning, she simply must be regular. However spectacular wouldn’t be bad.
With the United States holding a surprising lead after the first day of the determine skating staff competitors, Chen would be the first American on the ice Day 2, competing within the ladies’s quick program. Her aim is to remain as shut as she probably can to Russia’s Kamila Valieva within the staff quick program. Valieva can be anticipated to win this portion of the competitors. How good are the Russians? Their three ladies are anticipated to comb the medals within the particular person competitors later within the Olympics.
With america forward of Russia, 28-26, if Chen have been to complete within the prime three, she would be certain that Crew USA would nonetheless be not less than tied with Russia. (First place is value 10 factors, second place 9, and so forth.) A second-place end and the USA would nonetheless be forward going into the lads’s lengthy program, the opposite occasion Sunday.
The competitors ends Monday with the pairs and ladies’s lengthy packages and the free dance.
— Christine Brennan
ZHANGJIAKOU, China — Shaun White has been relishing the small elements — the final opening ceremony, the final time testing the halfpipe and, quickly, his final Olympic runs.
White affirmed what appeared seemingly: his fifth Winter Games will be his last snowboarding competition entirely, the final time anybody might see the three-time gold medalist on the stage that he had used to assist develop his sport.
“For me, this has all had this superb glow to each single choice, each single competitors as a result of this can be my final Olympics,” White mentioned Saturday. “I’m simply so enthusiastic about every little thing. Opening ceremony was unimaginable. The venue appears unimaginable. Simply having fun with each single second.”
White mentioned the choice turned evident whereas coaching in Austria within the lead-up to those Video games. He had known as off coaching due to a lingering ankle harm, had ache in his knee regardless of surgical procedure to restore it and had tweaked his again understanding.
— Rachel Axon
BEIJING — Not sufficient meals. Inedible meals. No coaching tools. Some Olympic athletes unfortunate sufficient to check optimistic for the coronavirus on the Beijing Olympics really feel their quarantine situations are making a bad situation much worse.
“My abdomen hurts, I’m very pale and I’ve enormous black circles round my eyes. I would like all this to finish. I cry on daily basis. I’m very drained,” Russian biathlon competitor Valeria Vasnetsova posted on Instagram from certainly one of Beijing’s so-called quarantine accommodations.
Her downside wasn’t with any signs of the virus. It was the meals.
— Related Press
Anderson seeks third consecutive gold in slopestyle snowboarding, two different Individuals attempt for medals
BEIJING — Snowboarder Jamie Anderson is in fifth place after the snowboard slopestyle qualification, main the way in which for the U.S. ladies. The two-time reigning and defending gold medalist scored a 74.35 on her first run, good for a second-place rating. Her subsequent run was clear till the ultimate moments when she fell.
“I undoubtedly hoped to get that second run, however I’ll take what I can get,” Anderson advised NBC. “I’m excited for tomorrow.”
Fellow American Julia Marino redeemed herself on her second run with a rating of 71.78 and sixth place. Rounding out the Individuals competing within the ultimate is Hailey Langland in ninth after a clear second run that scored a 68.71. The highest 12 advance.
Crew USA’s Courtney Rummel completed 18th with a greatest rating of 48.30 and can miss the ultimate.
The ultimate is scheduled to start Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
— Alex Ptachick
BEIJING — The U.S. combined doubles curling staff picked up one other key win Saturday, defeating host China 7-5, roughly 24 hours after squeaking out a win over Sweden.
With these two victories, the staff of Vicky Persinger and Chris Plys moved to 3-2 on the halfway level of round-robin play. They’re now sitting in a tie for fourth place out of 10 groups, with 4 matches to go.
The highest 4 groups advance to the semifinal spherical.
Persinger and Plys’ subsequent match in opposition to Canada at 7:05 a.m. ET can be significantly pivotal, with the neighboring nations now tied for that fourth and ultimate spot. The U.S. will then face the Czech Republic and Switzerland on Sunday, and Nice Britain on Monday.
— Tom Schad