Belarusian biathlete Domracheva completes hat-trick of gold medals

Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva claimed a hat-trick of Winter Olympics gold medals in Sochi after triumphing in the women’s 12.5km mass start.

She was sealing yet another success, following golds in the 15km individual and the 10km pursuit.

Meryl Davis and Charlie White became the first couple from the United States to win Winter Olympic ice dance gold in an exciting night of figure skating at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi.

The duo posted a new record total score with 195.52 points, made up of another record of 78.89 points for finishing first in the short programme on Sunday night and a season’s best from the free dance routine.

Alexander Zubkov smashed the track record to steer hosts Russia to two-man bobsleigh gold.

Zubkov and brake-man Alexey Voevoda stretched their overnight lead with a third run of 56.08 seconds when they returned to the track yesterday.

And a fourth and final run of 56.49secs proved enough for Zubkov to take gold with a 0.66secs advantage over silver medallist Beat Hefti of Switzerland.

Germany made Winter Olympics history after claiming a third gold medal in the men’s ski jumping team final at the RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre.

Despite trailing to Austria heading into the penultimate round of jumps, Andreas Wellinger and Severin Freund put in impressive leaps to prize gold away from their neighbours and ensure Germany become the first country to win three gold medals in the event since its inception in 1998. In what proved to be an intensely competitive final, Freund’s jump of 131.0 — the last of the evening – meant that Germany took the title with a score of 1041.1, just 2.7 points ahead of their close rivals.

Austria took the silver medal, having won gold in the previous two games, with a score of 1038.4.


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