Beijing Winter Olympics 2022: Opening Ceremony, ‘Putin asleep’ and more
With the 2022 Winter Olympics now in full swing, Team GB’s Katie Ormerod has failed to advance to the final of the women’s snowboard style event at Genting Snow Park. The 24-year-old hovered in 12th and last qualifying place after her first race, but a worse score in her second saw her drop seven places to 19th on the first full day of the Games. Beijing.
New Zealand’s Zoi Sadowski-Synnott reached the final of the Beijing Olympics, putting in a strong performance in windy weather, while Japan’s Kokomo Murase made a confident debut. Elsewhere, Sweden recorded a 6-1 victory over Switzerland in the mixed doubles curling, increasing their chances of reaching the semi-finals. While Norway won their match with Australia 10-4 while the Pacific nation is still looking for its first victory. Team GB is in action at curling later that day.
A total of six medals are up for grabs on the second day of the Winter Olympics, including in speed skating, ski jumping and cross-country skiing.
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welcome back to the independentContinuous coverage of the Beijing Winter Olympics. A total of seven medals are up for grabs today in snowboarding, ski jumping and luge, among others.
stuti misra6 February 2022 03:53
Recap of Saturday’s action at the 2022 Winter Olympics
Well, what a Saturday of sports it has been in Beijing.
Norway scored a sensational victory in the mixed biathlon relay thanks to Johannes Thingnes Boe, who brought his team back from nowhere in the anchor leg before an absolutely superb sprint to the line took him ahead of Frenchman Quentin Fillon Maillet. and Eduard Latyapov from the Russian Olympics. committee to win.
In the women’s individual regular ski jumping final, meanwhile, Slovenia’s Urša Bogataj took gold with a sensational final jump. Germany’s Katharina Althaus led the standings before the final jumps, but she dropped style points and is back in second place after winning silver in Pyeongchang four years ago.
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Walter Wallberg won the men’s moguls’ gold medal. The Swede delivered a riveting run at the end of the final at sensational speed to dethrone defending champion Mikael Kingsbury, who had set an impressive score in the previous race.
On ice, the Netherlands’ Irene set a new Olympic record by winning gold in women’s 3000m speed skating, while China claimed their first gold of the Games in mixed relay speed skating.
For Team GB, curlers Bruce Mouat and Jennifer Dodds won one and lost in mixed doubles curling, while the Farrell brothers and Niall Treacy were eliminated in the men’s speed skating 100m heats.
Daniel Austin5 February 2022 14:30
China wins first Games gold at home
China claimed its first gold medal of the Games after securing victory in the mixed short track relay speed skating event.
The hosts had never won gold at this event before, but managed to do so in front of the home crowd by beating Italy, Hungary and Canada on the ice.
Italian Pietro Sighel pushed the Chinese hard on the final lap, but the host nation won by a margin of just 0.016s to take gold.
Daniel Austin5 February 2022 14:11
Team GB defeated by Italy in curling
Jennifer Dodds and Bruce Mouat have conceded against Italy in mixed doubles curling at the National Aquatics Centre.
The Scottish pair needed three points in the final endgame but shook hands with their Italian opponents before playing their final shot as they resigned themselves to falling short.
This is Team GB’s second loss in six matches, while Italy maintain their 100 per cent record and are flying at the top of the round robin standings.
Wins by Norway, Switzerland and Canada mean GB sit third in the table with three games to go.
Daniel Austin5 February 2022 13:52
Italy take a big lead ahead of the final curling final vs Team GB
A less than ideal finish from Team GB gives Italy a great opportunity to score a big goal, and they take advantage of it.
The Italian pair took a long time out and discussed their options with trainer Violetta Caldart before their final shot, which Stefania Constantini absolutely nailed, knocking down Jennifer Dodds’ redstone and scoring three in the process. The referee is out to measure a possible fourth point for Italy, but after a contentious debate, three is the final result.
The Italians now lead 7-4 with just one final to play, and it would take a sensational comeback from the British pair to avoid defeat now.
Daniel Austin5 February 2022 13:38
Team GB levels up curling match with Italy
The Great Britain team used a power play and discussion of time-outs to gain a big lead in the sixth set and it looks like they could score a great goal, but Stefania Constantini delivers an excellent final stone for Italy that reduces scoring chances. of the Great Britain team.
However, Jennifer Dodds hits a good final shot and GB still take two points to level things at 4-4 with two wingers to play.
Daniel Austin5 February 2022 13:24
Italy extends advantage over Great Britain in curling
The fifth final at the National Aquatics Center ends with Italy extending their lead by one more point over Team GB.
Italy shoves one of their yellow stones into the middle of the end zone and protects it with a pair up front, and as hard as they try, Jennifer Dodds and Bruce Mouat just can’t move it.
The measure is to check if the Italians are owed two points, but the final decision is one. He is 4-2 with three finals remaining.
Daniel Austin5 February 2022 13:12
Wallberg takes gold in male moguls!
21-year-old Walter Wallberg won the men’s tycoons gold medal in Beijing!
The Swede delivered a riveting run at the end of the final at sensational speed to dethrone defending champion Mikael Kingsbury, who had set an impressive score in the previous race.
Wallberg combined speed with excellent spin technique over the moguls to earn 83.23 points and is the full value of his victory.
Daniel Austin5 February 2022 13:01
Italy take the lead in curling again against team GB
The Italians once again lead Team GB in mixed doubles curling at the National Aquatic Centre, thanks to a superb fourth-set last stone final blow that blew away Jennifer Dodds’ effort and earned Italy two points.
In the middle of the match, the Italians win 3- in a very tight match.
Daniel Austin5 February 2022 12:55
Wallberg leads the final classification of the second stage of the moguls
Sweden’s Walter Wallberg topped the second leg of the men’s moguls final, leading gold medal favorite Mikael Kingsbury with a score of 80.33.
The final round, where the medals will be decided, will take place imminently as six athletes will compete for the title.
Those men are: Wallberg (SWE), Kingsbury (CAN), Horishma Ikuma (JPN), Benjamin Cavet (FRA), Cooper Woods-Topalovic (AUS) and Nick Page (USA).
Daniel Austin5 February 2022 12:49