There was plenty of action on Day 10 of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, with four finals as many athletes realised their dreams of becoming Olympics medallists.
The United States had a strong day winning four medals, helping them climb the medal tally where they currently sit in third place just behind Germany who have won, one more Gold.
Figure Skating: Ice Dance
The first final of the day saw the second round of the Ice Dance take place, with the Free Dance portion of the event. The couples took to the ice on Saturday for the Rhythm Dance with the French pairing of Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron leading the way with a World Record score of 90.83 heading into today Free Dance.
The top three scoring pairs from the Rhythm Dance were also the top three scores in today’s Free Dance.
Papadakis and Cizeron were the standouts comfortably skating to victory with a score of 136.15, almost five points better than their fellow skaters, to finish with a total score of 226.98, setting a new World Record.
After falling just short of Gold at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, Papadakis and Cizeron were able to claim that illustrious Gold that had eluded the pair.
The Russian Olympic Committee took home their sixth silver medal of the game with the pair of Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalalpov just edging out the American team of Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue with a total score of 220.51 to 218.02.
Gold: Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron [FRA]
Silver: Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalalpov [ROC]
Bronze: Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue [USA]
Bobsleigh: Women’s Monobob
The first medals in the Bobsleigh at Beijing 2022 were up for grabs in the afternoon with the final two heats of the Women’s Monobob taking place.
The United States dominated the event taking home the Gold and Silver behind the incredible run of Kallie Humphries who led after each heat. Humphries beat out fellow American and Silver medallists Elana Meyers Taylor by 1.54 seconds.
Humphries entered the games as the favourite to win the event after winning Gold at the 2021 World Championships in Altenberg. This is now her third Olympic Gold Medal having won Gold in both Vancouver in 2010 and Sochi in 2014 in the 2-Women event.
To round off the podium, Canada’s Christine de Bruin was the Bronze medallist just missing out on Silver by 0.22 seconds after sitting in second place during the earlier heats.
Gold: Kallie Humphries [USA]
Silver: Elana Meyers Taylor [USA]
Bronze: Christine de Bruin [CAN]
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Freestyle Skiing: Women’s Aerials
The final of the Women’s Aerials took place at Genting Snow Park A&M Stadium, where it was the hometown girl, Xu Mengtao who delivered Gold in front of her people.
The event started with 12 women who were given two jumps each with the top six moving onto the final round. In the final round each woman had one jump to try and score as high as possible to secure a medal.
After only just sneaking into the final round after qualifying with the lowest score, Belarus’ Hanna Huskova just fell short of winning Gold and defending her 2018 PyeongChang crown, with a score of 107.95, only 0.66 less than Xu’s 108.61.
These two ladies were the clear standouts, being the only two scores over 100. The podium was rounded out the United States Megan Nick who finished with a score of 93.76.
Gold: Xu Mengtao [CHN]
Silver: Hanna Huskova [BLR]
Bronze: Megan Nick [USA]
Ski Jump: Men’s Team
The final medal event of the day was the Men’s Team Ski Jump which came down to the wire, with Austria, Slovenia, Germany and Norway all battling it out for a spot on the podium.
In the end, it was the Austrian team of Stefan Kraft, Daniel Huber, Jan Hoerl and Manuel Fettner to prevailed and became Olympic champions.
The Austrian’s were able to claim victory over Slovenia after a huge third round jump from Hoerl gave them a five point advantage entering the final round of jumpers. With Slovenia going first, Austria needed just 110.8 points from their final jumper, Fettner who was able to easily surpass it with a score of 119. The final score was Austria 942.7 to Slovenia 934.4.
Germany was able to claim the Bronze medal just beating Norway on the final jump to finish with a score of 922.9 compared to Norway’s 922.1.
Norway’s Robert Johansson brought them back into contention with a strong third round jump where he was awarded with a score of 127.8 but Marius Lindvik could not back it up on the team’s final jump, handing Germany Bronze.
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