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Which countries took the biggest jumps in the medal count? Which American picked up a bronze medal for Team USA’s only trip to the podium? And guess who is at it again in Sochi, this time in an elevator!? Day 3 of the Sochi Winter Games didn’t lack in edge of your seat moments. And Sochi remains in the news, with its Spring-like weather and partially functioning elevators. So many medals to sort through, so little time. What are we waiting for?
Five gold medals were awarded on Monday and Canada came away with two of them. Alexandre Bilodeau joined Charles Hamelin atop the podium for wins in Men’s Moguls and the Men’s 1500M Short-Track Speedskating. The Netherlands kept pace in the medal count by sweeping the Men’s 500 M Speedskating discipline. With that sweep, Netherlands now owns all six speedskating medals. Talk about domination!
Julia Mancuso made history by becoming the first Women’s Alpine skier to medal in three straight Olympic Games. Her bid at Gold fell short in the Women’s Super Combined after her bumpy moguls run didn’t match her scorching downhill time. She now owns gold, silver, and bronze medals from the past three trips to the Games.
Via Johnny Quinn's Twitter
As if Johnny Quinn hadn’t had enough to worry about following the shower that held him captive, he now has elevators to deal with. He and two of his teammates were allegedly trapped in an elevator, and of course the bobsledder was ready to bust everyone free. If the bobsled thing doesn’t work out, he can cash in on his blossoming stardom with his new Twitter pals, @WilliamShatner and @RealGilbert Gottfried.
Speaking of Twitter superstars, Shaun White makes his much ballyhooed debut in Sochi on Tuesday. After a controversial decision to withdraw from the Slopestyle in favor of the Half Pipe, questions remain about White’s health, and maybe even his confidence. Make no mistake, White is still the favorite to bring home the gold, but we could use a little drama right? If White does win the Half Pipe it would be his third straight gold in the event, and he would become the first American male to achieve that feat in any sport.
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