PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — A brief rundown of the winners on day two of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday:
Simen Hegstad Krueger led a Norwegian podium sweep as he took gold in the men’s skiathlon. Krueger, 24, timed 1hr 16min 20sec, finishing 8.0sec ahead of Martin Johnsrud Sundby, who beat Hans Christer Holund in a hard-fought battle for second place.
Men’s slopestyle snowboard
Seventeen-year-old Red Gerard nailed a tension-packed final jump to win the slopestyle snowboarding and become the first Winter Olympic medallist born this millennium.
Men’s 5,000m speed skating
Dutch speed skater Sven Kramer roared to a third straight Olympic title in the men’s 5,000 meters as the hot favorite comfortably held off Canada’s Ted-Jan Bloemen.
Men’s 10km sprint biathlon
Germany’s Arnd Peiffer upstaged French hope Martin Fourcade to win the men’s biathlon 10km sprint. Peiffer, a 2014 silver-medallist in the 4×7.5km relay, mastered bitter cold and wind to time 23min 38.8sec, 4.4sec quicker than Michal Krcmar of the Czech Republic. Fourcade was eighth.
Perrine Laffont claimed France’s first gold medal of the Winter Olympics when she beat defending champion Justine Dufour-Lapointe to win freestyle’s women’s moguls.
Germany’s Felix Loch made a critical error late in his final run to surrender his Olympic luge title and hand gold to Austrian rival David Gleirscher. (RONDA Balita Online News)