Winter Olympics: Who’s winning what on day two!

(From left) Norway's silver medallist Martin Johnsrud Sundby, gold medallist Simen Hegstad Krueger and bronze medallist Hans Christer Holund pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the cross country 15km + 15km skiathlon at the Pyeongchang Medals Plaza during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang on February 11, 2018. AFP

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — A brief rundown of the winners on day two of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Sunday:

Men’s Skiathlon

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.

Women’s moguls

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.

Men’s luge

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)


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