Team USA is trying for a 2-and-0 start in the women’s hockey tournament. The U.S. is playing the Olympic Athletes from Russia in their second game of the preliminary round. The Americans led 1-0 after the first period on a goal by Kacey Bellamy. Four-time defending champion Canada beat Finland 4-1 earlier today.
The U.S. is celebrating more gold medal in snowboarding. Seventeen-year-old Chloe Kim won the women’s halfpipe. She already clinched the gold before an even more spectacular third run. American Arielle Gold beat out teammate Kelly Clark for bronze. Red Gerard won men’s slopestyle gold on Saturday.
American snowboarder Shaun White is making good on his redemption quest in the men’s halfpipe. He posted the top score in qualifying last night. The 2006 and 2010 gold medalist finished fourth four years ago in Sochi. Americans Ben Ferguson, Chase Josey and Jake Pates also advanced to tonight’s final.
It was a fifth-place finish for U.S. skier Ted Ligety in the men’s Alpine Combined. Bryce Bennett came in 17th and Jared Goldberg placed 36th out of 37 finishers. Ryan Cochran-Siegle did not advance from the downhill portion. Austria’s Marcel Hirscher won gold. France took both silver and bronze.