A pair of Americans are headed the finals in women’s freestyle skiing aerials. Kiley McKinnon and Madison Olsen finished 11th and 12th, respectively, in this morning’s qualifying runs. They nabbed the last two spots as only the top-12 out of 25 advanced. Ashley Caldwell missed the cut. The finals are tomorrow morning.
Matt Antoine is the top American after two runs in the men’s skeleton. He is 11th among 30 competitors. Fellow American John Daly is tied for 13th place. They were 12th and 13th, respectively, after the first run. Medals will be awarded after the final two runs tonight. Antoine won bronze four years ago.
The U.S. men’s hockey team will try to bounce back tonight in its second game of preliminary-round play. Team USA skates against Slovakia, with faceoff at 10:10 p.m. Eastern. The Americans opened the Olympic tournament with a stunning 3-2 overtime loss to Slovenia on Wednesday after leading 2-0 in the third period.
Four Americans are getting set to take part in the men’s cross country skiing 15-kilometer individual early tomorrow morning. Racing for the U.S. will be Noah Hoffman, Scott Paterson, Erik Bjornsen and Tyler Kornfield. There are nearly 120 competitors in all. The 15-kilometer individual is set for 1 a.m. Eastern on Friday.
It’s Norway still on top of the medal standings in PyeongChang. Norway has won 17 medals thus far, two more than second-place Germany. Germans have claimed the most gold medals with nine. Canada is third overall with 13 medals, followed by The Netherlands with 12. The U.S. has eight medals, with five gold.