The U.S. will rematch with Canada in the gold medal game of the women’s hockey tournament. Team USA blanked Finland 5-0 in the first semifinal, while Canada cruised past the Olympic Athletes from Russia 5-0 in the other semi. Canada is the four-time defending Olympic champion. The gold medal game is Wednesday night.
All three U.S. ice dance teams are in the top-seven after the short dance. Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue are third overall, followed by the “ShibSibs,” Maia [[ MY-ah ]] and Alex Shibutani [[ shib-oo-TAH-nee ]], in fourth. Madison Chock and Evan Bates are seventh. The top-20 advanced to tonight’s free dance at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Jamie Anderson is one of three Americans to qualify for the final of the women’s snowboarding big air. Anderson, who is seeking her second gold of these Winter Games, finished sixth in qualifying. Julia Marino and Jessika Jenson were ninth and 12th, respectively. Hailey Langland placed 14th and did not advance to Thursday night’s final.
Don’t look for American skier Mikaela Shiffrin in tomorrow night’s women’s downhill. She’s withdrawn from the event to instead focus her attention on the Alpine combined on Wednesday. Shiffrin says the decision was factored by a compressed schedule after a pair of events were previously postponed due to inclement weather.
Norway is still on top of the medal standings in PyeongChang with 28 medals. Norwegians have won a Games-best 11 gold. Germany remains second with 20 medals, including 10 gold. Canada is third overall with 17 medals. The U.S. has just 10 medals so far after leading the Sochi [[ SO-chee ]] Games with 28.