Eight years after her last, American skier Lindsey Vonn has another Olympic medal. She finished third in the women’s downhill to earn bronze in her signature event. Vonn won downhill gold in Vancouver in 2010, but missed the 2014 Games with a devastating knee injury. She’ll race one more time tonight in the women’s combined.
The Olympic tournament is over for the U.S. men’s hockey team. Team USA lost its quarterfinal game to the Czech Republic 3-2 in a shootout. Ryan Donato and Jim Slater scored for the Americans, who were without NHL players for the first time since 1994. It’s the earliest exit for the men in the Olympics since the 2006 Games in Turin.
The U.S. women’s hockey team will play in the gold medal game tonight. Team USA takes on four-time defending Olympic champion Canada, with faceoff at 11:10 p.m. Eastern. The U.S. previously lost 2-1 to Canada during preliminary-round play. A win would give the Americans just their second gold medal after winning in Japan in 1998.
All three Americans figure skaters are through to the ladies’ free skate. Marai Nagasu [[ mir-EYE nah-GAH-soo ]] is in ninth place, Karen Chen is 10th and Bradie Tennell 11th following last night’s short program. The Olympic Athletes from Russia hold the top two spots. The top-24 out of 30 skaters will compete in tomorrow night’s free skate.
Norway still rules the medal podium in PyeongChang. Norwegians have won 33 medals in all, including an Olympic-best 13 gold. Germany is well back in second with 24 medals, including 12 gold. Canada has claimed 21 medals to sit in third place. The U.S. is tied with The Netherlands for fourth place with 16 medals, including six gold.