Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From Sochi 2014, Day 3?

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Winter Olympics Sochi GamesCanada’s Alex Bilodeau owned Sochi’s Rosa Khutor Monday, repeating his 2010 Olympic performance in men’s freestyle skiing and once more taking home a gold medal.

Bilodeau glided over the moguls, hips grooving side to side like he had Daft Punk pumped into his helmet, and made his impressive  jumps seem as effortless as putting on his boots or adjusting his goggles. (We loved his exuberant fist-pump at the bottom of the hill, too.)

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Mikael Kingsbury, also of Canada, spun through the air like an upside-down helicopter, turning in a near-flawless run that would eventually nab him a silver medal.

Aleksandr Smyshlyaev’s bronze medal performance — in which the Russian athlete came off a jump and jackknifed his body, grabbing the tips of both skis in his hands before landing with grace — also was a thing of beauty.

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The men’s victories took place on the same day as some spectacular spills, including those by Russia’s Sergey Volkov (pictured) and Finland’s Ville Miettunen during the qualifying rounds. (Both Volkov and Miettunen made it to the bottom of the hill under their own power, though Miettunen’s anguished belly-grab as he collapsed onto the bench near his coach was almost as agonizing as his crash itself.)

What kept you mesmerized on this first Monday of the 2014 games? Did you tune in to see how Julia Mancuso fared in alpine skiing? Were you watching during the men’s speed skating gold medal-fakeout? (Poor Jan Smeekens.) Sound off in the comments!



Comments (14)

  • Bob Costas’ eyes. That was my favorite part.

    Comment by KT8711 – February 10, 2014 08:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • that poor Dutch speedskater, I felt so badly for him! I know he still got silver, but to have 10 seconds where he thought he had the gold only to have the time be readjusted, ugh!

    Comment by Margaret – February 10, 2014 08:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So proud of Team Canada!! Keep it up!

    Brought tears to my eyes watching Alex Bilodeau with his brother :) such a wonderful positive relationship!

    Comment by Heather – February 10, 2014 08:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alex and Mikael going 1-2 in moguls, and Charles Hamelin kissing his girlfriend Marianne St-Gelais after he won his gold in speed skating. So proud of Team Canada so far!

    Comment by Stephanie – February 10, 2014 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Julia Mancuso. Such a great competitor!

    Comment by mandy – February 10, 2014 09:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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  • Kate Hansen dancing to Beyonce before her slide in the luge. Huge girlcrush on her.

    Comment by Fuzzbear – February 10, 2014 09:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • *Smyshlyayev ;)

    Comment by Thea – February 10, 2014 09:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And I only caught that because of my boyfriend and I arguing for a solid 5 mins over the correct pronouciation of his name lol

      Comment by Thea – February 10, 2014 09:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Canada going 1 and 2 in the moguls and Netherlands sweeping in skating. I

    Comment by Nikki – February 11, 2014 03:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Another 1-2-3 sweep for the Netherlands! It was amazing!!

    Comment by CBWBDK1 – February 11, 2014 04:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Julia!

    Comment by wenraz – February 11, 2014 07:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Definitely Alex Bilodeau and his heartwarming story of his brother being his inspiration, and then taking gold!!!!

    Comment by Jill – February 11, 2014 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alex Bilodeau’s run and seeing his brother cheering him on has been one of my favorite moments from the last two Olympics!

    Comment by Amy – February 11, 2014 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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