Olympics Watch: What Was Your Favorite Moment From Sochi 2014, Day 14?

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Winter Olympics 2014 Sochi GamesImagine careening down a frozen mountain, trying to maintain control as your skis fly over not only the natural terrain but a host of obstacles placed in your path.

Now imagine doing it with a bunch of competitors hot on your booted heels, and you’ve got a sense of what ski cross is like — and possibly a newfound respect for Canada’s Marielle Thompson, who bested her competition in the breakneck Olympic event Friday.

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We don’t use that term loosely — especially not after a Russian racer literally broke her back during while training on the dangerous course last week, and two athletes had horrifying accidents during the quarterfinal round.

But Thompson, who was third coming into the final run, got the jump on the field and rode her success all the way to a gold medal.

shiffrinFellow Canadian Kelsey Serwa netted the silver medal, while Sweden’s Anna Holmlund skied away with bronze.

What Olympic event held your attention on Friday? Was it Mikaela Shiffrin (pictured at right) and her slalom victory? Short and long track speed skating? The U.S.-Canada men’s hockey match? Sound off in the comments!

Comments (11)

  • Hockey! You guys get to keep Bieber!

    Comment by B – February 21, 2014 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh come on! Yeah we won, but it was a pretty disappointing game. I mean, the TWO best hockey teams in the world were battling it out on the rink and only one goal was scored in the entire game? Maybe my expectations were high because of the wome’s game but I was left feeling pretty disappointed and unsatisfied. A final score of 1-0? That is just SAD.

      Comment by Mandie – February 21, 2014 10:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • :S you clearly don’t know very much about hockey…. This was a really tight, well played game that could have gone either way right up until the very end.

        Comment by misha – February 22, 2014 07:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • agreed. It was a very evenly matched game and the score reflects that

          Comment by M – February 22, 2014 08:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • you were probably unsatisfied because it wasn’t a medal game. Theres only so much excitement you can have in a semi final game

        Comment by joe – February 22, 2014 08:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It was a long night… I watched the ski cross from the seeding round at 11:45pm through the medal race just before 3am, but it was worth it to see my friend Kelsey Serwa score a silver medal!

    Canada’s gold in men’s curling was also awesome! :)

    Comment by Dan – February 21, 2014 08:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jamie Benn’s goal as Canada shut down the US in the men’s hockey semifinal. Actually, the whole game was just crazy good!

    Comment by Sheldon W. – February 21, 2014 11:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree! Both teams battled hard and the fact that only 1 goal was made (albeit for my boys! :D ) shows how good a game it was. Well done Canada and Us! Now onto Sunday for the gold medal game. I don’t know if I can take it!! :D

      Comment by Kim R – February 22, 2014 05:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Canada takes the gold, 3-0!!!!! :D

        Comment by Kim R – February 23, 2014 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The game is gonna be in at like 3 in the morning. Glad I have Monday off work.

    Comment by Ally Oop – February 22, 2014 08:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Canada’s 9 – 3 gold medal victory over Great Britain in curling! And in only 8 ends!

    Comment by Christina81 – February 24, 2014 05:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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