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Beijing Winter Olympics: Day 14 dominated by the Norwegians

Norway set a Winter Games record with 15 gold medals at the Beijing Winter Olympics. Norway and Canada had previously won 14 gold medals at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang and the 2010 Games in Vancouver, respectively.

Johannes Thingnes Bo

Norwegian Johannes Thingnes Bo won his fourth Biathlon gold medal and fifth medal overall at the Beijing Winter Olympics 2022. This marked Norway’s dominance in this edition of the Games. 28-year-old Bo, finished over 40 seconds clear of second-placed Martin Ponsiluoma of Sweden to claim gold in the Men’s Mass Start. “I’ve been really tired actually, the last two days after the relay. I maintained the head, focused for another race and pushed quite hard for this,” Bo said after the race. His gold medal was Norway’s 15th of Beijing 2022, a record for a single nation at a Winter Games.

Eileen Gu

Eileen Gu of China clinched gold in Women’s Freeski Halfpipe, her second gold medal of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. She became the first freeskier to win three medals in a single edition of the Olympics. Last week, Gu topped in the Big Air event and then added a silver by winning the Slopestyle final. Canada’s Cassie Sharpe claimed silver with her teammate Rachael Karker taking bronze.

Justine Braisaz-Bouchet

Justine Braisaz-Bouchet of France won gold in the Women’s 12.5km Mass Start with a time of 40:18.0, 15.3 seconds ahead of Tiril Eckhoff of Norway. Another Norwegian, Marte Olsbu Roiseland won the bronze.

Ryan Regez

Swiss skiers Ryan Regez and Alex Fiva won gold and silver respectively in Men’s Cross final. Sergey Ridzik of the ROC won bronze for the second consecutive time.

Thomas Krol

Dutchman Thomas Krol won gold in the Men’s 1,000m giving the Netherlands its 11th medal in Speed Skating at this year’s Games. Canada’s Laurent Dubreuil won silver with Havard Holmefjord Lorentzen of Norway tookbronze. 

 

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