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Day 16: Marit Bjoergen- the greatest- seals the last day with her medal no 15

She was already the highest medal winner of Winter Olympics. on the last day of the Games, Marit Bjoergen of Norway, claimed her 15th medal to emerge as the greatest Winter Olympian of all times.She stormed to 30km Cross Country gold in 1.22.17.6 to give herself and her 16-year long Olympic career a fitting farewell. It was also her record-equalling eighth gold medal along side her compatriots Ole Einer Bjoerndalen and Bjoern Daehlie, each of whom also managed eight titles. She managed four medals at PyeongChang 2018. Finland’s Krista Parmakoski finished 1.49.5 behind Bjoergen to take silver. Stine Nilsson of Sweden grasped the bronze medal position to take her own personal tally to three medals.  

German Bobsleigh team of Candy Bauer, Martin Grothkopp, Thorsten Margis and led by Francesco Friedrich

German Bobsleigh team of Candy Bauer, Martin Grothkopp, Thorsten Margis and led by Francesco Friedrich won gold in the four Man Bobsleigh event. Friedrich collected his second gold medal at PyeongChang 2018 while leading the pack in the race. The second dead-heat result at PyeongChang 2018 saw the silver medal awarded to Republic of Korea and Germany. The Korean team comprised of the leader Won Yun-jong, Jun Junglin, Seo Youngwoo and Kim Donghyun. The German team of he leader Nico Walther, Kevin Kuske, Alexander Roediger and Eric Franke split the bronze with the home team.

Sweden Curling Team

Sweden dominated the Women’s Curling final over the host nation to defeat them 8-3 and win the gold for their nation. Coming as favourites in the tournament, after their silver medal at Sochi 2014 and gold medal at Vancouver 2010 and Turin 2006, Sweden outplayed the Koreans in the final. The Swedish rink, Anna Hasselborg (skip), Sara McManus, Agnes Knochenhauer, Sofia Marbergs and Jennie Waahlin (alternate), grabbed the gold in style. The Republic of Korea rink of Kim Eun-jung (skip), Kim Kyeong-ae, Kim Seon Yeong, Kim Yeong-mi and Kim Cho-hee (alternate), showed tremendous form throughout the event. They embarked on a seven-match winning streak during the round robin matches that included a 7-6 win over Sweden. Earlier, the Japanese rink, skipped by Satsuki Fujisawa, secured a hard fought and tense 5-3 victory over Great Britain in the bronze medal match.

OAR Ice Hockey team

The team of Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) won their Men’s Ice Hockey final match against Germany by 4-3 to win the gold. The match went into overtime after the two teams were locked at 3-3 at the end of the three 20-minute periods. It was Kirril Kaprizov’s goal in the 10th minutes of the extra period that clinched it for the OAR team. The Germans, playing in their first ever Olympic ice hockey final,ended their fairy-tale journey with a silver. Earlier, reigning Olympic champions Canada, clinched the bronze by overpowering the Czech Republic 6-4.

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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