LIVE Winter Olympics curling result: Italy vs Norway in final, luge and cross-country skiing


Beijing 2022: Winter Olympics review

Follow the Winter Olympics live where Eileen Gu, the American-born skier who chose to represent China, won gold for the country in the big air freestyle competition by stunning Tess Ledeux of France, winning the first of what she hopes will be three gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. Nicknamed the “Snow Princess,” the 18-year-old from San Francisco fell to her knees when her score of 94.50 was announced after the third inning.

Another ski record was set on Day 4 of the Winter Games when defending champion Matthias Mayer became the first man to win a gold medal in alpine skiing at three consecutive Olympics after finishing first in the super -G Tuesday. Mayer, who won gold in the downhill at Sochi in 2014 and in the super-G at Pyeongchang four years ago, finished the race in 1 minute 19.94 seconds, with American Ryan Cochran-Siegle just four hundredths of a second behind him.

In men’s individual biathlon, World Cup leader Quentin Fillon Maillet won gold despite inaccuracies in his shooting, with his sheer speed on skis enough to withstand the challenges of defending champion Johannes Thingnes Boe. Meanwhile, on the speed skating track, Dutchman Kjeld Nuis defended his Pyeongchang gold medal in the 1500m and set an Olympic record along the way.

Elsewhere, American skater Nathan Chen began his quest for gold against two-time Olympic champion and rival Yuzuru Hanyu in the men’s short program with a stunning world record performance, and the mixed team GB curlers missed out on bronze in their playoff game after being soundly beaten by Sweden in the early hours of Tuesday morning.


Geisenberger wins luge gold for Germany!

Natalie Geisenberg is the Olympic women’s luge champion! The 34-year-old delivers a perfectly mastered final to maintain her advantage at this stage and defend the title she won in Sochi in 2014 and Pyeongchang in 2018. Never has a woman dominated this event so much.

Emma Berreiter, 22, won silver at her first Olympics, while Tatyana Ivanova was the first Russian athlete to medal in women’s luge in 42 years with bronze.

Dan AustinFebruary 8, 2022 2:19 p.m.


Austrians take top 3 in women’s luge ranking

Everything changes at the top of the women’s luge final, with three Austrians now occupying the medal spots.

Madeleine Egle is currently first, with Hannah Prock second and Lisa Schulte third.

German favorites Berreiter and Geisenberger have yet to race, as well as ROC’s Tatyana Ivanova.

Dan AustinFebruary 8, 2022 2:12 p.m.


German favorites still in contention for women’s luge final

There are six athletes left to race in this women’s luge final, and Germany’s Julia Taubitz is still at the top of the standings.

His compatriots Emma Berreiter and Natalie Geisenberger, however, had the best times in the general classification before their final stages and are the two favorites to win the first prize.

Dan AustinFebruary 8, 2022 2:05 p.m.


Last leg of the women’s luge final in progress

The Yanqing National Sliding Center is hosting the final rounds of the women’s luge event, which is currently taking place.

20 athletes compete to set the best time by flying on the track on their backs, and the top three will win the medals. The winner is determined by adding the times of each athlete’s four races.

The current leader is Germany’s Julia Taubitz with an overall time of 3:55:433, but 11 other women have yet to complete their final runs.

Dan AustinFebruary 8, 2022 1:52 p.m.


Constantini will defend his curling title on home soil

Stefania Constantini has been in absolutely sensational form since arriving in Beijing and has been the start of the show on Italy’s run to golden glory with impeccable shot placement.

The next Games in 2026 will take place in Italy in the town of Cortina, where the 22-year-old was born.

So not only is she on the verge of winning a gold medal, but she’s also looking forward to defending it on home soil.

Dan AustinFebruary 8, 2022 1:48 p.m.


Italy wins gold in mixed doubles curling!

Stefania Constantini and Amos Mosaner have won Olympic gold for Italy in mixed doubles curling!

This high-quality match ended on a scruffy note, with both teams making big mistakes with their last rocks. Amos Mosaner completely missed his first shot of the end after appearing to rush things, before Magnus Nedregotten squandered his chance to capitalize by passing a stone of his own.

Mosaner later knocks a Norwegian yellow out of the house to put his own stone on the button, and after this is sent flying by Kristin Skaslien, Constantini seals it with a final shot to add a point to Italy’s tally and take the victory 8-5.

Italy were sensational throughout the competition and fully deserved their title of Olympic champion.

Dan AustinFebruary 8, 2022 1:42 p.m.


Norway back in the race before the final end

Norway found themselves in contention in this mixed doubles curling final before the final end against the run of play.

Husband and wife pair Magnus Nedregotten and Kristin Skaslien played their best end to the game so far with some smart shot selections to steal two points and reduce the deficit to the margin that now looks salvageable.

The Italians still lead 7-5 and remain firm favourites, but Norway’s resurgence could have put some worry behind Stefania Constantini and Amos Mosaner before the final end.

Dan AustinFebruary 8, 2022 1:34 p.m.


Italy close to gold in curling final

Italy are closing in on gold at the National Aquatics Center after taking another point in the mixed doubles final against Norway.

Magnus Nedregotten plays a sublime penultimate shot, probably the best of the game so far, which slices through another yellow stone from Norway and lands perfectly on the button. But a mistake by teammate and wife Kristin Skaslien leaves the stone unprotected, and with the last attempt at the end Stefania Constantini is able to knock it down and secure a point for Italy.

The Italians have a 7-3 lead with only two ends to play.

Dan AustinFebruary 8, 2022 1:19 p.m.


Norway cuts Italy’s lead in curling final

Norway opted to use their power play in the fifth end in hopes of scoring big and getting back in the game, but they just aren’t playing well enough right now and quickly find themselves on their backs.

With one Norwegian shot remaining, Italy have four stones in goal position. Kristin Skaslien is however able to place her last stone directly on the button and take a point for herself.

Norway hadn’t scored a single run since the first inning of the game prior to this shot, and taking a single run after using a power play probably won’t be enough.

With three ends to play, Italy led 6-3.

Dan AustinFebruary 8, 2022 1:06 p.m.


Kersten reacts to her first Olympic appearance in speed skating

Team GB’s Cornelius Kersten made his Olympic debut earlier today as one of the skaters in the men’s speed skating 1500m final.

The 27-year-old finished 19th in the standings as Kjeld Nuis won gold while also setting an Olympic record for the Netherlands, with Kersten becoming the first British figure skater to compete at the Games since 1992 in Albertville.

Reacting afterwards, he said, “It was good. For the past few days I felt ready and when you get here you soak up the experience. Then I was like ‘It’s game time now, get ready to go’. We had a game plan for the race and we laid it out, and most of it worked. It was just a really nice way to start my races at these Games. For what I had expected, everything worked, so I was really happy with it.

Kersten will also compete in the 1000m, which is her strongest event.

Dan AustinFebruary 8, 2022 12:56


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