American ski athlete Mikaela Shiffrin won a gold medal in the women's individual giant slalom number on Thursday at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea.
Shiffrin defeated Ragnhild Mowinckel of Norway by a time difference of nearly four-tenths second on his final slide and won his second Olympic gold medal, following his slalom victory at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Italian skier Federica Brignone finished third in the bronze medal.
The women's giant Slalom number on Thursday (14/2) was held after strong winds and cold temperatures forced officers to postpone the race earlier this week.
In another arena, Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal made history twice in winning the gold medal at number ski downhill (down the slope) man. At 35, he was the oldest ski champion in the history of the Winter Olympics, and he was the first Norwegian athlete to win the event. His compatriot Kjetil Jansrud won a silver medal while Swiss world champion Beat Feuz came third with a bronze medal.
In the women's cross-country ski number, Ragnhild Haga took home a gold medal in the 10,000 meters race, and Charlotte Kalla from Sweden won the silver medal. Meanwhile, Mart Bjoergen and Krista Parmakoski of Norway both won bronze medals at the same time of 25 minutes, 32.4 seconds.
In the ice rink, Germans Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot won the gold medal at event figure skating beautiful on an ice rink) in pairs with stunning looks and a lot of fun audiences. [lt]