Recent Ski News
In the end, Joss Christensen could only throw his head back and smile. He watched as 11 competitors rode their second and final run of the Slopestyle finals, and one after another, they couldn’t match him. His first run, highlighted by a beautiful switch triple cork 1260 – the only of the competition – resulted in an insurmountable score (95.80). Big name after big name tried, but failed. And the last skier standing, the one who would get the victory lap, was the one who almost didn’t even make the trip to Sochi.
Anastasiya Kuzmina of Slovakia defended her gold medal from the 2010 Vancouver Games in the Women’s 7.5km Sprint Biathlon. Her finishing time of 21 minutes, 6.8 seconds was enough to secure her third career Olympic medal. Her winning time was 19.9 seconds faster than Russia’s Olga Vilukhina and 21.7 seconds quicker than bronze medalist Vita Semerenko of Ukraine.
In Vancouver fours years ago, Alex Bilodeau rallied his countrymen by winning the first gold medal for Canada at those Games. This year in Sochi, Bilodeau was equally as disruptive, becoming the first freestyle skier to medal in consecutive Olympics after defending his moguls title.