Pyeongchang 2018 round-up: Final day results at Winter Olympics

Feb 26, 2018, 00:18
Pyeongchang 2018 round-up: Final day results at Winter Olympics

The Swedish women have won the gold medal in the final match of a marathon curling festival.

The 2018 Winter Olympics ends on Sunday in Pyeongchang, with the final event from South Korea the closing ceremonies on Sunday night (Sunday morning in the U.S.). John-Henry Krueger won the silver medal at the short track 1,000-meter event to earn Team USA's first individual speedskating medal since 2010, and the women's team pursuit bronze medal was the first women's long track medal in 16 years.

The USA was on the verge of elimination during round robin play. In the former, Norway's foursome was just 55 seconds off ancient rival Sweden's gold medal time; the victory gave the Swedes just their 11th medal of the Games.

The South Koreans picked up one point in the eighth, but when they couldn't keep the Swedes from scoring in the ninth, they conceded. Women won 12 medals, men won nine, and two more came from mixed teams. A total of 92 countries have participated in the major worldwide sport event, with the Norwegian team collecting most of the medals as result of competitions (39, including 14 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze medals) and the Russian team 17, including two gold, six silver and nine bronze medals.

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You never know what can happen on Sunday. "It is unbelievable to have the (No.) 3 back in the winner's circle 20 years later". Patrick said. -Darrell "Bubba" Wallace Jr. will become the first black driver since 1969 to start the Daytona 500.

But, as with the end of any Olympiad, myriad questions remain as the focus moves toward the next quadrennial.

The North Korean delegation will be in South Korea until Tuesday.

Gold medal victor Alina Zagitova performed to the jazz standard "Afro Blue" by American singer Jazzmeia Horn. Chen's fellow teammates Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu did not receive invitations.

The closing ceremony will also set the stage for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo before that.

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At the par-5 11th, a hole he took a seven on the day before, Woods three-putted to spoil a back-to-back birdie situation. Chez Reavie was in the group at 68 and he was the only player from the morning to play bogey-free.

The women's hockey record wasn't the only Canadian gold streak broken in Pyeongchang. Sweden won gold, while the "Garlic Girls" of South Korea took silver and Japan took bronze.

However, two of the more than 160 athletes competing as Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation tested positive for banned substances, including a curler who had to forfeit his bronze medal.

It was undoubtedly a tough call for the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Becoming the first Olympian to win gold medals in Alpine skiing and snowboarding, Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic on Saturday defied skeptics at the 2018 Winter Olympics by trusting herself. There is no official location just yet for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

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The opening ceremony of the Games was a grandiose celebration with music, dancing pyrotechnics and more, and viewers can expect more of the same when the Winter Olympics reach their conclusion.