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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Day 2: medal count by country | news summary 6 February

ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA - FEBRUARY 06: Gold medallist Jakara Anthony of Team Australia (C), Silver medallist Jaelin Kauf of Team United States (L) and Bronze medallist Anastasia Smirnova of Team ROC (R) celebrate during the Women's Freestyle Skiing Moguls

2022 Winter Olympics: Day 2 medal count as it happened

Beijing 2022: live medal table

1. Norway: Gold 2 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (3)

2. Sweden: Gold 2 Silver 0 Bronze 0 (2)

3. ROC: Gold 1 Silver 2 Bronze 2 (5)

4. Germany: Gold 1 Silver 1 Bronze 0 (2)

4. Netherlands: Gold 1 Silver 1 Bronze 0 (2)

6. Australia: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (2)

6. Japan: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (2)

6. Slovenia: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (2)

9. China: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 0 (1)

9. New Zealand: Gold 1 Silver 0 Bronze 0 (1)

11. Austria: Gold 0 Silver 2 Bronze 1 (3)

11. Italy: Gold 0 Silver 2 Bronze 1 (3)

13. USA: Gold 0 Silver 2 Bronze 0 (2)

14. Canada: Gold 0 Silver 1 Bronze 1 (2)

15. France: Gold 0 Silver 1 Bronze 0 (1)

16. Finland: Gold 0 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (1)

16. Hungary: Gold 0 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (1)

16. Poland: Gold 0 Silver 0 Bronze 1 (1)


- New Zealand's Zoi Sadowski-Synott wins gold in women's slopestyle snowboarding

- Sadowski-Synott's gold medal is NZ's first at a Winter Olympics

- American Julia Marino takes silver, earning USA's first medal in Beijing

- ROC's Alexander Bolshunov wins men's 15km+15km skiathlon

- Sweden's Nils van de Poel snatches the men's 5000m speed skating gold in dramatic finish

- Dutchman Patrick Roest had set Olympic record, but must settle for silver

- Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi claims gold in the men's normal hill ski jumping

- Australia's Jakara Anthony wins the women's freestyle skiing moguls

- Johannes Ludwig takes gold for Germany in the men's singles luge

Medals up for grabs on Day 2 (gold-medal event start times ET):

- Snowboarding: women’s slopestyle (9:24pm on Saturday)
- Cross-country skiing: men’s 15km+15km skiathlon (2am on Sunday)
- Speed skating: men’s 5000m (3:30am on Sunday)
- Ski jumping: men’s normal hill individual (7am on Sunday)
- Freestyle skiiing: women’s moguls (7:40am on Sunday)
- Luge: men’s singles (8:15am on Sunday)

Ludwig wins luge gold for Germany

Germany’s Johannes Ludwig has clinched the gold medal in the men’s singles luge, ahead of Austria’s Wolfgang Kindl and Italy’s Dominik Fischnaller. That’s Germany’s first gold at the 2022 Winter Games.

Australia's Anthony wins gold in women's freestyle skiiing

Australia's Jakara Anthony has won gold in the women's freestyle skiing moguls event, with the USA's Jaelin Kauf taking silver and the ROC's Anastasiia Smirnova claiming bronze.

Kobayashi wins ski jumping gold for Japan

Japan's Ryoyu Kobayashi has won the men's normal hill ski jumping final, ahead of Austria's Manuel Fettner in second and Poland's Dawid Kubacki in third. That's Japan's first gold at Beijing 2022!

Ski jumping normal hill men's

Men's ski jumping final delayed

The final of the men's normal kill ski jumping event has been pushed back slightly, from 7am ET to 7:07am ET (8:07pm local time).

This is where the Winter Games' next medal winners will be coming from. The Czech Republic's Cestmir Kozisek, the ROC's Roman Trofimov and Slovenia's Lovro Kos led the way in the first round.

(Photo: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

Van der Poel medal ceremony

Poel position

New Olympic champion Nils van der Poel is flanked by silver medallist Patrick Roest and bronze medallist Hallgeir Engebraaten during the flower ceremony for the men's speed skating 5000m on Sunday.

(Photo by Sebastien Bozon / AFP)

Patrick Roest

Men's 5000m speed skating: final standings

So Sweden add a second gold medal in Beijing with Nils van der Poel's victory in the men's 5000m speed skating, while Patrick Roest has to be content with adding a silver to the Netherlands' tally, despite setting an Olympic record. Norway's Hallgeir Engebraaten takes bronze.

(Photo: WANG Zhao / AFP)

Roest's Olympic record falls as Van der Poel snatches gold!

Scenes in the men's 5000m speed skating! Sweden's Nils van der Poel has just broken Patrick Roest's Olympic record to win the gold medal ahead of the Dutchman!

Wild celebrations among the Swedes; Roest looks absolutely bereft on the sidelines.

New OR in men's 5000m speed skating

The Netherlands' Patrick Roest is very much in pole position to win gold in the men's 5000m speed skating - he has just set a new Olympic record to lead the standings at the halfway stage of the event!


Why is Russia called ROC at the 2022 Beijing Olympics?

Incidentally, if you're wondering why Russia is competing as the ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) in Beijing, AS USA's Sergio Gómez and Calum Roche have the answer.

Bolshunov wins gold men's 15km+15km skiathlon

ROC's first gold medal at Beijing 2022

The ROC's Alexander Bolshunov holds his arms aloft in celebration as he crossing the finish line to win the gold medal in the men's 15km+15km skiathlon on on Sunday. Bolshunov's victory earned the ROC its first gold at Beijing 2022.

(Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

ROC's Bolshunov takes cross-country skiing gold

The ROC's Alexander Bolshunov has grabbed gold in the men's 15km+15km skiathlon, beating fellow Russian Dennis Spitsov into second with a time of 1:16:09.8. Finland's Iivo Niskanen has taken bronze.

The US' highest finisher was Scott Patterson, who came 11th in a time of 1:20:10.0.


Which US Olympian has the most medals in the Winter Olympics?

AS USA's Fidel Rubio takes a look atspeed skater Apolo Anton Ohno, the most decorated Winter Olympian in US history.

Sadowski celebrates NZ's first ever Winter Olympics gold

Sadowski celebrates NZ's first ever Winter Olympics gold

After winning New Zealand's first ever Winter Olympics gold medal, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott poses with silver medallist Julia Marino of the USA (left) and bronze medallist Tess Coady of Australia during the women's snowboard slopestyle flower.

(Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Team USA wins first medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics

There was no flex in Zoi Sadowski-Synott's landings today! Zoi is so powerful and had a couple of amazing snowboarding runs today. Zoi, from New Zealand, went into her final run having to beat Marino’s 87.68 in order to win the gold medal, and she managed to get it done! Zoi had an unbelievable show and claimed the gold medal with a score of 92.88.

Julia Marino won the first medal here in Beijing for Team USA with a silver medal. Marino put down some amazing runs here in Beijing today!! Marino has precision and moved herself from 9th place to 1st place with a score of 87.68 after her second run. Marino said after the run that Zoi Sadowski-Synott is an inspiration to her and she is so lucky to share the podium with her. 

Jamie Anderson Anderson was the reigning champion, but unfortunately she couldn’t pull it off again this year. Anderson went for her third gold, but unfortunately she fell a little short. On run number three, Anderson took a hard fall which ruined her chances. Anderson's best score was 80.78 on her second run, which kept her in the eighth place. She finished the day in 9th place.  

Anna Gasser took some serious air today and after her double 900 and managed to lock her heels to make a strong landing. Gasser came in at 75.33, but this wasn't enough to put her on the podium.

The snow was dry and aggressive today, but all of the women came to perform and had some amazing runs.

Ice hockey

US ice hockey team ease past ROC as tempers flare

A relentless United States crushed the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) 5-0 in a hard-hitting clash that lent a little geopolitical tension to the Beijing Olympics women's ice hockey tournament.

The victory kept the unbeaten US headed towards a gold medal showdown with North American rivals Canada, who earlier at the Wukesong Sports Centre produced another ruthless performance to pound third-ranked Finland 11-1.

The U.S and Russia contest had a Cold War vibe running in the background with relations between the countries strained over Ukraine, where the West has accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of preparing for a war.

On the ice, however, the US are the Olympic champions and women's hockey super power while the ROC have yet to reach the podium and are in Beijing looking for a medal and respect.

Team USA disqualified, China wins

Team USA thought they had speed-skated their way closer to the gold, but they were disqualified after a review of the semi-final race. Their disqualification from the short-track speed skating mixed team relay finals paved the way for host China to win its first medal at the 2022 Winter Games.


Day 2 highlights: Speedskating

Sven Kramer holds the Olympic record, as well as the gold medal from Pyeongchang in the 5000 metres. He is aiming to defend his title and his record, going up against 2018 silver medalist Ted-Jan Bloemen and reigning world champion and world record holder Nils van der Poel.


Day 2 highlights: Snowboarding

Anderson, a seven-time Winter X Games slopestyle gold medallist and a two-time world champion, is out for her OIympic three-peat. No snowboarder has ever won three golds in a row at the Games, with Shaun White the only snowboarder to have won three golds at all.

She will face competition from Canada's Laurie Blouin, another two-time world champion, while Tess Coady of Australia and New Zealand's Zoi Sadowski-Synnott must be considered as strong challengers.


Day 2 highlights: Ski Jumping

The men's normal hill individual field is wide open, given that 2018 Olympic champion Andreas Wellinger failed to qualify this time, while silver medalist Johann Andre Forfang is not competing.

Robert Johansson took bronze last time and will be among the favourites, which will include reigning world champion Piotr Zyla (Poland) and current World Cup leader Karl Geiger (Germany).


Day 2 highlights: Luge

The men's singles final takes place on Sunday, with reigning champion David Gleirscher, 2018 silver medallist Chris Mazdzer and bronze medalist Johannes Ludwig all pushing for gold.

Ludwig is the favourite, leading the 2021-22 Luge World Cup heading to Beijing, while 2010 and 2014 Olympic champion Felix Loch is also in the mix.


Day 2 highlights: Freestyle Skiing

The women's moguls gold is up for grabs on Sunday, with reigning world and Olympic champion Perrine Laffont of France in line to defend her title.

Laffont will face stern opposition from Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe, who took silver in Pyeongchang, though Yuliya Galysheva – who took bronze in 2018 and finished second behind Laffont in the world championships last year – needs to go through a second qualification round.


Day 2 highlights: Cross-Country Skiing

Norway claimed the first gold medal of this year's Games when Therese Johaug stormed to victory in the women's 7.5km x 7.5km skiathlon on Saturday, and her compatriot Johannes Hoesflot will hope to match that feat in the men's equivalent.

Hoesflot is a reigning world champion in three disciplines, and he won three golds in 2018, albeit he finished a disappointing 10th in the 30km skiathlon four years ago.

Norway dominated the podium in the event in 2018, but neither Simen Hegstad Krueger or Martin Johnsrud Sundby will be competing this time. Hans Christer Holund will be looking to improve on his bronze.


Day 2 highlights: Alpine Skiing

The men's downhill event will be the first time a medal is up for grabs in the alpine ski programme in Beijing.

With the 2018 Olympic champion, Aksel Lund Svindal, having retired, and his compatriot Kjetil Jansrud missing through injury, then Matthias Mayer - who claimed gold in 2014 in Sochi - is among the favourites.

Beijing 2022 live medal count: welcome

Hello and welcome to our live medal count at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, where medals are due to be handed out in six events on day two.

The events in which medals are up for grabs today are (start times all ET):

- Snowboarding: women’s slopestyle (9:24pm on Saturday)
- Alpine skiing: men’s downhill (10pm on Saturday)
- Cross-country skiing: men’s 15km+15km skiathlon (2am on Sunday)
- Speed skating: men’s 5000m (3:30am on Sunday)
- Ski jumping: men’s normal hill individual (7am on Sunday)
- Freestyle skiiing: women’s moguls (7:40am on Sunday)
- Luge: men’s singles (8:15am on Sunday)



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