Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Olympics Report: Dissappointing Day for US

The US claimed no medals Tuesday, while Germany surged ahead with four medal wins, bringing their total up to nine and forcing the US into second place in the overall medal count.  The biggest disappointment came in women's snowboard cross, as heavily favored Lindsey Jacobellis stumbled on the start of the course and was disqualified, finishing fifth in the final standings and failing to make the finals and redeem herself for her embarassing crash at the finish line in Torino.  The gold was claimed by Canada's Maelle Ricker, earning Canada it's second home gold.

Women's Snowboard Cross Final Standings
1.  Maelle Ricker (CAN), gold medalist
2.  Deborah Anthonioz (FRA), silver medalist
3.  Olivia Nobs (SUI), bronze medalist
4.  Helene Olafsen (NOR)
5.  Lindsey Jacabellis (USA)
6.  Nelly Moenne Loccoz (FRA)
7.  Mellie Francon (SUI)
8.  Zoe Gillings (GBR)

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